Matt Solomon signs with Eurasia for Formula Masters China Series

Date posted on January 30, 2013 · Published by Mark Goddard

Hong Kong driver, 16 year old Matthew Solomon, has signed for the Formula Masters China season with Eurasia Motorsport. The 2012 Hong Kong international Kart Grand Prix winner has a good pedigree in karts and has impressed the team testing the Formula Masters car at Sepang, breaking the lap record in the process. The six event, 18 race series starts in May at Zhuhai with the cars powered by a VW F3 engine as a result of support for the championship from the Volkswagen Group.

The same Tatuus chassis as used last year in the Formula Pilota China Series will be mated with a slightly detuned VW F3 engine to produce an effective junior Formula car. The series can claim to be the only credible junior Formula for career minded young drivers in the region and will continue to showcase the stars of tomorrow.

“Matt has been quite astounding so far in testing setting some stunning lap times, demonstrating he will be a factor in the championship battle this season” reports Mark Goddard of Eurasia. “We look forward to a successful season and I see no reason why he cannot emulate Antonio Giovinazzi who won the Formula Pilota China Series with us last year.”

Driver release:
Matt Solomon 蘇誠峻 this week signed a full year contract to race in the Formula Masters China Series
Matthew Solomon 蘇誠峻 the 16 year old Grand Champion of the 2012 Hong Kong International Kart Grand Prix and Hongs Kong’s most promising and successful junior driver, announced that he has signed a contract to race with Eurasia (the 2012 Formula Pilota championship team) to drive in the 2013 Formula Master China Series.

Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) – will start its first season in 2013. This new racing series aims to create a platform for young talented drivers in China and Asia to further develop their skills and proceed in their racing career. The series kicks off in May 2013 and hosts 6 events in the first season, racing at Chinas’ and Asias’ top circuits. This brand new series offers young drivers in both China and Asia not only an opportunity for very competitive but affordable racing, but also best opportunities to step-up into Scirocco R-Cup China, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia and Audi R8 LMS Cup China.

FMCS will provide a formula car using a Tatuus FA010 Carbon composite monocoque chassis, FIA F3 standard, powered by a Formula Evo 2.0 FSI engine from Volkswagen Group resources. The teams are limited to minor changes of the car, such as suspension adjustment and tire pressure, to ensure reasonable budgets for participating teams and drivers. In 2013, there will be 18 cars on the grid, of which 6 seats will be reserved for a Chinese young drivers’ development program.

Matt will be driving with Eurasia Motorsport, 2010 Formula BMW Pacific Driver, Rookie and Team Champions, 2011 Formula Pilota Masters Driver and Team Champions and 2012 Overall Drivers, Asian Drivers and Team Champions in the Formula Masters Team for the 2013 Championship.

The Championship has announced the provisional calendar for 2013;
May 10-12 Zhuhai Circuit, China Rounds 1-3
May 24-26 Shanghai F1 Circuit, China Rounds 4-6
June 28-30 Ordos, China Rounds 7-9
Aug 9-11 Autopia Circuit, Korea Rounds 10-12
Sept 13-15 Sepang F1 Circuit, Malaysia Rounds 13-15
October 25-27 Shanghai F1 Circuit, China Rounds 16-18

• For further Information contact:
• MSR on +852 9188 5555
• Eurasia + 63 917 8445925
• Rush +852 25449020