There’s only one event left in the F3 Asian Winter Series’ calendar which is taking place this February 22-24 at the Sepang International Circuit. With a refreshed driver lineup, Pinnacle Motorsport sees this as an opportunity to chase after strong finishes allowing them to end the season on a high note.
Local hero Akash Nandy will be gunning for the elusive podium as he sets to complete a full season with the Irish-licensed team. The Malaysian currently sits 5th in the championship with a best 4th place finish so far. He will then be joined this weekend by Renault Sport Academy drivers Victor Martins from France and Christian Lundgaard from Denmark.
Martins competed in the French F4 Championship where he was crowned vice-champion in 2017. The 17-year-old then moved up to Formula Renault Eurocup a year later, finishing the season 5th overall and 3rd amongst the rookie drivers. Lundgaard, on the other hand, won both the Spanish F4 and SMP F4 titles in the same year. He also entered Formula Renault Eurocup in 2018 and finished runner up in the championship.
This will be the duo’s first time to race in Asia, joining Nandy at Pinnacle Motorsport.
In collaboration with Japanese Formula 3 outfit B-Max Racing Team, Pinnacle Motorsport is also running three cars for Tairoku Yamaguchi, Motoyoshi Yoshida, and lady driver Miki Koyama. Yamaguchi now leads points standings and will be aiming to secure the Masters’ Class title in Malaysia. Meanwhile, 21-year-old Koyama will be making her F3 debut after several years racing in Japan F4 and several sports car championships.
John O’Hara, Team Director: “We really hope to wrap up Asian Winter Series with good results. The team will be working hard to give Akash the best chance to get a top three spot in his home race. Likewise, we’re looking forward to see Yamaguchi claim the Masters’ Class championship in Sepang. As for Victor, Christian, and Koyama-san, all three will be making their F3 debut with the team and we’re positive they’ll do well.”