Podium finishes the aim for Eurasia Motorsport as the Formula Masters China Series visits Taiwan
Date posted on July 1, 2015 · Published by eurasiapr
Eurasia Motorsport heads to Taiwan’s Penbay International Circuit for the third instalment of the Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) this weekend (4-5 July) and it will be seeking yet more strong results as the season reaches its halfway point.
Last time out at China’s premier motorsport venue, the Shanghai International Circuit, Australia’s Aidan Read led the Eurasia charge once again by claiming a hat-trick of top five finishes, with teammate Sean Hudspeth bringing up the rear with three top tens.
This weekend’s event at Taiwan’s Penbay International Circuit marks the closure of the first half of the 2015 season and Eurasia Motorsport is determined to challenge towards the sharp end of the field with its three drivers, Read, Hudspeth and Kim Jeong Tae. Built in October 2011 and tucked into Taiwan’s Pingtung County, the Penbay International Circuit encompasses 15 turns, a mixture of fast, sweeping bends and slow-speed corners that will test both car and driver to the limit. Currently third in the Drivers’ standings and looking to narrow the gap to the championshop leaders, Australia’s Read is looking forward to the prospect of racing at a new circuit, saying: “It will be the first time at Penbay for me and the first time for the Formula Masters China Series, so it is all very new and exciting and I cannot wait to take to the track. When visiting a new circuit, for me, it’s mainly a case of making sure I’m in the best mental and physical condition and I feel in great shape. I’ll watch a few on-board videos to get an idea of where the track goes and then try and visualise some of the main features so I’m not going there blind. Looking at the layout, the first sector is quite fast and the last is a bit tighter, so it has a good mixture and will certainly be challenging with some good overtaking opportunities. Looking to build on a stronger qualifying performance, Hudspeth has raced better than he has qualified this season and will be seeking to string together solid results throughout the Taiwan weekend. Going from strength-to-strength with each passing session behind the wheel, Jeong Tae will be looking to build on a highly impressive outing at Shanghai and breach the top six once again, after finishing sixth in the weekend’s third and final race, to build on his already stable foundations for a promising season ahead.