Strong international entry for
2019 F3 Asian Championship
Certified by FIA
• W Series driver Jamie Chadwick and Ukyo Sasahara join Jack Doohan in three-car Hitech GP assault
• New Zealander Brendon Leitch confirmed at BlackArts Racing alongside Tom Beckhäuser and Thomas Luedi for season-opener
• 17-car entry confirmed for Malaysian triple-header
The F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA has unveiled a strong international entry brimming with talent for its second season which gets underway this weekend at Malaysia’s FIA Grade 1 Sepang International Circuit.
Joining Australian youngster Jack Doohan at reigning team champions Hitech GP are newly-confirmed W Series driver, Briton Jamie Chadwick, and 2018 Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix – FIA F3 World Cup entrant Ukyo Sasahara of Japan. As well as earning her place on the 18-car grid for the inaugural all-female W Series this season, Chadwick recently became the first-ever woman to be crowned MRF Challenge champion.
New Zealand talent Brendon Leitch will race with BlackArts Racing this weekend, the 23-year-old competing amongst drivers from 10 nations and territories. Leitch joins Czech driver Tom Beckhäuser and Masters class driver Thomas Luedi at the Hong Kong-based squad.
Reigning F4 China champion Jordan Dempsey of Ireland is joined at Pinnacle Motorsport by 16-year-old Australian Thomas Smith, while reigning Asian Formula Renault champion Daniel Cao of China joins Sri Lankan Eshan Pieris at Absolute Racing.
Japanese team Super License has a strong line-up with Tomoki Takahashi, fourth in the Asian Winter Series and fifth in last year’s F3 Asian Championship, joined by Japanese Formula 3 Championship driver Yu Kanamaru.
ZEN Motorsport enters China’s Yu Kuai, who made a strong series debut in 2018 finishing seventh despite missing out on the Ningbo races, and championship newcomer Paul Wong, winner of the 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Lamborghini Cup who is entered in the Masters class. India’s Akash Gowda enters with M-Sport Asia, the 20-year-old returning for his second season with the championship.
B-Max Racing Team enters team principal DRAGON, third in class in the Asian Winter Series and fourth last season, and Asian Winter Series Masters Class champion Tairoku Yamaguchi.
Qualifying for Races 1 and 3 of the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA gets underway on Friday, April 5th at 17:30 local time (GMT+8). Races 1 and 2 will be held on Saturday at 10:00 and 14:20 local time respectively, with Race 3 following on Sunday, April 7 at 13:50. All races will be live streamed on www.f3asia.com and on the series’ Facebook page.