KW becomes partner of the “Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia powered by AWS”

Customer racing is booming in the automotive industry. This trend has also benefited the KW automotive group. Nowadays, it is rare to find racing series where motorsport suspensions and wheels from KW automotive brands such as BBS, KW suspensions, and Reiger Suspension are not in use.

We are excited to announce that KW suspensions is now a partner of the “Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia powered by AWS,” further expanding our international motorsport involvement.

Each race, held at tracks in Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand, features up to 40 different GT3 and GT4 race cars. Notably, all BMW M4 GT3, BMW M4 GT4, Mercedes-AMG GT4, Porsche 911 GT3 R (991.1, 992), Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, and Toyota GR Supra GT4 are equipped with the adjustable KW Racing dampers, available in both two-way and five-way configurations.

This past weekend, on June 17th and 18th, 2023, the races took place at Fuji International Speedway in Japan. Bingo Racing secured victory on Saturday with their #9 Corvette C7 GT3-R.

In second place, AAS Motorsport by Absolute Racing delivered an impressive performance with their #911 Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) and drivers Vutthikorn Inthrapaphuvasak and Alessio Picariello.

R&B Racing, also driving the new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992), claimed the third spot with their driver pairing of Wei Lu and Dennis Olsen. Their race car carries the start number (#) 4.

NK Racing (#25) crossed the finish line in eighth place with their Porsche 911 GT3 R (992), while EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) finished eleventh. Porsche Center Okazaki (#18) secured the fifteenth position with their Porsche 911 GT3 R (992). The remaining Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) cars finished in 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd places.

In the GT4 class, YZ Racing with BMW Team Studie won their BMW M4 GT4 (#50), followed by Akiland Racing Toyota GR Supra GT4 (#71) in second place. Checkshop Caymania Racing clinched the third position with their Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 RS Clubsport (#718).

In the Sunday race, Triple Eight JMR Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO (#88) triumphed ahead of the #8 EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R (992). R&B Racing secured third, fourth, and fifth places with their Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) cars bearing the numbers (#) 4 and 87, respectively. The Plus with BMW Team Studie BMW M4 GT3 finished just behind them.

Absolute Racing’s #992 Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) claimed the tenth position, followed by Hubauto Racing with GTO in their #14 Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) at 14th place. Porsche Center Okazaki, in their #18 Porsche 911 GT3 R (992), finished 16th, and AAS Motorsport, by Absolute Racing, driving the #911 Porsche 911 GT3 R (992), secured the 23rd spot.

In the GT4 class on Sunday, Akiland Racing emerged victorious with their Toyota GR Supra GT4 (#71), while K-Tunes Racing’s Toyota GR Supra GT4 (#97) finished in second place.

Fotos GT World Challenge Asia / SRO

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