Formula Masters China Series, China and Asia’s leading international junior single-seater series, is ready for take-off and set to launch the motorsport careers of the region’s brightest talents when the 2015 season gets underway next week. With ample track time each race weekend and unrivalled opportunities for career advancement in the Volkswagen Group China portfolio of prestigious GT championships, FMCS provides the ideal platform for fledging motorsport talent to flourish.

Formula Masters China Series 2In just two years, FMCS has seen its graduates further their single-seater careers in both Asia and Europe, while others have gone on to make their names in sportscar competition, several within the Volkswagen Group China motorsport family. 2014 runner-up Matthew Solomon of Hong Kong has graduated to the prestigious FIA Formula 3 European Championship, while Dan Wells, third in 2014, competed in last year’s blue riband Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, the FIA Intercontinental Cup of F3. Former FMCS and Star Racing Academy driver Bao Jin Long currently competes in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, while Indonesian Andersen Martono made his debut in the series this past weekend. 2013 runner-up Afiq Yazid raced in the 2014 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series. 2013 champion Aidan Wright was selected to the 2015 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy, an elite training programme. FMCS Best Chinese Driver Trophy winner in 2013, Pu Jun Jin, is now racing in the LMP2 category in the European Le Mans Series.

A proven and powerful training platform, FMCS continually seeks new opportunities to help its drivers gain an extra edge as they look to establish their motorsport careers. For the 2015 season, FMCS introduces paddle shift to the Tatuus FA010. The prestigious calendar includes two Formula 1 tracks, at Sepang in Malaysia and in Shanghai, in addition to the brand new Kuala Lumpur Street Circuit which adds a new challenge and provides the drivers with another exciting opportunity to showcase their potential. This season the series will also visit Chinese Taipei for the first time, writing a new chapter in the FMCS history books with three races at the Penbay International Circuit.

Formula Masters China Series 3Each race weekend includes nearly five hours of time in the car, with free practice and qualifying on Friday, two races Saturday and a single race on Sunday to close out an action-packed weekend. All drivers race identical Volkswagen-powered open-wheel cars ensuring a level playing field where true talent can shine, while every effort – from centralized parts and logistics to a lease fee for the FMCS car – is made to be financially conscious, and to provide the best value for money.

With a strong entry for the 2015 season, a few select seats are still available for young drivers and karters seeking the optimum training and development platform for their motorsport careers by competing against some of the most exciting junior talents in the region. For further information, please contact FMCS Series Manager Matthijs Hoitink at matthijs@formulamasterschina.com.

Formula Masters 2015 Calendar.

Date Races Venue
24-26 April 1-3 Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
5-7 June 4-6 Shanghai International Circuit, China
3-5 July 7-9 Penbay International Circuit, Chinese Taipei
7-9 August 10-12 Kuala Lumpur Street Circuit, Malaysia
18-20 September 13-15 Zhuhai International Circuit, China
17-19 October 16-18 Shanghai International Circuit, China
Ben Potter

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