CLARKE TO WOW MACAU WITH PREMA POWER
British F3 driver Dan Clarke confirmed today that he will be driving in next month's world famous Macau Grand Prix, after agreeing a one-off deal to drive for top Italian F3 outfit, Prema Power Team. Clarke, who had originally decided to miss this year's Macau GP, had a change of heart after a last minute approach from Prema Power Team, and an offer from his new Thai-based investor to fully cover the cost of the drive.
The confident 21 year old refreshingly admitted that he may have got it wrong -- not something you hear every day from a racing driver, "I have to hold my hands up! My original decision to not race at Macau was wrong. I always go out to win, and I'd been thinking about the Honda vs Mercedes issue, rather than what a great education it could be for me. Drivers eh!! -- what do we know??"
Clarke, who was tight-lipped about his new Bangkok backers, added, "I'm very lucky that both Prema Power Team and my new pals in Thailand have stepped in to save the day. Boyo (team boss Anthony Hieatt) at Double R Racing (Raikkonen Robertson Racing) sold my seat to a local driver from Macau after I said I wouldn't be driving, so I'm really pleased to have been offered a second chance. It'll be great fun, and Prema are one of the best teams from the Euroseries, so I'm sure I'll learn a lot from them."
This will be Clarke's first ever drive in the highly prestigious Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix - one of the biggest F3 races of the season. The best drivers from around the globe descend on Macau's Guia Circuit at the end of their respective seasons, providing Dan with a great opportunity to test himself against the best, and further enhance his racing credentials.