ASIAN WRAP: Audi sweeps Sepang 12 Hour

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Monday 14th December, 2015 - 12:27pm

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Audi completed a 1-2-3 at the Sepang 12 Hour

Audi completed a 1-2-3 at the Sepang 12 Hour

Laurens Vanthoor guided Audi to a clean sweep at a rain interrupted Sepang 12 Hour.

After suffering two lengthy stoppages due to heavy rain, the Belgian emerged victorious after he took the lead from Australian GT champion Chris Mies in the sister WRT Audi entry in the final hour following a thrilling dice.

In the end, Vanthoor, making his competitive return after suffering a double fracture to his hip in October, helped WRT complete 228 laps to take the win by 8.3s.

The Belgian was joined on the podium by co-drivers Stephane Ortelli and Stuart Leonard.

Team WRT completed a one-two with the Mies/Chrtistopher Hasse/Enzo Ide coming a close seocnd, while the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 of Markus Winkelhock/Nicki Thiim/Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof were a minute behind in third.

“Sincere congratulations to our three squads on the podium,” said Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport customer racing.

“In 2010 and 2011, we finished this race as the runners-up and now we’ve won it.

“With that, we’re closing a very successful first season of the new Audi R8 LMS with a dream result before our customers will be battling for success on four continents with a total of up to 50 Audi GT3 sports cars next year.”

The FFF Racing McLaren 650S of Alvaro Parente/Andrea Caldarelli/Andrew Watson/Hiroshi Hamaguchi were a lap adrift of the leaders in fourth.

Bentley Motorsport’s #8 entry of Maxi Buhk,AndySoucek and Maxime Soulet was two laps down in fifth.

Australian Josh Hunt helped the Naza Nexus Ferrari 458 GT3 to a ninth palce finish, while Australian GT regulars AMAC Motorsport, featuring Warren Luff, James Winslow and Andrew MacPherson, were classified in 15th spot.

Jordan Love celebrates securing the AsiaCup Super 6 crown

Jordan Love celebrates securing the AsiaCup Super 6 crown

The CPK Racing Porsche squad, which included John Martin, could only complete 54 laps.

Asia Cup/Super 6 Series

Australian Jordan Love clinched the AsiaCup Super 6 title by scoring five wins from six races in the series finale at Sepang.

The Western Australian dominated the weekend with the only black mark on his perfect run arriving in Race 3 when a mechanical issue saw him retire on the formation lap.

However, Love bounced back to take wins in the remaining three races to take his tally to 15 from the 18 races held.

Love’s demise in Race 3 saw fellow coutryman Drew Ridge complete a comfortable win over Daniel Frost and Adam Khalid. Ridge finished second behind Love in the five other races.