Eurasia Motorsport will return to Malaysia this weekend (7-9 August), as the second half of the 2015 Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) season commences on a brand new street circuit in the heart of the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, where it is hoped that the team can fight at the sharp end.
Home to 1.6million people, Kuala Lumpur hosts the KL City Grand Prix, in which an array of single-seaters and high-powered GT machinery will deliver an exciting weekend of bumper-to-bumper racing on the unique 3.2km circuit, which encompasses all the classic attributes of a tight and gritty street track and winds its way past unmistakeable landmarks such as the Petronas Towers.
Young Australian hot shot, Aidan Read, has finished solidly inside the top five in what has been a very impressive debut FMCS season and he will be looking to claw back some points on the championship leaders and reclaim his third place in the Drivers’ standings at the same time in Kuala Lumpur.
“I’m really looking forward to racing in Kuala Lumpur and on the brand-new street circuit,” said Read. “It is going to be the first time the Formula Masters China Series has raced there, so I believe everyone is in the same boat in that it will be a completely new circuit to them, which will help level the playing field. From what I’ve seen of it, it should produce some great racing and I cannot wait to get back behind the wheel after the mid-season break.”
Currently seventh in the Drivers’ standings and showing a strong race pedigree that has earned him a number of top ten finishes this season, Singapore-based driver Sean Hudspeth has proven to be a fast learner and evidently understands the car very well.
Having only raced on four occasions last season due to National Service commitments, Hudspeth feels he is at the top of his game mentally and physically and will be hoping to challenge for podiums in the remaining half of the season.
Kim Joeng Tae, meanwhile, is going from strength-to-strength and is beginning to show the desire and determination to fight for strong points finishes, bettering his personal best lap times with every session.
Finally, GT and touring car racer, William Lok, will conclude Eurasia Motorsport’s FMCS line-up. The Hong Kong-based driver is a relative newcomer to motorsport, having started racing in 2013 in the Volkswagen Scirocco Cup China Series and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, where he became a race winner before contesting sporadic rounds of the Asian Le Mans Series (ALMS) and FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).
Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal, Mark Goddard, said: “Our inexperienced drivers learnt a lot at the last round held at Penbay, a circuit with many street track characteristics, and this should stand them in good stead for KL. Aidan Read will be out to reclaim his top three championship place, while Sean Hudspeth demonstrated in testing at the Clark Circuit in the Philippines that he has his confidence back and will be competitive on the Malaysian street circuit. Kim Keong Tae is improving with every outing and he should produce a good performance on the street circuit. New driver, William Lok, will be on a steep learning curve, but he may surprise with his speed.”