Blancpain GT Series Asia’s champions crowned in London

26 November 2018 Blancpain GT Series Asia’s champions crowned in London

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This year’s Blancpain GT Series Asia champions were united in London on Saturday evening (November 24) to receive their 2018 trophies alongside title winners from SRO Motorsports Group’s other international, regional and national series.

The historic Old Billingsgate on the bank of the River Thames was chosen as 2018’s venue for SRO’s traditional end-of-season prize-giving ceremony following last year’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Paris.

The black tie ceremony brings together GT champions from around the world, and Asia was no exception. Overall GT3 Drivers’ and Teams’ champions FFF Racing, Martin Kodric and Dennis Lind were on hand to collect their 2018 trophies alongside team-mates Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Marco Mapelli, who won GT3’s Pro/Am title.

KCMG’s Am Cup champions Takuya Shirasaka and Naoto Takeda flew in from Japan to be presented with their awards while Reinhold Renger (GruppeM Racing) picked up the GT4 Drivers’ Championship trophy.

Each class’ top-three crews were also invited by SRO as part of their prize for outstanding seasons.

2019’s rebranded Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia and GT4 Asia campaigns begin at Sepang in Malaysia on April 6/7.

GT3 Overall Drivers’ Championship
1st Dennis Lind and Martin Kodric, FFF Racing Team by ACM (Lamborghini)
2nd Nick Foster, HubAuto Racing (Ferrari)
3rd Patric Niederhauser, GruppeM Racing (Mercedes-AMG)

GT3 Pro/Am Drivers’ Championship
1st Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Marco Mapelli, FFF Racing Team by ACM (Lamborghini)
2nd Yuke Taniguchi, KCMG (Nissan)
3rd Raffaele Marciello, GruppeM Racing (Mercedes-AMG)

GT3 Silver Drivers’ Championship
1st Dennis Lind and Martin Kodric, FFF Racing Team by ACM (Lamborghini)
2nd Nick Foster, HubAuto Racing (Ferrari)
3rd Franky Cheng Congfu and Martin Rump, Absolute Racing (Audi)

GT3 Am Drivers’ Championship
1st Naoto Takeda and Takuya Shirasaka, KCMG (Audi)
2nd Andrew Macpherson and Ben Porter, AMAC Motorsport (Lamborghini)
3rd Shinji Takei, ARN Racing and Arrows Racing (Ferrari and Honda)

GT4 Overall Drivers’ Championship
1st Reinhold Renger, GruppeM Racing (Mercedes-AMG)
2nd Sunako Jukuchou and Takayuki Kinoshita, BMW Team Studie (BMW)
3rd Ringo Chong, Team iRace.Win (Mercedes-AMG)

GT3 Teams’ Championship
1st FFF Racing Team by ACM (Lamborghini)
2nd GruppeM Racing (Mercedes-AMG)
3rd Absolute Racing (Audi)

GT4 Teams’ Championship
1st BMW Team Studie (BMW)
2nd GruppeM Racing (Mercedes-AMG)
3rd Team iRace.Win (Mercedes-AMG)