Hua Miao has been named as the third addition to Eurasia Motorsport’s 2015 Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) driver line-up. As a scholar of Formula Student China (FSC) – a design and engineering competition that’s known as the “cradle of automotive engineers” – Hua won the 2012 FSC Karting title and finished runner-up in both ‘Combustion’ and ‘Electronic’ Autocross the following year in 2013.
The Chinese racer is also a protégé of the Star Racing Academy, which was established by Volkswagen Group’s ‘China Sports Car Project’ to support Chinese motor sport hopefuls with their racing careers. Under the programme, half a dozen Chinese drivers underwent comprehensive training and this opened the door for Hua to participate in the 2014 Formula Masters China Series (FMCS).
The entry-level single-seater championship is an enticing formula, formed to provide a fair competition platform to enable young drivers to experience high quality racing, while ensuring that only the most talented racers come to the fore; competitors are provided with equal equipment in terms of engine, chassis, fuel and tyres and, with teams limited to minor setup changes, driver ability is the key to success and costs are kept to a minimum for all concerned.
Hua acquitted himself well during his FMCS campaign and, according to Eurasia Motorsport Director Mark Goddard, continued to show signs of progress in pre-season testing at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit earlier this month, alongside new teammates, Australia’s Aidan Read and Singapore’s Sean Hudspeth.
“Eurasia Motorsport is delighted to have Hua Miao re-join the team for the 2015 Formula Masters China Series season,” said Goddard. “He has already made significant improvements in testing at Sepang International Circuit this month and is demonstrating his commitment to succeed, so I am sure he will be a factor in this year’s China Driver Championship. He joined us half way through last season and we could see he had a lot of potential, despite his lack of experience. He can only keep getting better and we are looking forward to helping him move closer to the front of the field.”