Asia-based Eurasia Motorsport is set to commence the 2015 Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit with six cars, piloted by Aidan Read, Hua Miao, Sean Hudspeth, Kim Jeong Tae and Japanese brothers, Takeru and Asuka Muratomi (25-26 April).
The FMCS is a proven and powerful training platform for prospective single-seater drivers, which uses state-of-the-art Tatuus FA010 formula cars, while the 2015 calendar includes two visits to Formula 1 venues in Malaysia and Shanghai, China, as well as the brand new Kuala Lumpur Street Circuit.
Eurasia Motorsport – one of South East Asia’s most successful teams – has nurtured the talents of Australian F1 star Daniel Riccardo and European Le Mans Series (ELMS) driver Pu Jun Jin, and will endeavour to forward the careers of other aspiring young racers with a continued involvement in the FMCS.
Coming from a passionate motorsport family, Australia’s Read forms one part of Eurasia Motorsport’s line-up, after breaching the top ten on his FMCS debut in last year’s season finale in Shanghai.
The Perth-based driver tested extensively at the Sepang International Circuit over the winter months and will now contest his first full season in the highly competitive, entry-level single-seater category with Eurasia Motorsport.
Driving a second Tatuus FA010 will be Formula Student China (FSC) scholar, Hua Miao. Winning the 2012 FSC Karting title, the Chinese racer is also a protégé of the Star Racing Academy, where he underwent comprehensive training before participating in the latter half of last season’s FMCS with Eurasia Motorsport.
Hua Miao acquitted himself well during his FMCS campaign and continues to show signs of progress as he prepares for the 2015 season.
Japanese brothers Takeru and Asuka Muratomi, who set competitive lap times in testing in both FMCS and Formula 3 cars, are expected to run at the pointy end of the grid, while Singapore-domiciled driver Hudspeth and South Korea’s Jeong Tae complete the team’s line-up.
Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal, Mark Goddard, said: “Aidan Read has been setting times in testing, as has Sean Hudspeth, and we expect both to be competitive at the first event at the Sepang International Circuit. Hua Miao, who competed for us in the second half of last year’s championship, has really improved during off-season testing and we expect him to be much higher up the grid this year. Kim Jeong Tae has little experience, but has shown signs that indicate he will be quick and is therefore one to watch for the future. The Muratomi brothers are naturally quick and have already demonstrated their speed in testing at Sepang. We have an exciting season ahead of us with a respectable 17-car grid made up of some extremely competitive drivers.”