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F3 Asian Championship announces Winter Series 2019

○ Three triple-headers set for January and February next year

○ FIA Grade 1 circuits in Thailand and Malaysia confirmed

○ Announcement comes in wake of successful championship debut

Shanghai, China (August 8, 2018) – Hot on the heels of its triumphant debut last month, F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA organizer Top Speed has announced a Winter Series for January and February 2019. The three, triple-header rounds will begin on January 13 at Thailand’s Buriram International Circuit where the championship will make its debut, followed by a further two rounds at a second Asian FIA Grade 1 track, Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, on January 20 and February 24.

Commented Top Speed General Manager Davide De Gobbi: “Given the enormous excitement generated by the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA, adding a Winter Series makes perfect sense for many reasons. Primarily it will give both our existing and new drivers the opportunity to prepare ahead of the 2019 season. In addition, it will provide drivers from anywhere in the world the opportunity to experience the brilliant new-era of single-chassis, single-engine regional Formula 3.”

The F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA Winter Series will be part of the Asian Le Mans Series weekends on January 13 in Thailand and February 24 in Malaysia, while on January 20 it will be part of the GT Masters Asia in Malaysia.

Thailand’s 4.5km Hermann Tilke-designed Buriram International Circuit was completed in 2014 and has since hosted numerous regional race meetings. In October this year it will host a round of the FIM MotoGP Championship. The 5.5km Sepang International Circuit, meanwhile, was host to the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix up until last year and remains one of the most popular motorsport facilities in Asia.

2019 F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA Winter Series Provisional Calendar

Jan 11-13

Buriram International Circuit, Thailand

Round 1 (Races 1-3)

Jan 18-20

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

Round 2 (Races 4-6)

Feb 22-24

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

Round 3 (Races 7-9)

Adapted from a Press Release from PR Plus