The Motul Sepang 12 Hours, the final round of the inaugural season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, is becoming increasingly popular with endurance teams throughout the motorsports planet. With Phoenix Racing, MARC Cars Australia as well as the official presence of British manufacturers McLaren and Ginetta, the entry list for the Asian endurance classic has become even more attractive.
Phoenix Racing enters two cars for Intercontinental GT Challenge honours
Phoenix Racing is a familiar name in SRO Motorsports Group-organized series. Last year, the team’s Audi R8 LMS finished in third in the Motul Sepang 12 Hours, this time German squad is aiming to shine on the circuit near the Malaysian capital to score important championship points for the Intercontinental GT Challenge. In order to achieve this, Phoenix Racing brings two Audi R8 LMS to Sepang, with a star-studded line-up. The #15 car will be driven by Christopher Haas, Robin Frijns and Laurens Vanthoor, while the #16 has Pierre Kaffer, René Rast and Markus Winkelhock at the wheel.
In the Intercontinental GT Challenge classification, last year’s Motul Sepang 12 Hours winner Laurens Vanthoor is leading the drivers’ standings, with Audi third in the manufacturers’ classification.
Laurens Vanthoor (Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS) : “The secret to perform well in Sepang is to remain cool, literally. Physically, this race is the most demanding event I know. The combination of the heat and humidity make this 12 hour-race as tough as a 24-hour race. Our aim is very simple: we want to take both drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles in the Intercontinental GT Challenge.