Bur­don’s quest to con­quer Asia

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT - JAMES BRESNEHAN

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.

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