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GT Asia: Jacky Yeung Tiger Racing Team Audi R8 LMS wins the GTM class title at Macau



The 2014 GT Asia series held its final round with the Macau GT Cup this weekend. A large number of entrants in the GT Cup race were also entered to score points in the GT Asia finale.

A total of seven Audi R8 LMS and ultra cars were entered for the Macau GT Cup two from Audi race experience and five from Absolute Racing. Three of the Absolute Racing entries were also entered as GT Asia entries. These included the Audi R8 LMS ultra cars of Jeffrey Lee (Audi #7) and Philip Ma (Audi #98), and the Absolute Racing run #77 Tiger Racing Team R8 LMS of Jacky Yeung.

Yeung arrived in Macau as the GT Asia GTM class championship leader, after having won his class in both of the races held at the penultimate round at Shanghai. His main opposition in the title chase, Thomas Fjordbach, withdrew from the event during the week leading up to the Macau Grand Prix. This meant that Jacky Yeung had an unassailable lead in the GTM class standings and was crowned as the class champion in Macau.

At the front of the overall field it was a case of Audi domination with Edoardo Mortara and Laurens Vanthoor locking out the front row by the end of the two qualifying sessions. Within the GT Asia field it was a fourth and fifth place for Absolute Racing with Philip Ma and Jeffrey Lee. The pairing were twenty-second and twenty-third overall. Jacky Yeung qualified fourth within the GT Asia GTM class, eleventh within the GT Asia field and thirty-first overall.

The race got underway at 9h00 local time. Philip Ma (#98) was the highest Audi finisher within the GT Asia field. He finished fifth, twenty-third overall. Jeffrey Lee (#7) finished sixth, twenty-fourth overall. Jacky Yeung piloted his #77 Audi R8 LMS to fifth position within the GT Asia GTM class, thirty-first overall.

Up front it in the overall standings it was a dominant display by the Mercedes-Benz duo of Maro Engel and Renger van der Zande. They grabbed the lead at the start and took a 1-2 result for Mercedes-Benz. Audi race experience finished third and fourth with Mortara and Vanthoor.

Well done to Absolute Racing and Jacky Yeung for winning the 2014 GT Asia GTM class title.

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