Andrew Haryanto claims inaugural TSS The Super Series win in Singapore

1 October 2022, Singapore – TSS The Super Series delivered a thrilling opening race in changeable conditions at the Marina Bay Street Circuit with Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute driver Andrew Haryanto scything through the field from eighth on the grid to claim his maiden win in Singapore.

Haryanto, racing an Audi R8 GT3 Evo II, impressed in low-grip track conditions, following a pre-race downpour, and he finished the 30-minute first race 5.133 seconds ahead of early race leader Darryl O’Young from Craft-Bamboo Racing in his Mercedes Benz AMG GT3.

O’Young pipped the pole-sitter, Thai racer Kantasak Kusiri by just 0.629sec, with the pair battling it out for the lead in the opening laps – before Kusiri went wide at the exit at turn 10 with 16 minutes remaining, losing his lead. The Thai racer returned to the track, after kissing the barrier, and was then quickly swallowed up by Haryanto on his way to the lead.

Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul again topped the GTM class for sixth outright, but was just beaten to the line (0.518sec) by GT3-pilot Vincente Floriendo in his B-Quik Absolute Racing Team-run Audi R8 GT3 Evo II.

French driver Romain Stephane Pierre Leroux was again the class-leading driver in GTC, finishing ninth overall, up from where he started – 13th on the grid – for strong progress made through the field.

However, it was not easy to stay out of trouble, with Anderson Tanoto He, in his Absolute Racing Audi GT4 triggering the safety car with seven minutes to go in the race with a heavy crash at the exit of Turn 14.

Singapore local Yuey Tan, in his SLK Racing Porsche 991 GT3R, also smacked the barrier at turn 15, but continued on. While GTC racer Charun Kietbumrungkul in his Full Function team-run McLaren 570S GT4 hit the wall between turns 21 and 22 and retired.