BlackArts Racing (BAR) is a Hong Kong limited company, headquartered in Hong Kong with operations at the Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) and in Mainland China.
BAR was founded in early 2015 by a group of four entrepreneurs, business professionals and senior executives with a passion for motorsports and circuit racing - Bill O'Brien, Thomas Luedi, Rich Pham and Leo Wong.
With a vision to become a dominant force in the Asian racing community offering young and gentleman drivers alike to race in competitive machinery, BAR rapidly established a strong team of experienced formula, GT and touring car managers, engineers, and mechanics and assembled competitive formula cars (Class A and Class B Formula Renault 2.0) and touring cars (Caterham, Scirocco R Cup). It did so by investing in the business to build the growth platform and complmented the business with targeted acquisitions of competitive racing teams in aim to offer a full range of car racing services, including formula cars, GT cars, and touring cars.
BAR’s core services include (i) the BlackArts Racing Academy which offers racing course and testing for young racing talent and gentlemen drivers alike and organizes multi-day pre- and in-season test for professional drivers supported by top level race engineers and coaches and state-of-the art data analysis, (ii) professional racing support in Asia’s leading championships, and (iii) customer car management.
The BlackArts Racing Academy is backed up by a team of experienced instructors and mechanics to deliver top level services. Head instructor is Pete Olson, a multiple race winner in the Asian Formula Renault Championship. Also on the roster is BAR driver Josh Burdon, who has won the 2016 Asian Formula Renault Championship, and Dan Wells, who has won the 2015 Asian Formula Renault Championship, winning 10 out of 12 races. The Academy offers single and multi-day courses aimed at the novice and intermediate drivers wanting to get involved in motorsports and improve their lap times. A variety of programs are provided and tailored to individual customer needs. The cars of choice during the academy are Scirocco R Cup and Class A or Class B Formula Renault. On track practice and testing are complemented with ample classroom time detailing racing dynamics, car control, safety and different racing techniques.
We organize multi-day test for professional racers during winter and in-season to help them maximize their performance. We offer these test at several circuits (Zhuhai International Circuit, Shanghai International Circuit, Sepang International Circuit) and provide top level engineering and coaching support. Some of our coaches are LeMans LMP2 winners, AFR champions, European and Japanese F3 races and Super Formula drivers.
Our professional racing support is tailored to talented young drivers that seek to start their motorsport career and to ambitious gentlemen drivers. Not only do we offer world-class engineering, car set up and service during race weekend, but we also take a holistic approach in to driver development by offering integrated programs including pre- and in-saeson testing programs, coaching by top championship racers, physical and mental training programs, mental coaching and visualizations and basic understanding of racing engineering to help making the link between car set up and racing performance.
We offer full service for race car owners, including racing engine and car builds, race care storage and maintenance, testing and race preparation, and transport to race and test locations.
BAR revolves around passion - we love motorsport!. Every member of our staff has been involved in racing for many years with many of our management team and all shareholders still actively participating in multiple racing endeavors, including racing in renowned championships and races such as Asian Formula Renault, TCR, Formula Masters, F4 China, HKTC, and the Macau Grand Prix.