Tough end to the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Asia for Craft-Bamboo Racing

Despite an amazing team effort to improve the car every session and a points finish in race 1, it was a tough season finale for Craft-Bamboo Racing as both cars were involved in incidents across the two Blancpain GT Series Asia races on the weekend at Ningbo.

Race 1 began with the #911 Porsche 911 GT3 R driven by Sandy Stuvik and Shae Davies getting caught up in an unavoidable first lap incident, with a Nissan spinning into the path of Stuvik, leaving him with serious damage and forced to retire the car.

However, Darryl O’Young and Aidan Read showed the potential of the Porsche 911 GT3 R, with O’Young fighting through the field and running in the top 5 before getting unlucky with slower traffic before the pit-stop, which resulted in the #991 losing track position after the round of driver changes. Read battled hard to get back up to P7, but eventually finished P10 after a long battle with the surrounding cars.

Diana Rosario and Naomi Zhang, driving the #88 Mercedes-AMG GT4, made history by finishing their first ever race together as an all-female crew in the Blancpain GT Series Asia in P4.

Race 2 saw yet another first lap incident, with Aidan Read in the #991 Porsche 911 GT3 R getting hit from behind and had contact with another car, ending his race. The #911 car with Shae Davies at the wheel managed to get a clean start and was involved in an epic 5 car battle up till the stops. But with 18 minutes to go, Sandy Stuvik had contact with another car which pitched him into a spin, which resulted in damage to the #911 car and had to retire.

The #88 Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Rosario and Zhang had another clean race, managing to avoid incidents and finished P6 in class.