Buriram, June 3, 2019 – Audi Sport Asia driver Martin Rump will make his Thailand Super Series debut this weekend with the championship-leading B-Quik Racing Team. The 23-year-old Estonian Audi talent teams up with former international Formula 3 champion and GP3 driver Sandy Stuvik of Thailand in the Audi R8 LMS ultra for the second double-header of the season at the Chang International Circuit on June 8 and 9.
B-Quik Racing Team leads both the Thailand Super Series teams’ classification and the overall Super Car GT3 title chase with drivers Henk Kiks and Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup star Daniel Bilski, who will once more pilot the 2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3.
“B-Quik Racing Team have started the season very strongly and the addition of Audi Sport Asia driver Martin Rump is a signal of intent,” said Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “The team is passionate and committed, we’re excited to see what happens on the next step of their journey with Audi this season.”
Rump, a former Asian junior single-seater champion, has become a regular fixture on the podiums of Asia. He combines a successful professional racing career with his role as mentor for the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup, where Cup drivers benefit from his experience as well as his benchmark practice laps at each circuit. This will mark the first time Rump has teamed up with 24-year-old Stuvik, and the combined talents of the two youngsters are expected to represent a potent force.
B-Quik Racing’s acquisition of the latest evolution Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the 2019 season saw what was planned as a number of early-season shakedowns turn into unrelenting on-track success thus far. Bilski followed up a strong performance at the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup season-opener in Adelaide with a round three podium finish with the series in Zhuhai.
Reuniting with team principal Kiks, the pair took an Am Cup victory in round two of the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia at Sepang, following that up with an outright win in the opening event for the 2019 Thailand Super Series at the same track to soar to the top of the leaderboard. They then took a second Am Cup victory in Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia’s Chang International Circuit race meeting in May.
Rounds three and four of the Thailand Super Series begin on Saturday, June 8 at the FIA Grade 1, 4.554km Chang International Circuit.