With its successful run in single seaters, Pinnacle Motorsport is ready to take on a new challenge beginning this weekend. The team will be entering 2 cars in the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA as the inaugural 2018 season gets underway at the Sepang International Circuit.
Chinese driver Daniel Cao will pilot Pinnacle Motorsport’s brand new black-and-orange liveried Tatuus F.3 T-318. Despite his young age, the 16-year-old from Shanghai already has a list of accomplishments under his name. He started his career in go karts before before quickly moving up to single seaters. Cao recently won the F4 Southeast Asia drivers’ title in April and currently leads the Asian Formula Renault Series.
In cooperation with Japanese Formula 3 outfit B-Max Racing Team, its second car will driven by DRAGON. The B-Max Racing team principal has a long illustrious career in motorsport. More recently, he contested in the 2017 FIA F3 World Cup at the Macau Grand Prix and is the reigning All-Japan Formula 3 National Champion. DRAGON will campaign the white-and-yellow #30 B-Max Racing Team car in collaboration with Pinnacle Motorsport.
The Irish-licensed, Philippine-based team’s 2-car assault will be up against an international grid of drivers in Malaysia. But with its strong driver lineup, Pinnacle Motorsport is confident that it will make a mark in Asia’s first-ever FIA certified F3 championship.
After the official tests early this week, official practice and two qualifying sessions will take place on July 13 (Friday). Race 1 and 2 is scheduled on July 14 (Saturday) followed by Race 3 on July 15 (Sunday).
John O’Hara, Team Director: “We’re thrilled to have two great drivers race with us in 2018. Daniel is still very young, but he has already proven that he’s an up-and-coming talent in the region winning the F4 SEA title in April. Meanwhile, DRAGON is the reigning All-Japan F3 National Champion and brings with him years of racing experience. I’d also like to welcome the B-Max Racing Team for its partnership this season. With our strong line up, Pinnacle Motorsport is confident that we’ll have a good year ahead in the F3 Asian Championship.”