Absolute Racing has today announced that 2018 Asian Formula Renault Series champion Daniel Cao and Asian Winter Series race winner Eshan Pieris will head up the Chinese team’s F3 Asian Championship certified by FIA title assault this season.
Following his superb win in the last race of the inaugural Asian Winter Series, Eshan Pieris graduates to F3 Asian Championship for his 2019 campaign. The Sri Lankan driver participated in the post-season test in Sepang, showing impressive pace over the two-day test.
Joining Pieris is the reigning Asian Formula Renault Series Champion Daniel Cao. After a dominant season in Asian Formula Renault Series, the young Chinese is eager to step up to compete in his F3 Asian Championship first full-time campaign, and is no stranger to the Tatuus-made car. During the post-season test in Sepang, Cao showed incredible pace on Absolute Racing car.
Speaking about the team’s 2019 line up, Team Manager Martin Young said, “This up coming season looks like it should be a strong championship again. Following the competitive campaign in the Asia Winter Series, the two drivers we have for this season has shown good promise over. Both Daniel and Eshan have enough know-how to win races, and we are coming off the back of a successful Asia Winter Series season where we won five out of nine races with our two drivers. I feel this shows how strong the team is working towards this year. I’m really looking forward to Sepang next week.”
Team Director Fabien Fior added, “We are delighted to welcome Daniel Cao to the F3 Asian team. He is undoubtedly a very quick driver and in the right environment I have no doubt that we will see him flourish. Together with Eshan we have a strong pair for the season ahead. Absolute Racing has always been renowned for backing young talent. We’re looking forward to giving both drivers the equipment they deserve to show just how good they are.”
The new season of the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA kicks off on April 6/7 at Sepang, Malaysia. In its second season, the five-event Asian championship will also visit FIA Grade 1 racetracks in Thailand, Japan and China, with three races at each round between April and September next year.