The Philippines will open the karting season in the region this year as it is set to host the first round of the IAME Series Asia this month
Previously known as X30 SEA, the opening round for this season is slated March 23-24 at the newly-built Clark International Speedway Kart Track. The newly-opened Kart Track, located within the Clark Freeport zone, will comprise of 13 turns and world-class amenities.
With karting interest on the quick rise in the Philippines, the arrival of a world-class kart race series to the country will further fuel the sport within the community.
Petron Blaze 100 Euro 6, acknowledged as the best gasoline in the Philippines, is the official fuel sponsor of the 2019 IAME Series Asia.
After the Philippine round, the succeeding races will be on: May 11-12 and May 25-26 in Thailand (Rounds 2 and 3); and July 6-7, August 3-4, and September 14-15 in Malaysia (Rounds 4-6).
KC Chong of the ISA organizing team said that they are keen on seeing karters from all over Asia, from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea and Philippines.
“This is going to be a very exciting race to kick start the season, with drivers from so many nationalities battling it out on the beautiful circuit of Clark International Speedway,” said Chong.
Chong noted that competitors in the respective categories in the Championship will once again stand a chance to win invitations to the IAME International Finals in Le Mans, France.
“These invitations will be supplemented with EUR2,000 cash and race tire packages each, making them truly attractive prizes,” Chong added.
2019 sees the implementation of new technical regulations to the series, like the newly-developed exhaust system that will give the already potent X30 engines a further performance boost. This is another example of IAME’s constant endeavor to improve the level of racing in their one-engine-make race series.