Parsons to drive LMP3 China finale on brand new circuit
Parsons returns to China’s premier endurance series
Jake Parsons is reuniting with Craft-Bamboo Racing this weekend to contest the final round of the FRD LMP3 China Endurance Series. The 23-year-old will once again partner experienced British racer James Winslow, who is looking to defend his championship, in the #95 Ligier JS.
“It’s great to be back racing in China and reconnecting with all the team again. We had a really good race last time together, so I think we’ll carry that momentum and positivity, working with each other, into this weekend”, explained the young Australian.
Tokyo based Parsons is thrilled to be returning to the LMP3 series, where he scored an impressive victory alongside Winslow on his debut in September. He’s also excited that LMP3 will be the first race series to compete at the newly built V1 Auto World Tianjin circuit.
“I had a walk around the track last night. It has literally just been finished, but the layout looks good, as it’s got a lot of unique corners. There are some really tight sections and some very unconventional shapes in the turns too; it’s got a bit of everything. I think it will be an exciting weekend racing on this kind of layout, because it’s a purpose-built facility but some of it is street circuit, where you’re on part of the highway! So, it will be pretty interesting coping with the different surfaces.
Having already won the Japanese Formula 3 National class championship, Parsons is keen to continue his impressive performances, finishing 2018 on a high.
“We have three races here, with the Zhuhai main event being cancelled due to the typhoon. It will be a busy weekend, but I’m really looking forward to getting started now. We’re going to be the first ever people to race on a brand-new circuit. It will be a journey of discovery, but it’s going to be an enjoyable way to finish the season off and will definitely be a memorable weekend.”
The success Parsons has enjoyed across both Japan and China this season continues to build and enhance both his profile and brand throughout the prestigious and fast-growing world of Asian motorsport. His impressive, mature race craft during recent races in China, alongside his Japanese F3 victory, have attracted much attention, acknowledgement and interest from many teams and potential backers, opening up exciting new pathways for 2019.
The final round of the FRD LMP3 China Endurance Series take place at V1 Auto World Tianjin on 10-11 November.