Beijing, April 8, 2021 – Audi Sport customer racing Asia has announced the return of the Audi Sport Asia Trophy for 2021, with all FIA Bronze-rated privateers competing in Audi R8 LMS GT2, GT3, GT4 or Audi RS 3 LMS machinery across the region automatically entered. The three drivers with the highest number of accumulated points at the end of the season will share Euro 100,000 in spare parts credits. The top three GT3 Audi privateers, meanwhile, will contest the iconic 2022 Suzuka 10 Hours on a team fully funded by Audi Sport customer racing Asia.
“In its first year, we saw 41 committed Asian privateers compete for the Audi Sport Asia Trophy,” said Alexander Blackie, Manager of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “The year-long contest brings together all of our privateers competing across a wide variety of racing series and events under the Audi Sport Asia umbrella. We’re excited to see which of our drivers from the worlds of GT and touring cars, sprint and endurance racing, will be crowned the best Audi privateer in Asia at the end of 2021.”
Audi Sport Asia Trophy points are awarded on a coefficient system, based on a driver’s finishing positon, race machinery entered and competitiveness of the series or event. In addition, drivers who win a championship or a class title in a series comprised of three races or more also receive additional points equivalent to an overall or class win in the form of a champion bonus.
On top of the already included racing series and events, such as GT World Challenge Asia, Asian LeMans Series, Thailand Super Series, China GT Championship, China Endurance Championship, TCR China, TCR Asia and the Macau Grand Prix, 2021 sees the addition of the GT Super Sprint Series, a new Chinese racing series for amateur drivers.
In championships and races where Audi Sport Asia Trophy drivers share duties with professionals, the privateers receive full points for the finishing position of the car. In 2020, the winning combination of official Audi Sport Asia driver Sandy Stuvik and privateer Daniel Bilski at B-Quik Racing saw the pair clinch the Thailand Super Series Supercar GT3 title , the latter winning the inaugural Audi Sport Asia Trophy in the process.
Audi Sport customer racing Asia will continue its industry-leading customer support programme at all of China and Asia’s leading GT and TCR events and series. Onsite spare parts inventories and bilingual Audi Sport technical personnel will be on hand across the continent when Audi customers are on track as well as driver lounges and hospitality at strategic Chinese events.
To download the full Audi Sport Asia Trophy regulations, please click here.