DRIVER NEWS: ThreeBond Supports Asmer's British F3 Championship Charge
DRIVER NEWS: All-Japan F3 team ThreeBond Racing has declared its full support for its driver Marko Asmer’s campaign in the British Formula 3 Championship with Hitech Racing.
Asmer is contractually obliged to fulfill all rounds of the Japanese F3 championship, having signed for ThreeBond in the 2007 All-Japan F3 series prior to gaining the opportunity to race in the 2007 British F3 championship with Hitech Racing. His Japanese team permitted him to participate in the concurrently running British F3 championship, however he is contractually required to prioritise Japanese rounds whenever calendar clashes occur.
Early in the season, when it became evident how competitive Marko and the Hitech package were in Britain, ThreeBond released him from his obligation to participate in rounds 5 and 6 of the All-Japan F3 series at Twin Ring Motegi, which clashed with British F3 rounds 5 and 6 in Bucharest.
With a new calendar clash imminent on 25th and 26th August, Three Bond has declared full support for Asmer’s British championship push and hereby release him to participate in British F3 rounds 17 and 18 at Thruxton, which take place on the same dates as rounds 14 and 15 of the All-Japan F3 championship at Fuji Speedway.
Asmer’s British team Hitech Racing has agreed to place ThreeBond’s logo on the Estonian driver’s car in recognition of the inconvenience caused to Three Bond, which has had to replace Asmer for four rounds of the Japanese championship.
Masayoshi Akasaka, Team Manager of ThreeBond Racing, said, “We are proud to see our driver doing so well in the British F3 championship and want to support Marko’s efforts by releasing him to participate in the necessary UK events. Every chance to score points is important and we wish him luck in the British championship.”
Hitech Team Owner David Hayle said, “We are obviously very grateful to the management and staff at Threebond for their understanding in releasing Marko to compete in our Championship, it has been a great help, but to make it all worth while we must now go and try to secure the title.”
Marko Asmer said, “I’m really enjoying the buzz of competing in both championships this year but it makes sense for me to race in the British events when there are clashes, to increase my chances of scoring points for the championship. I’m glad this has been resolved and am very grateful to ThreeBond for their understanding.”