Bruno Carneiro rejoins Asia Racing Team for Asian Formula Renault

Brazilian rising star Bruno Carneiro is rejoining Asia Racing Team to contest the 2019 Asian Formula Renault Series Rounds 3 and 4 at China’s Zhuhai International Circuit.

The 19-year-old Utah-resident racer took part in the Asian Formula Renault Series opening round, finishing third in the first race, his first ever race in the category. He quickly became one to watch this season and will be aiming for podium positions on June 15 and 16 weekend on China’s first-ever permanent motorsport facility.

His signing by Asia Racing Team is a reflection of Carneiro’s readiness to race at the front of the grid. Past drivers of the Macau-founded China-based team include Rio Haryanto, Kamui Kobayashi and Kazuki Nakajima to name but a few.

Speaking about today’s announcement, Carneiro said: “I am thrilled to be able to be returning for the second race weekend of the Asian Formula Renault Championship competing with Asia Racing Team. This is an amazing effort made possible by my sponsor Rodizio Grill and my wonderful fans friends and loved ones that have supported me so much! I will be pushing very hard to better my previous second place result and get to the top step with a win.”

Asia Racing Team’s Team Manager Rodolfo Avila added: “We are very excited to have Bruno back in the Asia Racing Team family for the next AFR weekend. Although he didn’t have the best of luck, Bruno impressed during the first round, showing us he had the pace and determination to fight at the front of the pack. We know there is a huge amount of potential for Bruno to be a winner contender.”

Due to the cancellation of the Ningbo meeting, the 13-race Asian Formula Renault Series calendar will be condensed to five race weekends.

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The Asia Racing Team, Ltd, also known as ART Motorsports, is a company duly registered in China and in Macau. Its main operational headquarters is located within the Zhuhai International Circuit complex, in Southern China, with a second workshop in Zhaoqing’s Guangdong International Circuit. Founded in November 2003 the organization business operation includes a competitive Asian series racing team, the organization of a racing school, corporate track days and promotional events. The racing team has competed in a number of high-profile championships including Asian Formula Renault/AFR Series, Formula Asia 2.0, Formula Pilota China Series, Formula BMW Pacific, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, Malaysian Super Series and GT Asia Series, and more recently TCR Asia Series. Over three hundred drivers from all over the world have passed through the doors of the team, many on their way to the highest echelons of the sport in Europe, Japan or America, including Formula One driver Rio Haryanto and former Formula One drivers Kazuki Nakajima and Kamui Kobayashi.