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TIM MACROW JOINS STRONG AUSSIE CONTINGENT IN FRD LMP3

The brand-new FRD LMP3 Series makes it debut at Zehjang International Circuit this weekend

The brand-new FRD LMP3 Series makes it debut at Zehjang International Circuit this weekend

Tim Macrow is the latest Australian driver to join the entry list for the inaugural round of the FRD LMP3 series in China this weekend at the all new Zehjang International Circuit.

The brand new LMP3 series, bolsters a rapidly growing motorsport scene in China, and is setup to be used as a stepping stone to both the LeMans 24 Hour and Asian Le Mans series.

Macrow, the three time Australian Formula 3 champion, joins number of Australian drivers set to compete, including Greg Taylor, James Winslow, Josh Burdon and Garnet Patterson.

Taylor and Winslow, fresh off their run in the Michelin Le Mans Cup in support of the Le Mans 24 hour a couple of weeks ago, will again team up, albeit in seperate cars, with Craft Bamboo. Winslow will race with Swiss racer Mathias Beche while Taylor will be joined by Canadian Alex Tagliani of Champ Car and Indycar fame.

After winning last years Asian Formula Renault Series, Burdon will step up to race with Chinese driver Neric Wei at KCMG.

While Patterson will partner with Martin Cao at Eurasia, with Macrow being last minute addition to the S&D Motorsport line up alongside Denis Lian.

Three time Australian Formula 3 Champion Tim Macrow joins the brand-new FRD LMP3 Series

Three time Australian Formula 3 Champion Tim Macrow joins the brand-new FRD LMP3 Series

“It’s a very cool opportunity and one I’m obviously really looking forward to,” Macrow said after the announcement.

“I’ve never driven an LMP car so it wasn’t a hard decision to make the commitment to go when the opportunity came up. They are serious machines with lots of performance so it’s going to be a great opportunity.

“It’s the kind of opportunity that you just never know where it might lead so I’m jumping in and grabbing it with both hands. I can’t wait.

“I’ve been getting plenty of seat time in GT cars lately so I feel like I’ll be able to adapt pretty quickly and get up to speed.”

We’ll track the Aussie’s performance over the weekend as part of our International Wrap next week, so make sure you follow Auto Action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date.