The Asia Racing Team (ART) Motorsports announces that Yuji Kunimoto and Alon Day will be its drivers for the next Macau Grand Prix Formula BMW Pacific Race. After enjoying five years of success in Formula Renault 2.0, the most prestigious...
The Asia Racing Team (ART) Motorsports announces that Yuji Kunimoto and Alon Day will be its drivers for the next Macau Grand Prix Formula BMW Pacific Race.
After enjoying five years of success in Formula Renault 2.0, the most prestigious racing team of Macau SAR will join to Formula BMW Pacific ranks on the home race return. Japan's Kunimoto and Israel's Day have no experience at the wheel of the Formula BMW but they are two highly motivated young drivers who will work well together and push the team.
Toyota Driver Development driver Kunimoto is the latest Formula Challenge Japan (FCJ) champion and is following the footsteps of his countrymen, including Kazuki Nakajima, Kamui Kobayashi, Kohei Hirate or Kazuki Oshima, who debuted in Macau Grand Prix at the wheel of ART Motorsports' cars.16 years old Day is the biggest hope of Israeli motorsport. He is being accumulating racing experience in Asia and East-European Formula Renault championships, and wants to leave his mark on a big event.
The 6.2km Guia Circuit, which is just seven metres at its narrowest point, is a mixture of fast straights, a series of complex kinks at the back of the circuit, and the famous tight hairpin bend. The high-speed precision it demands requires a cool head and, with virtually no runoff areas, the Armco barriers and walls are unforgiving of the smallest driver error. ART Motorsports was the last team to win the Formula Renault 2.0 race (2005) at the Guia's Circuit.
ART Motorsports Team Manager Philippe Descombes commented: "Yuji and Alon will form one of the most exciting driver line up of the race. The entire team has been working flat out over the past months to make this project possible, and a top-line driver line-up is essential to achieving our targets. We raced Formula Renault 2.0 for four years there, wining the last edition in 2005 so it's a great feeling to race in Macau again. We've got some good data about the track and this is for sure a plus for us, even though it is a different car, it will definitely make a difference."