Eurasia Motorsport will be hoping to continue its run of podiums in the second meeting of the 2015 Formula Masters China Series at Shanghai International Circuit (5-7 June), where the Asian-based outfit will field a four-car effort.
Last time out in Malaysia for the 2015 season-opener, Eurasia Motorsport opened its FMCS account with two podiums for Australia’s Aidan Read and China’s Hua Miao during a weekend of mixed weather conditions that saw a torrential downpour flood the circuit shortly before the start of race one, which was started behind the Safety Car.
With an international field of fledging talent, the FMCS screams back into action with a high-octane weekend of racing at the Shanghai International Circuit, famous for hosting the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix annually since 2004.
Situated in Jiading, Shanghai, the circuit’s 3.38mile configuration, comprising of fast sweepers and tight hairpins, should provide Eurasia Motorsport’s four drivers – Read, Miao, Sean Hudspeth and Kim Jeong Tae – with plenty of overtaking opportunities.
Third on the championship leaderboard is young Australian hotshot, Read, who took two podiums from Malaysia and is seeking to spray the victory champagne once again.
“I am familiar with the Shanghai International Circuit and it’s a great track and I cannot wait to get back out there again this weekend,” said Read. “I raced there in October last year with Eurasia Motorsport to tick off my expectations and understanding of how a FMCS race weekend works. As a result, I went I to Malaysia for the opening round of the 2015 season feeling ready. I am really happy with how the first round turned out and, hopefully, I can turn my experience into an advantage and come away with more podiums. From here we can only look further up the grid.”
Holding a two-point lead over Yuan Bo and Jeffrey Ye, Miao heads the Best Chinese Driver Trophy standings and will be going all out to retain that position after his first home race of the year.
Recording back-to-back fourth place finishes in Malaysia, Hudspeth claimed a hat-trick of top six finishes and will be looking to go one step further this weekend and stand on the winners’ rostrum.
Completing Eurasia’s line-up for this weekend is Kim Jeong Tae, who continues to go from strength-to-strength each and every time he steps into the driving seat and will be hoping to continue that upward trend in Shanghai.
Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, the Muratomi brothers have pulled out of this weekend’s event.
Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal, Mark Goddard, said: “Aidan (Read) and Sean (Hudspeth) both had solid starts to the season at Sepang and we are looking forward to them building on that start at Shanghai with even better results. Hua Miao is leading the China Driver Class after making a good step in performance compared to last year and we are confident he will continue that progress this weekend. Kim Jeong Tae gets better every time he sits in the car; a good result for him would be well deserved.”