British racer James Runacres joins Asia Racing Team

Asia Racing Team will run James Runacres in the 2015 Asian Formula Renault Series in the recently-formed "Class B" category for the previous generation two-litre Tatuus cars. 20 year-old James from Great Britain will be one of the youngest in the field and makes the step up to single seater racing from a strong career in karting in Thailand.James began his racing interests at 11 years old in Motorcross in Great Britain. However, due to educational and family commitments, He relocated to Thailand, where he quickly returned to motorsport but this time in karting and rapidly excelled.Having achieved excellent results in major Go-Kart events, he attained 2nd place in the Thailand Kart Prix Championship, having only entered two races, and finished 3rd overall in the National Thailand Kart Championship in 2014, and 3rd again in the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge.Due to his achievements in 2014, James has been put forward to drive in the Asian Formula Renault Series. He has already demonstrated that he is a driver to reckon with and respect. Well aware of the major challenge which awaits him during his rookie campaign, he is determined to learn as much as possible as he strives to climb the order during the season.Speaking about the season ahead, James said: "I am very excited to step up to single seaters and I want to thank my father and my team for their full support. I have complete confidence that the team and I can work well together in what will be my rookie year.""We’re delighted to have him in the team and look forward to helping him reach his goals next season", said Team Manager Philippe Descombes, "AFR Series Class B is an excellent and affordable platform for developing young drivers looking to progress on the career ladder of single-seater motor racing. The competition will be fierce and this is going to be a learning season for James but we are looking for strong results throughout the season."The 2015 Asian Formula Renault Series kicks off on March 20 at the Zhuhai International Circuit as part of the ever-popular Pan Delta Super Racing Festival. Once more the calendar comprises six two-race events and the series will visit the circuit of Zhuhai as well as in the Formula One racing tracks of Shanghai and Sepang.