Bentley Team Absolute has won the GT Asia Series Team Championship in its debut season, taking the title at the 2015 finale at Thailand’s Chang International Circuit. The weekend also saw Bentley Team Absolute drivers Adderly Fong and Keita Sawa take two hard-fought podium finishes to end the season Vice Champions in the Drivers’ Classification, while Duncan Tappy and Bentley Team Absolute newcomer Benny Simonsen celebrated a lights-to-flag victory in Round 10.
After qualifying on pole for Round 10, Tappy led the field in Car #77 and Simonsen continued the charge to take the chequered flag by more than 10 seconds. The Car #08 duo of 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion Sawa and 2013 Audi R8 LMS Cup champion Fong dropped back at the start, but fought their through the field to finish third, putting them on equal points with their rivals heading into the final race of the weekend.
Jeffrey Lee teamed up with 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion Alexandre Imperatori for the final two races of the weekend, finishing just outside the top 10 in Round 10.
In the championship-deciding Round 11, Fong started from pole but lost out at the start to his title rival. Sawa and Fong would ultimately finish third, with Tappy and Simonsen fourth. Imperatori and Lee were eighth, as Bentley Team Absolute secured the team title.
“We are thrilled to have won the team title in our inaugural season of racing in the GT Asia Series, and to have shown the strength and speed of Bentley Team Absolute amongst such a competitive field,” said Absolute Racing director Ingo Matter. “Finishing runners-up in the Drivers Classification with Adderly and Sawa showed our consistency this year, while Duncan and Benny’s win in Car #77 in Round 10 was a great result. We’d like to congratulate the GT Asia Series Champion Darryl O’Young in what was an extremely competitive season, and we look forward to coming back even stronger in 2016.”