Absolute Racing are pleased to announce Maxime Jousse is to make his Porsche Carrera Cup Asia return with the team. 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia first runner up will be back in the series to drive the #66 AAS Motorsport by Absolute Racing entry next weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit.
26-year-old driver from France has competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in 2016, following the conquest of the Porsche Carrera Cup France title in 2015. Last season Maxime Jousse took part of China GT Championship season and debuted in Blancpain GT Series Asia.
Speaking about the team’s newest signing, Team Director Fabien Fior said, “We are pleased to partner up with AAS Motorsport and CTI Logistics for the upcoming races in Shanghai and Bangsaen. We have raced against Maxime in 2016, and have witnessed first-hand his race craft and pure speed. Now we have chance to work together, and it will be great to have his talents within the team. ”
Commenting on joining the team, Maxime Jousse added, “I am very excited to return to the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and I want to thanks to AAS Motorsport, CTI Logistics and Absolute Racing for the trust and support. I have raced against Absolute Racing serviced teams before so I know how hard they push as a team to win. It will be my first time driving the last generation of the 911 GT3 Cup but I am confident I’ll be able to do a solid over the weekend.”
Shanghai weekend will get underway on Friday with a 45-minute Free Practice session before a half hour qualifying shoot out on Saturday morning. The 12-lap race takes place on Sunday at 11.30 (GMT+8).
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2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Season Calendar:
Apr 13 – 15 Shanghai International Circuit, China, Rnd 1
Jun 15 – 17 Fuji Speedway, Japan, Rnds 2 & 3
Jun 17 Fuji Speedway, Japan, PCCA & PCCJ Inv. Race
Jul 13 – 15 Bangsaen Street Circuit, Thailand, Rnds 4 & 5
Aug 03 – 05 Sydney Msport Park, Australia, Rnds 6 & 7
Aug 05 Sydney Msport Park, Australia, CCA & CCAus Inv. Race
Sep 14 – 16 Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore, Rnd 8
Sep 28 – 30 Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, Rnds 9 & 10
Nov 16 – 18 Shanghai International Circuit, China, Rnds 11 & 12
About Absolute Racing:
Founded in 2010 by motorsports specialists Ingo Matter and Fabien Fior, Absolute Racing rapidly grew into a formidable force and a powerhouse in the region.
Currently operating from Shanghai, Zhuhai, Sepang and in the United States of America, Absolute Racing has captured victories in every major racing series it has entered including the Asian Le Mans Series, Audi R8 LMS Cup, Blancpain GT Series Asia, China GT Championship, GT Asia Series, Pirelli World Challenge, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and Formula Masters Series.
Enjoying tremendous success both on and off the track, Absolute Racing brings experience, trust, and credibility to all brands and partners associated with the team.
With a strong brand presence and identity, Absolute Racing offers different levels of Customer Racing services. It was no coincidence that a world-class race proven sports car outfit like Absolute Racing was appointed as the sole motorsports organisation to manage the prestigious Bentley’s Customer Racing programme in Asia and USA.
As a major player in one of the fastest growing sports in Asia, the Team is able to take any driver on a journey through the junior formulas to the top level of the sport in the most professional environment.
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