Third Australian joins Asian Formula 3 championship

Daniel Herrero

Friday 17th May, 2019 - 5:39pm


Jackson Walls

Sydney teenager Jackson Walls has become the third Australian to join this year’s F3 Asian Championship, as a team-mate to Jack Doohan.

The 16-year-old has linked with Hitech GP, which has won each of the six races held across the first two rounds to date courtesy of Ukyo Sasahara (four wins) and Doohan (two).

Walls stepped up to the CAMS Payce Australian Formula 4 Championship last year and also raced in four of the five rounds of this year’s Castrol Toyota Racing after missing the first due to age.

He is continuing in F4 this year alongside the F3 Asian Championship drive.

“Formula 4 was a great place to start my car racing career in 2018, but after experiencing a faster car with real aero during the TRS earlier this year, I was looking for my next step,” said Walls.

“I’m really looking forward to joining the front running Hitech team in Asian F3 at Suzuka next month.”

Hitech GP’s Asian F3 Team Manager, Phil Blow, added, “We are delighted to have Jackson with us for the final three rounds of the Asian F3 Championship.

“His proven experience in single seaters will be a welcome addition to the team.

“After a great start to the season, we are determined to capitalise on this once again in Suzuka and Shanghai, and hopefully bring the trophy home again.”

Doohan is currently second in the standings to Sasahara while another Australian in Tommy Smith is 15th, ahead of Round 3 at Suzuka on June 22-23.

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