Macau, China: – Malaysia’s Young Hero, to compete in the KF3 category with the CRG-Maxter machine.
After a strong start to the season for the factory-backed CRG Junior Team Asia in the Asian and Malaysian Rotax Max Challenge, in which the team now takes charge of the championship leader board, the team now turns its attention to Asia’s ultimate KF3 series to be held in Macau Motorsport Circuit this weekend 2nd and 3rd July 2011.
For the first time this year, CRG Junior Team Asia will be competing in the Asian tour with the CRG chassis and Maxter engine combination in which, after a rigorous test during the pre-season, the team is
confident with the performance of the specially prepared Maxter engine by the factory in Italy.
13-year old Timothy Yeo, son of Asia’s multiple touring car champion Eric Yeo, is making his debut this year in the full Asian KF3 series and is one of the strong contender for the title. Having recorded two
pole positions and numerous wins and fastest lap in the Malaysian-run KF3 series this year. Timothy is full of confidence to show his true potential against 24 other strong contenders in the Asian region who
has European racing experience, namely Andy Chang of Macau, Jackie Chan of Hong Kong, Daim Hishammudin of Singapore, of Singapore and compatriot Daniel Woodroof.
Timothy Yeo, driver of CRG Junior Team Asia commented, “I am feeling excited to be competing with the best of young drivers and teams in Asia, and with a strong team with me like Iru1 and CRG, the pedigree
for success is always very high. I hope to win the championship but it’s a long championship so I aim to get the most points available for this weekend’s round in Macau”.
Situated in Coloane, just less than 10 minutes from Lisboa, the 1203 meters long track will present the drivers mostly with 11 fast flowing challenging turns, with Turn 1 a very fast flat out left hander
leading up to a tight hairpin providing plenty of overtaking opportunity. The circuit itself has been hosting two prestigious annual world class event; World Karting Championship and Asia Pacific KF3 Championship scheduled in December each year. Official Factory CRG Racing Team has enjoyed strong result in this track previously, winning the World Karting Championship on the same track in 2009.
Asian Karting Open Championship is Asia’s karting premier series for the KF2 and KF3 categories, with most of the top teams and drivers come and compete on four diffferent international class circuits and
countries. The championship travels to Macau, Philipines, Indonesia and Thailand, providing teams and drivers a true challenge of different circuit characteristic and conditions. KF category is the
ultimate class of karting technology, with its open concept to modification, makes it the ultimate challenge for all the teams to produce the best chassis, engines and components.
Team Principal, CRG Junior Team Asia, Nik Iruwan Dato’ Nik Izani commented: “The Asian Karting Open Championship provides the team with a real technical challenge with our machine, against some of the best engine manufacturers and tuners in the world. We are fortunate to have the support from CRG and Maxter who have been world champions for many years, and this strong relationship will be the key to success this year. And with a young exciting talent like Timothy Yeo, I am confident CRG Junior Team Asia is in the right platform to fight for the title this year. We can have a clearer picture when the race
starts in Macau!”
The weekend begins with Official Practice on Friday, qualifying, heat 1, heat 2 and prefinal on Saturday and the all important Final on Sunday.
CRG Junior Team Asia heads to the weekend in Macau after a strong finish in Round 3 of the Asian and Malaysian Rotax Max Series. Driver Calvin Wong competing in the top class Senior Max category now leads the championship.