ALEX YOONG TO RESUME BRITISH F3 CAMPAIGN FROM BRITISH F1 SUPPORT RD. 9
Malaysia's Alex Yoong will resume the partnership with the Alan Docking Racing Team (ADR) at the British F1 Grand Prix support round 9 of the 1999 Autosport British Formula 3 Grand Prix which will be run on Saturday, the 10th of July at the Silverstone Circuit.
Having missed the first 2 rounds (rd 1 and 2) and the latest 2 rounds (rd 7 and 8) due to funding problems, Yoong confirmed today that he's expected to receive funding within the next week which will give ADR sufficient time to ready their third car for Yoong.
"The British F1 support round is very important for me as I will be amongst the top 6 British F3 runners who will come under the scrutiny of the F1 bosses who will all be at Silverstone for the F3 race." said Yoong.
Of the 8 rounds left in the 1999 British F3 Championship, Yoong is expected to compete in all the rounds except for two which he may have to drop if funds forthcoming are sufficient for some Italian F3000 races this year.
"Due to missing 4 rounds of the British F3 championship, my chances of finishing in the top 3 have naturally diminished greatly. It will be useful for me to get some valuable F3000 experience behind me for my first full FIA International F3000 campaign next year."
"I am really itching to get back to racing. I've not let up in my off track training and I'm confident to be back in Europe by the beginning of next month with funding for at least 6 rounds of the remaining 8 British F3 rounds and hopefully additional funding for the last 5 rounds of the 7 round Italian F3000 Championship." added Yoong.
The Alex Yoong Racing for Malaysia project which is a Malaysian government endorsed project is sponsored by The Ministry of Youth and Sports, Tourism Malaysia, Proton, Pan Global Insurance, Malaysia Airlines, RoadAssist, and Neuronet.