Jack Doohan set for start in F3 Asian Winter Series

Jack Doohan pic: PSP Images

Jack Doohan is set to compete in the final round of the Asian Winter Series for Formula 3 cars, which starts this weekend in Buriram.

Doohan has been entered with the five-car Hitech Grand Prix team which also includes highly-rated fellow Red Bull Junior Dan Ticktum, but will miss the first two round due to his age.

The son of five-time 500cc grand prix motorcycle world champion, Mick, turns 16 years old on the Sunday of Round 2 (January 20) but plans to race in the final round at Sepang which takes place on February 22-24.

Doohan last year won the F4 British Championship Rookie Cup in his first year in car racing and also made a handful of starts in the German and Italian Formula 4 championships.

Ticktum is racing in the Asian Winter Series in a bid to collect Formula 1 superlicence points, having won the last two Macau Grands Prix and finished runner-up in last year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

Hitech will also field cars for Rinus VeeKay, the 2018 Pro Mazda champion, as well as Pavan Ravishankar and Alessandro Ghiretti.

Ralf Schumacher’s son David has entered the series with Pinnacle Motorsport.

The series kicks off on Friday with practice, qualifying, and Race 1, before a further two races on Saturday.

Asian Winter Series Provisional Entry List

Num Driver Nat Team
1 Alessandro GHIRETTI FRA Hitech Grand Prix
2 Pavan RAVISHANKAR GBR Hitech Grand Prix
7 Vivien KESZTHELYI HUN BlackArts Racing
15 Eshan PIERIS LKA Absolute Racing
16 YE Yifei CHN Absolute Racing
17 Jack DOOHAN* AUS Hitech Grand Prix
21 Rinus VEEKAY NLD Hitech Grand Prix
27 Dan TICKTUM GBR Hitech Grand Prix
28 Tairoku YAMAGUCHI (M) JPN B-Max Racing Team
29 Akash NANDY MAL Pinnacle Motorsport
30 DRAGON (M) JPN B-Max Racing Team
65 David SCHUMACHER GER Pinnacle Motorsport
81 Tomoki TAKAHASHI JPN Super License
88 Amaury CORDEEL BEL Pinnacle Motorsport

Asian Winter Series Provisional Calendar

Date Venue Event
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)

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