Burdon’s quest to conquer Asia
VICTORY in the opening round Asian Le Mans championship has Tasmanian driver Josh Burdon hoping to challenge for the title as the series heads toward round two in Japan in two weeks.
Burdon, of Hobart, signed on for another season with Hong Kong-based team KC Motor Group as the outfit graduates from the FRD Le Mans series and moves into the Asian Le Mans series, called LMP3.
Burdon also retained his Chinese codriver Neric Mei.
They won the opening round at Zhuhai International Circuit, China, two weeks ago and Burdon believes they will be hard to beat in Japan.
“Neric and I, and the entire team, proved to be a strong, race-winning package in the FRD LMP3 series this year, so to continue our partnership gives me more confidence,” Burdon said. “We are ready to push for more wins.” After round two at Fuji Speedway, Japan, the championship heads to Buriram International Circuit, Thailand on January 11-13, and then Malaysia’s Formula One track, Sepang International, on February 2-4.