Renowned single-seater motor racing team Asia Racing Team will be an integral part of the AFR Series once again in 2015, confirming its commitment to running a multi-car entry on the modernized, fresh-faced series.

Recognising Asia’s long-standing single seater feeder series as a prime proving ground for the young drivers of the future, the AFR Series enters a new era in 2015, with the introduction of an all new car featuring a 210 bhp 2.0-litre engine produced by Renault Sport.

With a chassis from Tatuus, the AFR Series will see Asia Racing Team continue a long relationship with the Italian racecar manufacturer. Lighter than its predecessor at 505 kg and with a paddleshift gearbox, the new car promises to be an exciting challenge for young drivers in the region. Currently in advanced discussions with a number of drivers, Asia Racing Team isn’t ruling out a capacity five-car line-up for this year – a category the team acknowledges as the “best junior single-seater championship in the China”.

Asia Racing Team took delivery of the first of its new cars last week. Team Manager Philippe Descombes, said, “Formula Renault 2.0 is a real breeding ground for single seaters in Asia, as we’ve seen with Jazeman [Jaafar], Alex [Imperatori], Rio [Haryanto], Sandy [Stuvik], or even Rodolfo [Avila] and gives drivers the skills they need. We see the introduction of the new car as an important new chapter for the team and the entire team are excited for the future.”

Drivers wishing to discuss testing or 2015 options with Asia Racing Racing, please contact art@art-motorsports.com

Ben Potter

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