Ye Hongli joins Absolute Racing at Suzuka

6 June 2019

Leo Ye Hongli will make his Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia return with Absolute Racing at Suzuka on June 22/23 alongside Yuan Bo.

The Chinese duo will race Absolute’s #912 Porsche 911 GT3 R, which previously featured Jono Lester and Dennis Olsen.

It will be Ye Hongli’s first Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia appearance since the same event last season when he contested the first three rounds with HubAuto Corsa. He has since won the China Touring Car Championship title and also represented his country in the end-of-year FIA GT Nations Cup.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Absolute Racing for Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia at Suzuka,” said Leo Ye. “I’m looking forward to racing with ‘Bob’. I can’t wait to get started and back up to speed. Hopefully we can have a great result and the team can work together to get the best out of it.”

Team Director Fabien Fior added: “We are very happy to have Leo on board. Leo and Bob will be a good team together. For a Chinese team like us it has a special meaning to run one of our Porsche cars with an all Chinese line-up. I’m looking forward to seeing how our cars get on this race after our strong performances in Malaysia and Thailand.”