China Formula Renault Challenge

Asian Formula Renault Challenge
Category Formula Renault 2.0
Country Asia
Inaugural season 2002
Constructors Tatuus
Engine suppliers Renault
Drivers' champion Japan Yosuke Yamazaki
Teams' champion Hong Kong Buzz Racing
Official website frdsports.com
Current season

The Asian Formula Renault Challenge is a Formula Renault 2.0 championship held on Asia. The series debuted in 2002 and also held the China Formula Renault Challenge.

The series is a part of the Formula Racing Development Limited (FRD) organization managed by Kenneth Ma to promote motorsport in Asia.[1] The FRD also runs the China Formula Campus and Asian GT Challenge.

The cars use Tatuus chassis and the 2.0 L Renault Clio engines like other Formula Renault 2.0 series. This Formula Renault series uses Kumho tyres.

Regulation

The championship reward is the International Challenge Category which is the overall winner. Since 2007, Asian drivers also have a parallel classification with the Asian Challenge Category.

Another classification, for Chinese events only, is the China Formula Renault Challenge, which is an entry-level series intended to reduce the championship cost. All series drivers and teams will race at the same time during the races in China but points will be calculated separately.

The cars can be tested outside the race weekend on the Zhuhai International Circuit or Shanghai International Circuit.

The race weekend starts on Thursday and Friday with a 2 hour free practice session but with additional cost for drivers. On Saturday there are two 30 minute practice sessions and 20 minutes of qualifications. A warm-up (15 minutes) occurs on Sunday morning and two 10 lap races are held in the afternoon.

Only drivers/teams that complete 75% of the race are awarded by points. Points are allowed in each race, as follows:

Drivers points attribution
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Points 30 24 20 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 4 3 2 1
Teams attribution
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Champions

Season International Challenge Team Champion Asian Challenge Team Champion IFC Challenge Team Champion
2002 China Cheng Congfu  ??
2003 Macau Rodolfo Ávila  ??
2004 Japan Hideaki Nakao  ??
2005 Taiwan Hanss Lin China Shangsai FRD Team Taiwan Hanss Lin China Shangsai FRD Team
2006 Finland Pekka Saarinen China Asia Racing Team Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori China Shangsai FRD Team
2007 Finland Pekka Saarinen China M3 Racing Team Hong Kong Jim Ka To China M3 Racing Team Finland Pekka Saarinen China M3 Racing Team
2008 Hong Kong Jim Ka To Finland PS Racing China Cao Hong-Wei Not Contested Canada Christian Chia Not Contested
2009 Israel Alon Day China Asia Racing Team China Zhi Qiang Zhang China PTRS Team Not Contested
2010 Thailand Sandy Nicholas Stuvik China Asia Racing Team Thailand Sandy Nicholas Stuvik China Asia Racing Team Not Contested
2011 Finland Leopold Ringbom Finland PS Racing Japan Yuki Shiraishi China Champ Motorsport Not Contested
2012 Japan Yosuke Yamazaki Hong Kong Buzz Racing Not Contested Canada Wayne Shen China Asia Racing Team

References

External links

  • Asian Formula Renault Challenge at frdsports.com.
  • China Formula Renault Challenge at frdsports.com.
  • Formula Racing Development Limited official site.
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