Formula Asia 2.0 top team Asia Racing Team (ART) Motorsports is heading to the Bira circuit inPattaya, Thailand, for rounds 6 & 7 of the championship. Yoshitaka Kuroda, Ryan Booth, RyanHaryanto and the debutant Karl Martinez Vergara will get their first taste of the Thai circuit in thiscoming weekend’s AFOS event.
Yoshitaka Kuroda came home in a strong 3 rd place in Race 2 at Sepang, and sits just five pointsbehind the 4 th . The Japanese ace demonstrated he is a podium contender and have another chance toshow it again. Indonesian former go-karting star Rio Haryanto, , the youngest of the lot, enjoyed astrong outing in Malaysia, and after two test days at Zhuhai Circuit he feels more confident than ever.Ryan Booth continues to impress in his rookie year in Asia but the brave American youngster ismissing a bright final result.
Booth is very hopeful he can break his duck this time. On other hand,Mexican Karl Martinez makes his first appearance on single seaters and promises to give his best shotto keep up with the front-runners.
Team Manager Philippe Descombes commented ahead of the weekend, “We head into this roundwith the motivation and determination that we have each weekend. We expect to fareequally well at the Bira as we did on the Sepang Race 2 despite our very inexperienced lineup. Fortunately we have done some training sessions at home with Ryo and Karl, and itshould pay off in Bira. This is going to be the first time for the championship there, and ourfirst time too. I am sure this will be a great event”.
The ART Motorsports drivers will be on track from Thursday morning for testing, before qualifyingbegins at 15.20 on Friday. Race 1 will commence at 13.40 on Saturday, followed by Race 2 at 13.40on Sunday.