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Olson To Return To Asia Formula Renault For Pan Delta Feature Race
The American race driver will contest Rounds 9&10 of the 2016 AFR Championship in the 'A Class' Formula Renault 2.0 during the upcoming Pan Delta Race Festival, September 17-18, 2016, at Zhuhai International Circuit.
"What kind of person does a job like this?
Not normal men, for sure.
People who are desperate to make a mark,
And are prepared to die trying."
-Niki Lauda, Rush
30,000 fans, live television and online coverage, and a 20+ car grid – the stuff of dreams for Pete Olson, who seems to not be able to resist throwing his hat into the Asia Formula Renault ring one more time – through his debut in the coveted 'A Class' 2013 spec, 7 speed paddle shift Formula Renault 2.0.
No stranger to the Asia Formula Renault Championship ['AFR'], Olson contested two full season in 2012-2013 in what became the 'B Class' model Formula Renault 2.0 in the 2015 AFR season, but has not yet raced the A Class Formula Renault 2.0 in AFR. In January Olson placed 2nd in an A Class in the Formula Enduro Challenge at Zhuhai International Circuit [ZIC], the day before copiloting a Caterham R500 to victory in the grueling 500kms, four hour Circuit Hero Endurance Race.
The upcoming Asia Formula Renault event will be a double-header on September 17-18 at Zhuhai International Circuit. The Pan Delta Race Festival is held each March, June, and September at ZIC and features over 30,000 fans per weekend, live television to millions of viewers, and online YouTube and LETV live coverage, making it the largest race event in Asia apart from Formula One.
Olson said "I'd like to thank BELL Helmets, Sideways Driving Club, Pit Talk Asia, ChildFund International, and of course a huge shout out to BlackArts Racing, for making this opportunity possible. I've made great strides this year thanks to BAR, who has taken me up to the next level in my career. I'm really looking forward to getting wheel to wheel again with some serious competition."
For more information on Pete Olson, visit http://www.peteolson.com.