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“Chang leaps to British Formula 3”

January 16, 2014

Macau racer Andy Chang has confirmed he is to move up to British Formula 3 this season with Double R Racing.

The 17-year-old, whose full name is Chang Wing Chung, brings little in the way of experience having only competed in four race weekends thus far in his career {note 1}.

The first of possibly three-to-four signings for Double R, Chang débuted in single-seaters toward the tail end of last year with two weekends in British Formula Ford, followed by a pair rounds in the Formula Masters Series.

The Macau-born racer moves straight into the International Class with Double R. It represents a huge step up for Chang – a factor acknowledge by Double R boss Anthony Hieatt. “It’s a big step up for him but with a good testing plan in place we’re confident he’ll be able to get up to speed pretty quickly.”

Despite Chang’s relative lack of experience, Hieatt was impressed by the results achieved in his brief car racing tenure. “He hasn’t driven the car yet but he’s shown well in the car races he’s done and, of course, he has a good karting pedigree. We’re confident he’ll improve well during the British season in preparation for the Macau Grand Prix at the end of the year.”

Before Chang enters the British series, he will enjoy an additional two days of testing, followed by one round of the F3 Open Winter Series next month.

{note 1}
From the World Karting Championship, where he came 12th overall in 2012, Chang entered British Formula Ford with Falcon Motorsport at Rockingham, before taking some reasonable results at Silverstone, including a trio of 6th place finishes in the 11-car field.
Upon returning, Chang took a best of 10th overall in the final round of Formula Masters with Eurasia Motorsport, before securing a very respectable 7th place in the non-Championship Macau round.

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