Ex-bri­tish GT ace Sug­den re­turns in GT Asia

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For­mer Bri­tish GT cham­pion Tim Sug­den will re­turn to a full sea­son of rac­ing in this year’s GT Asia Se­ries.

Sug­den had a four-year break as he con­cen­trated on driver man­age­ment and coach­ing but will now race a Porsche Type 991 GT3-R for Grup­pem Rac­ing in the Asian se­ries, which starts in Korea this week­end.

Sud­gen said: “This is go­ing to be a big chal­lenge up against some good drivers.”

Sug­den also took part in the open­ing round of the Re­nault Sport Tro­phy last month. He fin­ished third in the En­durance Tro­phy race, shar­ing an R.S.01 with Lewis Wil­liamson for Strakka Rac­ing as reg­u­lar driver Nick Leven­tis had clash­ing World En­durance com­mit­ments.

“It’s a se­ri­ous rac­ing car with lots of down­force and car­bon brakes – it was fan­tas­tic,” said Sug­den. “It was a cool chal­lenge to get into a car like that and get my head around it. I was re­ally pleased with the way it went and it was great to get fastest lap in the Am class race.”

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