|Asia Racing Team (ART Motorsports) will welcome back Singaporean karting ace Suriya Bala Kerisnan Thevar for this weekend’s Asian Formula Renault Championship (AFR) at the Shanghai International Circuit, China.|
The teenager from Singapore will make his third start of the current AFR season in Shanghai, having raced in March’s opening round of the championship where he ran two strong races and scored his first two points in the series in 2009.
On his return to AFR action, Suriya commented, “I can’t wait to get back in the car after a long absence due to commitments in school. I am really positive for the race as I drove on the same track on my first race in single seaters. I won’t be expecting much from myself as my opponents have so much more experience but I won’t sit back! I will do my best to join them in the fight to the finish.”
Asian Formula Renault champion and ART driver coach Rodolfo Avila added: “This will be Suriya’s second race in single seaters, and I’m sure he will be able to perform much better than he did in his first attempt. The Shanghai track is a high speed, medium down force circuit, which requires a high level of accuracy when keeping to the racing line. He knows the car, and he knows the track. He is still in the beginning of his learning curve but we expect some real improvements this weekend.” Asia Racing Team heads to the Shanghai International F1 Circuit on top of the AFR Championships in both the drivers and teams standings
Formula Renault 2.0 Racing Calendar
21 – 22 March Non-Championship: Zhuhai, China
23 – 24 May Rd 1 & 2: Shanghai International Circuit, China
27 – 28 June Rd 3 & 4: Goldenport Circuit, Beijing, China
22 – 23 Aug Rd 5 & 6: Shanghai International Circuit, China
12 -13 September Rd 7 & 8: Chengdu, China
3 – 4 October Rd 9 & 10: Beijing Street Circuit, China
7 – 8 November Rd 11 & 12: Guangdong, China
About Asia Racing Team, Ltd.
The Asia Racing Team, Ltd. (ART Motorsports) is a company duly registered in China and in Macau with assets amounting to more than RMB 10 Million. Its main operational headquarters is located within the Zhuhai International Circuit complex, in Southern China, where it houses its fleet of nine (9) Formula Renault 2.0 cars and Asia’s one-and-only 2-seater Formula Renault. Founded in November 2003 ART Motorsports’ business operation includes a competitive Asian series racing team, the organization of a racing school, corporate track days and promotional events.