Meco Racing International have named Raj Bharath as their driver for the Formula Masters China Series 2013. Raj has been has been associated with Meco Motorsports since he started Karting 5 years back. He has won the JK Tyre National Rotax Max Karting Championship in his 2nd year of Karting and moved on to race in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship. He later stepped up to International level by racing in the JK Racing Asian Championship in the Formula BMW Class in 2011. In 2012, Raj raced for Meco Racing in the Formula Pilota Championship in Asia and has had several podium finishes.
Meco Racing team comprises of Patrick Roberts from the UK as its Chief Engineer and Team Manager alongwith a team of mechanics from Asia. Patrick Roberts has been credited to have engineered Indian Racing drivers, right from the late Mr S. Karivardhan of Lakshmi Mills to Akbar Ebrahim, Narain Karhekeyan, Karun Chandhok and Armaan Ebrahim.
The Formula Pilota Asian Series is now known as the Formula Masters Asian Series with VW as a major player and has partnered the Series Promoter, Top Speed – China headed by Davide Gobi from Italy. VW will be supplying the German Formula 3 Engines replacing the old Fiat Abharth engines used in the Pilota Cars. The aim is to provide a platform for young drivers to enhance their skills and stepping up to the Asian GT Racing Championships such as the Porsche Cup, Audi Cup, Lamborghini Cup and the Sirocco Cup.
Meco Racing is currently in discussion with drivers from Italy and Brazil as prospective drivers for the team.
The Formula Masters Asia Series gets underway from the 10th May 2013 in Zuhai- China and the remaining rounds are as under. The Formula Masters will also run in the Macau GP as an Invitational Race.
|Race-1||Zhuhai International Circuit||10th- 12th May 2013|
|Race-2||Shanghai International Circuit||24th -26th May 2013|
|Race-3||Ordos Internatinal Circuit||28th – 30th June 2013|
|Race-4||Inje Auto Theme Park||9th – 11th August 2013|
|Race-5||Sepang International Circuit||13th – 15th September 2013|
|Race-6||Shanghai International Circuit||25th – 27th October 2013|