Asia Racing Team has announced the signing of Humpuss Junior Racing Team driver Darma Mangkuluhur Hutomo for the 2015 Asian Formula Renault Series season.
Darma joins Asia Racing Team after an impressive rookie season in the Formula Masters China Series where the Indonesian finished seventh overall. He also took part of AFR Series Rnd 5 & 6 and in the end of the season 2-hour Endurance race, performing to the highest levels and he has proven himself to be an exceptional and exciting young racing talent, warranting a place in the team.
Sponsored by Humpuss Group, Mangkuluhur City and Lor In Hotel & Resort , Darma had already the opportunity to drive the Formula Renault 2.0/13 the official test days at Zhuhai, posting the best lap time in both days.
Darma, said; "I am very happy to join Asia Racing Team this season. I know the team and I’m in a great position, surrounded by great people and I want to make the most of this opportunity. We will be aiming to establish ourselves as front-runners immediately at the first race and work to stay there for the remainder of the season."
Team Manager Philippe Descombes, commented; "We’re thrilled to have Darma with us for next season; he has proven his racing credentials time. He ended his Formula Masters China Series season on a high and enjoyed a successful AFR Endurance weekend in Zhuhai. I’m looking forward to a strong season in 2015 and I’m confident that Darma will shine on the AFR Series stage."
Driver Coach and former Asian Formula Renault Series champion Rodolfo Avila, added; "Darma is one of the most promising drivers in the Southeast Asia region and he was very impressive in the Test Days at Zhuhai. The competition this year is more fierce than ever but I’m expecting to see some strong results from him from the outset."