2015 GT Asia Series

2015 GT Asia Series
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The 2015 GT Asia Series was the sixth season of the GT Asia Series championship. It began on 16 May at the Korea International Circuit and ended on 2 November at the Guia Circuit after 11 championship races and a non-championship event.

The series will change tyre supplier from Yokohama to Michelin.[1]

Entry listEdit

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
  Clearwater Racing[2] Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 1   Weng Sun Mok GT3 1–9
  James Calado 1–2, 7
  Gianmaria Bruni 3–4
  Toni Vilander 5–6
  Alessandro Pier Guidi 8–9
12   Richard Wee GT3 1–9
  Craig Baird 1–2
  Matt Griffin 3–6, 8–9
  Hiroki Katoh 7
  FFF Racing Team by ACM[3] Nissan GT-R GT3 5   André Couto GT3 5–6
  Fu Songyang
McLaren 650S GT3   Andrea Caldarelli[3] GT3 1–4, 7
  Fu Songyang[3] 1–4, 8–9
  Ronald Wu 7
  Vitantonio Liuzzi 8–9
9   Max Wiser[3] GT3 1–4
  Jiang Xin[3]
15   Nathan Antunes GT3 5–9
  Rod Salmon
55   Hiroshi Hamaguchi[3] GT3 1–9
  Vitantonio Liuzzi[3] 1–7
  Álvaro Parente 8–9
  Bentley Team Absolute[4] Bentley Continental GT3 7   Jeffrey Lee[4] GT3 1–9
  Jean-Karl Vernay[4] 1–2
  Andy Soucek 3–6
  Andy Meyrick 7–9
8   Adderly Fong[4] GT3 1–9
  Keita Sawa[4]
77   Duncan Tappy[4] GT3 1–9
  Jacky Yeung[4] 1–7
  Andrew Kim 8–9
  Spirit of Race Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 9   Max Wiser GT3 5–6
  Jiang Xin
  NB Team Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 9   Max Wiser GT3 8–9
  Jiang Xin
  Singha Motorsport[5] Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 11   Piti Bhirombhakdi GT3 1–9
  Naoki Yokomizo 1–2
  Carlo van Dam 3–9
  Gulf Racing JP[5] Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 20   Hisashi Kunie GTM 1–2, 5–9
  Keiichi Mori 1–2
  Tetsuya Makino 3–4
  Kimihiro Yashiro 3–6
  Dylan Derdaele 7–9
Porsche 997 GT3-R 22   Shouta Hanaoka GT3 1–2
  Kimihiro Yashiro 1–2, 8–9
  Dylan Derdaele 3–4
  Hisashi Kunie
  Keiichi Mori 5–7
  Yutaka Yamamoto 5–6
  Tetsuya Makino 7
  Takashi Hagino 8–9
  Absolute Racing[5] Audi R8 LMS Cup 23   Jerry Wang GTM 1–9
  Warren Luff 7
Audi R8 LMS ultra 98   Philip Ma GT3 5–6, 8–9
  Ho-Pin Tung
  Dilango Racing[5] Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 24   Dilantha Malagamuwa GT3 3–6
  Kota Sasaki
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 GT3 34   Takuma Aoki GTM 3–7
  Ken Urata
  Nexus Infinity Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 27   Dominic Ang GT3 7
  Adrian D'Silva
  Bingo Racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3 32   Akira Iida GT3 5–6
  Taiyo Iida
  BBT[5] Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 37   Anthony Liu GT3 1–4, 7–9
  Davide Rizzo
  GDL Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S 67   Keong Liam Lim GTM 7
  Nigel Farmer
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 87   Keong Wee Lim GTM 7
  Melvin Moh
  LKM Racing Porsche 997 GT3-R 68   Yuk Lung Siu GT3 7–9
  Mak Hing Tak
  Golden CMT RT Ferrari 458 Challenge 69   James Cai GTM 8–9
  Kenneth Lim
  Taiwan Top Speed Racing Team Ferrari 458 Challenge 69   James Cai GTM 5–6
  Kenneth Lim
70   Ryō Fukuda GTM 5–6
  Craig Liu
78   George Chou GTM 5–7
  Jeff Lu 5–6
  Robert Lee 7
95   K.S. Wang GTM 5–7
  Shogo Mitsuyama 5–6
  Craig Liu 7
  Team NZ Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 71   Graeme Dowsett GTM 7
  John Curran
  OD Racing[6] Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 86   Fairuz Fauzy[6] GT3 1–9
  Zen Low[6]
  Craft-Bamboo Racing[7][8] Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 88   Richard Lyons GT3 1–9
  Frank Yu
99   Darryl O'Young GT3 1–9
  Jonathan Venter 1–6
  Daniel Lloyd 7–9
Icon Class
GT3 GT3
GTM GTM

Race calendar and resultsEdit

The full calendar for the 2015 season was released on 28 February 2015. The Sepang International Circuit round will be a 3-hour endurance race and held at Saturday.[9]

Round Circuit Date Pole position GT3 Winner GTM Winner
1   Korea International Circuit 16 May   No. 88 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 37 BBT Racing   No. 23 Absolute Racing
  Richard Lyons
  Frank Yu
  Anthony Liu
  Davide Rizzo
  Jerry Wang
2 17 May   No. 99 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 99 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 23 Absolute Racing
  Darryl O'Young
  Jonathan Venter
  Darryl O'Young
  Jonathan Venter
  Jerry Wang
3   Okayama International Circuit 27 June   No. 7 Bentley Team Absolute   No. 55 FFF Racing Team by ACM   No. 34 Dilango Racing
  Jeffrey Lee
  Andy Soucek
  Hiroshi Hamaguchi
  Vitantonio Liuzzi
  Takuma Aoki
  Ken Urata
4 28 June   No. 8 Bentley Team Absolute   No. 8 Bentley Team Absolute   No. 20 Gulf Racing JP
  Adderly Fong
  Keita Sawa
  Adderly Fong
  Keita Sawa
  Tetsuya Makino
  Kimihiro Yashiro
5   Fuji Speedway 18 July   No. 1 Clearwater Racing   No. 11 Singha Motorsport   No. 34 Dilango Racing
  Weng Sun Mok
  Toni Vilander
  Piti Bhirombhakdi
  Carlo van Dam
  Takuma Aoki
  Ken Urata
6 19 July   No. 99 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 8 Bentley Team Absolute   No. 70 Taiwan Top Speed Racing Team
  Darryl O'Young
  Jonathan Venter
  Adderly Fong
  Keita Sawa
  Ryō Fukuda
  Craig Liu
7   Sepang International Circuit 5 September   No. 99 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 37 BBT Racing   No. 23 Absolute Racing
  Darryl O'Young
  Daniel Lloyd
  Anthony Liu
  Davide Rizzo
  Jerry Wang
  Warren Luff
8   Shanghai International Circuit 26 September   No. 88 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 99 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 20 Gulf Racing JP
  Richard Lyons
  Frank Yu
  Darryl O'Young
  Daniel Lloyd
  Dylan Derdaele
  Hisashi Kunie
9 27 September   No. 99 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 99 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 69 Golden CMT RT
  Darryl O'Young
  Daniel Lloyd
  Darryl O'Young
  Daniel Lloyd
  James Cai
  Kenneth Lim
10   Chang International Circuit 24 October   No. 77 Bentley Team Absolute   No. 77 Bentley Team Absolute   No. 59 Singha Motorsport
  Duncan Tappy
  Benny Simonsen
  Duncan Tappy
  Benny Simonsen
  Benjamin Rouget
  Bhurit Bhirom Bhakdi
11 25 October   No. 8 Bentley Team Absolute   No. 99 Craft-Bamboo Racing   No. 89 Singha Motorsport
  Adderly Fong
  Keita Sawa
  Darryl O'Young
  Daniel Lloyd
  Kantasak Kusiri
  Voravud Bhirom Bhakdi
NC   Guia Circuit 22 November   No. 1 Mercedes AMG Driving Academy   No. 1 Mercedes AMG Driving Academy no entries allowed
  Maro Engel   Maro Engel

Championship standingsEdit

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Points 18 16 14 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 2 1
Sepang 3 Hour 36 32 28 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 4 2

Drivers' championship (overall)Edit

Rank Driver KOR
 
OKA
 
FUJ
 
SEP
 
SHA
 
CHA
 
Points
1   Darryl O'Young Ret 1 4 3 9 2 3 1 1 4 1 155
2   Adderly Fong
  Keita Sawa
8 3 7 1 13 1 2 3 3 3 3 151
4   Anthony Liu
  Davide Rizzo
1 2 3 5 1 11 2 7 2 134
6   Piti Bhirombhakdi Ret 4 2 6 1 Ret 5 2 5 5 Ret 104
7   Duncan Tappy 6 12 8 8 5 8 6 6 6 1 4 96
8   Carlo van Dam 2 6 1 Ret 5 2 5 5 Ret 94
9   Daniel Lloyd 3 1 1 4 1 92
10   Hiroshi Hamaguchi
DSQ 6 1 11 4 Ret Ret 4 8 2 5 79
11   Weng Sun Mok 2 Ret DNS DNS 2 5 4 5 Ret 12 11 76
12   Richard Lyons
  Frank Yu
3 9 12 2 11 17 10 10 7 6 8 72
12   Richard Wee Ret 5 6 4 3 4 Ret 9 10 9 9 70
15   Jeffrey Lee 5 7 5 Ret 14 7 9 8 9 10 7 64
16   Jonathan Venter Ret 1 4 3 9 2 63
17   Max Wiser
  Jiang Xin
4 Ret Ret 10 Ret 3 7 4 8 6 59
19   Matt Griffin 6 4 3 4 9 10 12 11 57
20   Jacky Yeung 6 12 8 8 5 8 6 52
21   Fairuz Fauzy
  Zen Low
Ret 8 9 7 7 9 8 Ret 11 DNS DNS 44
23   Alvaro Parente 4 5 2 5 41
24   Vitantonio Liuzzi DSQ 6 1 11 4 Ret Ret Ret DNS 38
25   James Calado 2 Ret 4 36
26   Benny Simonsen 5 1 4 28
27   Toni Vilander 2 5 25
27   Fu Songyang 7 10 13 9 10 10 25
29   Andy Meyrick 9 8 9 21
30   Dilantha Malagamuwa
  Kota Sasaki
11 Ret 6 6 19
32   Andrea Caldarelli 7 10 13 9 Ret Ret Ret 17
33   Andy Soucek 5 Ret 14 7 16
33   Jean-Karl Vernay 5 7 16
33   Andrew Kim 6 6 16
36   Dominic Ang
  Adrian D'Silva
7 14
38   Hisashi Kunie 10 14 10 Ret 20 16 14 12 Ret 12 11 12
39   Alexandre Imperatori 10 7 11
40   Naoki Yokomizo Ret 4 10
40   Hiroki Katoh Ret 9 9 10
42   Craig Baird Ret 5 9
42   Jerry Wang 9 13 16 Ret 19 Ret 11 9
42   Alessandro Pier Guidi 5 9
45   André Couto 10 10 8
45   Dylan Derdaele 10 Ret 14 12 Ret 12 11 8
47   Nathan Antunes
  Rod Salmon
8 12 16 Ret DNS 7
49   Keiichi Mori 10 14 16 18 17 4
49   Warren Luff 11 4
51   Kimihiro Yashiro Ret 11 15 12 20 16 DNS DNS 3
51   Philip Ma
  Ho-Pin Tung
12 11 13 13 3
54   Shouta Hanaoka Ret 11 2
54   Keong Wee Lim
  Melvin Moh
12 2
57   James Cai
  Kenneth Lim
15 15 14 12 15 Ret 1
57   Tetsuya Makino 15 12 17 1
  Takuma Aoki
  Ken Urata
14 13 17 20 Ret 0
  Craig Liu 18 13 18 0
  Ryo Fukuda 18 13 0
  Nigel Farmer
  Keong Liam Lim
13 0
  Akira Iida
  Taiyo Iida
21 14 0
  George Chou Ret Ret 15 0
  Robert Lee 15 0
  Yutaka Yamamoto 16 18 0
  K.S. Wang DNS 19 18 0
  Shogo Mitsuyama DNS 19 0
  Jeff Lu Ret Ret 0
  Yuk Lung Siu
  Mak Hing Tak
Ret 0
  John Curran
  Graeme Dowsett
Ret 0
  Ronald Wu Ret 0
  Gianmaria Bruni DNS DNS 0
  Benjamin Rouget
  Bhurit Bhirom Bhakdi
13 Ret 0
  Kantasak Kusiri
  Voravud Bhirom Bhakdi
Ret 13 0
Rank Driver KOR
 
OKA
 
FUJ
 
SEP
 
SHA
 
CHA
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michelin joins GT Asia as official tyre supplier in 2015". Asian Festival Of Speed. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Clearwater Racing reveal their #1 GT Asia Series challenger for 2015". GT Asia Series. Asian Festival of Speed. 10 April 2015. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "FFF Racing Team by ACM breaks cover". GT Asia Series. Asian Festival of Speed. 26 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Bentley Team Absolute announces 3-car team for GT Asia Series". GT Asia Series. Asian Festival of Speed. 16 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Most competitive field on record for 2015 GT Asia Series opener". GT Asia Series. motorsport.com. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Fairuz Fauzy set to make GT Asia debut with OD Racing". Racerlink. Michael Kim. 7 April 2015. Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Craft-Bamboo Racing announce Frank Yu and Richard Lyons for the #88 Aston Martin Vantage". GT Asia Series. Asian Festival of Speed. 10 April 2015. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Darryl O'Young and Jonathan Venter Complete Craft-Bamboo Racing's GT Asia Series Line-up". Craft-Bamboo Racing. Craft-Bamboo Racing. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  9. ^ "GT Asia Series prepares for 12-race program in 2015". GT Asia Series. 28 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.

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