Bentley Team Absolute wrapped up their successful 2016 racing season with an exclamation mark when Adderly Fong won the FIA GT World Cup non-manufacturer trophy in Macau.
Fong was quick all weekend in his Bentley Continental GT3 on Macau’s narrow street circuit. His performance earned him the eighth starting spot in the main race, the highest start by a non-works car.
“The main goal was to stay out of the walls and retain my lead of the non-manufacturers title,” he said in the post-event press conference. “The Continental GT3 was quick and the guys at Bentley Team Absolute did an awesome job, as always, to prepare it.”
Fong was quick and consistent for the duration of the event, managing to avoid contact along the way. He was running 5th when the race was red flagged due to an incident with only a lap remaining. The restart was a failure as the leading Audi crashed spectacularly, skidding across the finish line on its roof (if you haven’t seen the video, you have to see it!)
“It’s a shame that the main race was a bit of a non-event,” said Bentley Team Absolute’s Team Principal Ingo Matter. “But, to win the FIA GT World Cup in our class is fantastic. Adderly did a great job. He put in a mature, confident and very quick drive to ensure the team got the result we deserved – it’s another success in our 2016 season.”
Bentley Team Absolute’s trophy case continues to grow as this trophy will join the 2016 and 2015 GT Asia Series titles and multiple race wins across Asia. Absolute Racing will continue their Bentley campaign in the Asian Le Mans Series on January 8th at Buriram International Circuit in Thailand. The team has not confirmed another Pirelli World Challenge campaign here in the U.S.
Source: Absolute Racing