The FIA AsiaCup Series is a 12 race, 3 event formula car championship perfect for drivers looking to make the transition to single seater racing.
1. Cost effective: 12 races and 3 events for USD55,000.2. Sepang F1 Circuit: Using Sepang enables drivers to gain valuble technical experience on a world class F1 track.3. FIA approved: FIA designated international series.4. Formula car: AsiaCup uses the BMW FB02 race cars with carbon monocoques, 140bhp engines and a 6-speed sequential gearbox.5. Driver development: Regulations allow open access to each cars race data. This rule ensures car equality across the grid. Experienced driver coaching is included in the listed championship price.6. Race engineering: Our race engineers have more than 20 years experience in the sport including winning GP2/DTM.7. Big grids, close racing: Entering its third year, AsiaCup continues to generate grids of up to 20 cars with close and exciting racing.8. HDTV production: Events are filmed and distributed internationally in HDTV. Available for your national TV.
Want to take the next step?
Next testing dates are the 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30 of April followed by the 2, 3 and 4 of June.
Each test day includes 4 hours track time, full race engineering support including; race engineers, driver coaches, access to all race data and on board cameras.
For more information contact: Ross@meritus.gp
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where are the races held?A: Sepang F1 Super Circuit, Malaysia
Q: What about travel and accommodation costs?A: Meritus.GP will help organise the best value flights and accommodation on your behalf. Special hotel rates with local partners from US$50 per night.
You fly into KLIA (Kuala Lumpur Int’l Airport) with return flights costing €500 from European origins. Meritus.GP will arrange daily transport from the hotel to the circuit and provide professional catering at the circuit.
Q: How fast are the cars?A: The AsiaCup cars were formerly Formula BMW racers. They use a carbon monocoque, weigh 500kg and develop 140bhp from their 4-cylinder engines. The top speed at the end of the pit straight is 197kph; the gearbox is a 6-speed sequential.
Q: What does the USD55,000 cover?A: The price covers all racing costs including engineering services, driver coaches, data analysis, use of newly-prepared race car, consumables, two sets of new tyres per weekend and much more. The only costs not covered in the price are any crash damage and wet tyres. (Over past seasons average damage cost has been less than US$600 per driver annually). The cost of a test day with 4 hours on track, 3 hours tuition and 1 set of new tyres is US$3500.
Q: What is the key advantage of AsiaCup?A: As well as great value and training, AsiaCups rules enable every driver to access all their competitors driving data. This allows the whole field to develop at a faster rate than a traditional championship. It also allows everyone to check engine performance and ensure car equality.
Q: Does AsiaCup have TVA: AsiaCup has an HDTV package which is distributed internationally and is available for drivers national TV networks.