Asian F3
News 15 Apr 2019

Hitech GP Dominate Opening Asian F3 Round at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

Hitech GP dominate the opening round of the Asian F3 Championship at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia with a triple 1-2 finish.

Following their success in last year’s inaugural Asian F3 Championship, claiming the driver and team’s title, the Silverstone-based team catapulted straight into the lead of the standings, securing three race wins and three second place finishes overall.

With a strong set of qualifying results and three pole positions overall during the first round, team-mates Ukyo Sasahara and Red Bull Junior driver Jack Doohan put on a strong battle in the opening race of the weekend in their fight for the top spot.  Despite being their debut in the Asian F3 Championship, 16-year-old Doohan crossed the line in P2, with team-mate Sasahara securing P1.

The team’s winning streak didn’t stop there. The second race saw Sasahara storm into the lead of the 17-strong field. Despite several safety car interventions, the duo were able to maintain their positions, solidifying their efforts into another 1-2 finish. Sasahara secured the top spot yet again, with Doohan crossing the line in P2.

As temperatures soared and the track temperature rose to an eye-watering 64 degrees Celsius, Doohan took a flawless pole-to-flag win in Race 3, with Sasahara attempting to close the gap throughout the race. Hitech GP claimed their third 1-2 finish of the weekend, with Sasahara currently leading the standings and Doohan in second place, with just 7 points sitting between the duo.

Securing the top of the leader board following the first round, Hitech GP have their sights set on continuing this momentum into Round 2 of the Asian F3 Championship, set to get underway at Thailand’s Buriram International Circuit on May 11-12.


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