2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Vice-Champion Maxime Jousse is set to return to the acclaimed Cup series with Absolute Racing, and will be driving the #66 AAS Motorsport by Absolute Racing 991.2 911 GT3 Cup at the season opening race held on the same weekend as the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit. Hailing from France, the 26-year-old has a well-proven track record with the 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup France title under his belt to go with his second overall finish in 2016. Last year, he also raced in the Blancpain GT Series Asia and took part in the China GT Championship.
Team Director Fabien Fior said, “We are pleased to partner up with AAS Motorsport and CTI Logistics for the upcoming races in Shanghai and Bangsaen. We have raced against Maxime in 2016, and have witnessed first-hand his race craft and pure speed. Now we have chance to work together, and it will be great to have his talents within the team.”
Jousse himself added, “I am very excited to return to the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and I want to thanks to AAS Motorsport, CTI Logistics and Absolute Racing for the trust and support. I have raced against Absolute Racing serviced teams before so I know how hard they push as a team to win. It will be my first time driving the last generation of the 911 GT3 Cup but I am confident I’ll be able to do a solid over the weekend.”