Indonesian Formula BMW driver Rio Haryanto will return to the Formula 3 Australian Drivers’ Championship for the season finale at Sandown – the F3 SuperPrix.
The 16-year-old, from Central Java in Indonesia, raced a National Class Dallara at Queensland Raceway in August this year. At Sandown, he will take to reigns of an Astuti Motorsport F307 Dallara.
Already crowned the Formula BMW Pacific champion (with one round to spare), Haryanto will drive the Astuti chassis driven to a race win last year at Oran Park by James Winslow.
“It is fantastic that the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship can attract a champion driver from Asia like Rio,” Astuti Motorsport team owner Sam Astuti said.
“It shows the progress the series is making and the reputation it now has internationally. The field at Sandown will be first-class and we can’t wait for what should be a fantastic SuperPrix race.”
The Sandown F3 SuperPrix will be contested at Sandown on November 27-29, alongside the final round of the 2009 Shannons Nationals.