Created in 2013 to help bridge the gap between karting and single-seater formula racing cars, following three successful seasons, the AsiaCup Series now makes way for the newly-created Formula 4 South East Asia Championship.
Jordan Love, 2015 AsiaCup Series and AsiaCup Super 6 Overall Champion: “It has been an incredible 2015 season for me, and to come away with the overall title in the final AsiaCup Series is especially memorable. I also set the fastest lap record in the three seasons of the AsiaCup Series which is something I will never forget. The best moment for me was the chance to shake down the new Formula 4 South East Asia car. I’m thankful for everything I have learned, the knowledge and experience I have gained from the crew and Meritus.GP. Now that Formula 4 South East Asia will replace the AsiaCup Series from August 2016, I hope more young drivers will get the opportunity to realise their dreams of making racing their career.”
Peter Thompson, Chairman, Asian Autosport Action Group (Triple A): “The end of the AsiaCup Series marks a poignant moment in our history as we look forward to promoting the brand new FIA-certified Formula 4 South East Asia Championship. We are extremely proud to have had a hand in the development of young racing talent across the region, some of whom will return to compete in the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship in its inaugural season.”
Managed by Malaysian company Asian Autosport Action Group, Formula 4 South East Asia is designed as a FIA single-organisation championship to ensure a cost-effective transition for young drivers to progress into formula racing. As the only one of its kind in the region, this entry-level single-seater formula will become an important boost for driver development in South East Asia.