Australian Josh Burdon is set to relocate to China after signing on with defending Asian Formula Renault champions BlackArts Racing.
The deal sprouted from the 23-year-old Tasmanian successfully testing for the team last month with Burdon planning to move base in the near future.
“BlackArts Racing intends to keep winning races in the Asian Formula Renault]championship in 2016,” team boss Bill O’Brien said.
“Having Josh with us for the full season gives us a talented, hard working young driver who is capable of winning every race he enters, in any format.
“Combined with our well-prepared cars, Josh will have a chance to win races in AFR Class A, and has the potential to win the AFR championship.”
Equally impressed by the professionalism and passion of the BlackArts Racing operation, Burdon is excited to relocate to Zhuhai on a year-long contract which will also have him working with their driver coaching and racing programs.
“After our successful winter testing with BlackArts Racing I was determined to secure a seat with them for the 2016 Asian Formula Renault season,” Burdon said,
“The desire in the team to win and defend their championship title is very intense, so I am very excited and humbled to have been given the job to do that”.
The official AFR schedule is yet to be released with the first races planned for March 19-20.