X-ONE unbeatable at Fuji Speedway
At the Fuji Speedway in Japan this weekend X-ONE Racing competed with their Lamborghini Huracans in the Blancpain GT Series Asia and Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship races. Indonesia’s Andrew Haryanto drove alone in the Am class of the Blancpain GT Series Asia but shared the driving in the Super Trofeo races with Doyun Hwang from Korea. The pairing had already proved successful in Buriram where they dominated the Am class with one victory and one second place finish.
Haryanto and Hwang twice victorious in Lamborghini Super Trofeo
Qualifying on Saturday morning saw Hwang set the 5th quickest time in class on a damp and slippery track while Haryanto took yet another Super Trofeo Am pole for Sunday’s race. In race one Hwang was quick to move through the field and by lap four was 2nd in Am, chasing down Uchida. He passed him just before the pit window opened and Haryanto took over the car. The Indonesian went on to win the Am class by twelve seconds and finish 9th overall. In Sunday’s race Haryanto fell back to 3rd in class avoiding spinners at the first corner. Tashiro and Buncharoen put three Pro-Am cars between themselves and Haryanto but he soon passed them all and briefly held the Am lead before slipping back to 3rd just before handing the car over to Hwang. The Korean driver inherited an eight second gap to the leading Am cars but quickly passed Buncharoen for 2nd and, as patchy rain began to fall, set about closing the five second gap to Uchida. On lap 23 he passed him decisively to take the class lead and the second Super Trofeo victory of the weekend for X-ONE.
X-ONE and Haryanto on a roll in GT3
In the Blancpain GT Series Asia qualifying Haryanto was the fastest Am driver in Q1, just 2.4 seconds off the overall pole and half a second clear of the other Am drivers. His outstanding form continued in the race and despite having accumulated nearly four hours driving in one day he went on to take his third straight GT3 Am victory by a convincing forty second margin. Second fastest Am in qualifying for Sunday’s race Haryanto started from the twelfth row and showed a consistent pace that many Pro drivers would have been proud of on his way to take his 4th class victory in as many races. Haryanto now lies third in the Am Championship despite having missed the first two rounds.
Both Championships continue next month when the Asian racing scene moves to Shanghai in China on 22-24 September.
Photos by Fotospeedy
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