Published on May 14th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Craft-Bamboo Racing For 2014 GT Asia Series
The newly merged Craft-Bamboo Racing will make its first appearance in the GT Asia Series this weekend (16-18 May) in the 2014 season-opener at the Korean International Circuit and it has confirmed the participation of two Aston Martin Vantage GT3s for the first two rounds of the season. The team recently formed as the result of a merger between two renowned race teams GT and endurance series participants Craft Racing AMR and touring car series participants Bamboo Engineering to make Craft-Bamboo Racing. The partnership was announced early last month prior to its first outing at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Europe.
Founder of Bamboo Engineering, Richard Coleman, was appointed the CEO of Craft-Bamboo Racing and he is excited at the prospect of his first GT Asia Series experience.Craft-Bamboo Racing has confirmed the participation of GT Asia Series regulars, Frank Yu and Stefan Mücke for the 2014 season. After narrowly missing the out on the championship title in 2013, Yu is looking forward to getting started on his quest for the championship this year. He will be joined in Korea by V8 Supercar driver, Warren Luff as Mücke will be away in his capacity as an Aston Martin Racing’s factory driver in the VLN series at the Nürburgring.
The team will also feature a second car at the Korean circuit, driven by a pair of GT Asia newcomers, Korea’s hometown hero, Tacksung Kim and Malaysia’s fastest female GT driver, Natasha Seatter. A young and upcoming GT driver, Kim has only been involved in GT cars for two years and has quickly become a well-known figure in the motorsport scene. In 2011, Kim first participated in the Ferrari Challenge and quickly became a race winner, while competing with seasoned GT drivers.
For Natasha Seatter, it hasn’t been the easiest of journeys moving up the motorsport ladder, being one of the few female race drivers from Malaysia. However, her speed, experience and determination has shone through in each and every one of her races. She started her career in karting and quickly graduated in the top of her class in the junior single seaters, before becoming the first woman to win a race in the Middle East. Seen now as the fastest female GT driver in Malaysia, she is ready to show the boys in GT Asia what she is made of.
Craft-Bamboo Racing’s campaign in the 2014 GT Asia Series can only be made possible with the continued support of the team sponsors; Gravity Partnership, POAD, Motul, Racerlink and Tunewear. Qualifying for the GT Asia Series will be held at 10am KST on Saturday May 17th followed by Round 1 at 14:20 KST on the same day. Round 2 will be held on Sunday May 18th at 14:25 KST