Aussie open-wheel trio tackle KL City GP

Jake Parsons

Jake Parsons

Australia will be represented in three of the major categories at the KL City GP, with a trio of drivers ready to tackle the street course in the Formula Masters class.

The Australian contingent is lead by Jake Parsons who heads into the weekend second in the standings, just 21 points behind leader Martin Rump.

The Sydney-based Parsons is especially keen to gain street circuit experience as he eyes a place on the Road to Indy ladder for 2016.

“It’s going to be awesome to get this street circuit experience, aside from the actual championship and the series,” said the Meritus GP driver.

“It feels like I’m in a spot where I can put it all together. It’ll be a nice tester for the future in some ways.”

Parsons arrives in KL after a recent two-day GP2 simulator test in England, which the 20-year-old says has sharpened his skills ahead of the remaining Formula Masters rounds.

“I should have a better understanding,” he said.

“It’s a skills set that I’ve picked up which I’m really keen to try now. I think it’s going to be really useful in the Masters car. Instead of starting where I left off in Taiwan I feel like I’ve made really good progress.”

Seventeen-year-old Australian Nicholas Rowe meanwhile is set to enjoy his second race meeting in as many weekends as he juggles an Australian Formula 4 campaign with his Formula Masters duties.

Rowe sits third in the Masters standings ahead of KL, one place ahead of compatriot Aiden Read who, at just 16 years old, is the youngest driver in the competitive field.

The Aussie flavour in Formula Masters adds to that in the five-car V8 Supercars demo and the KL City GP Cup, where KL-based Josh Hunt will race a Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3.

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