With a record-breaking grid of 34 cars, the fourth round of the Blancpain GT Asia Series at Fuji saw FFF Racing by ACM record sixth and seventh positions with the leading #1 Silver entry, unable to fulfil the full potential of the package on this occasion.
Alberto di Folco and Aidan Read finished seventh in Saturday’s race, that latter making a great start from eighth position on the grid to vault second in the Silver-Silver class. Following a strong stint from the Italian, he handed the #1 Lamborghini over to teammate Read. Unfortunately, the stop was longer than planned and this dropped the Australian down the order to seventh place. Read fought back, passing the #99 Porsche and then gapping the car by ten seconds to finish in sixth position.
Sunday’s race proved to be a little frustrating with Read making another good start for the team, this time from ninth position, but contact on the first lap from behind resulted in time and positions lost. Read regained the three positions lost before handing over to di Folco who continued the progress, taking the chequered flag in seventh position.
The sister #2 Am-Am of Junhan Zhu and Yue Lin secured a podium in class in the first round and followed that up with a fourth-place finish in Sunday’s race.
FFF Racing Team Owner Sean Fu Songyang
“We’re all a bit disappointed with the race weekend in Fuji. We didn’t get the best out of the car. Conditions were tricky on Friday but we never really regained the pace we showed at Suzuka which is a shame. Still, we had four finishes and we now look ahead to Shanghai.”
Alberto di Folco
“That’s the best I could do really. It was my debut on this circuit and the pace was good and we were happy with the setup and we look ahead now to Shanghai where we believe our pace will translate into a stronger result.”
“It's been a tough weekend for us at Fuji. It was really testing for us, but we dealt with it well as a team and we will come back stronger. The first race wasn’t too bad with Albert starting well and I spent my stint fighting in the top ten. The second race was really tough. We chipped away at the order but P14 is as high as we got overall in race two, the top finishing Lamborghini.”