01.07.2020 – KIC Motorsport signed estonian Red Bull junior program driver Jüri Vips – All three KIC Motorsport drivers in excellent pace at test days in Imola
FIA Formula 3 Regional Championship series is about to get underway in first weekend of August at italian circuit of Misano. Finnish KIC Motorsport team, which is run by ex-GT-driver Petri Lappalainen enters its’ second season with three highly talented and determinate drivers; Flying Finns Patrik Pasma, age of 20 and Konsta Lappalainen, age of 18, gets and excellent challenge from teams new driver, Estonian Jüri Vips, age of 19, who in season 2017 has won Formula 4 ADAC Championship series and is currently Red Bull junior program driver.
Currently teams and drivers are preparing themselves in tests which are driven in italian soil. Season 2020 includes eight racing weekends and together with 24 starts it’ll be thrilling competition for the title and highly valuable trophies.
– This new FIA Formula-3 Regional Championship series has become an important step for young drivers towards their dreams of becoming Formula-1 driver; Winner of the series gets 25 points for their super licence and furthermore the winner enters Ferrari Junior Academy. KIC Motorsport wants to offer this possibility for its’ drivers, team manager Petri Lappalainen tells.
– First test days have given us data that we have a strong line-up for the series as our drivers Jüri Vips, Patrik Pasma and Konsta Lappalainen have been in strong pace at tests. The results has told us that we’ll have a thrilling season in front of us and therefore we cannot wait that it’ll get underway in next four weeks, Lappalainen continues.
10.03.2020 – Patrik Pasma joins KIC Motorsport
The newest driver for KIC Motorsport racing team is 20-year-old Patrik Pasma, who will drive for the team in the 2020 Formula Regional European Championship series. KIC Motorsport also retains the services of Konsta Lappalainen, who drove for the team last season.
Patrik Pasma was a podium placed driver in the 2019 Renault Eurocup series, and has experience from a wide array of international racing series. KIC Motorsport has prepared for the season with a high-class testing program and Pasma has quickly adapted to his new car. The
Finnish KIC Motorsport racing team starts their second season in the Formula Regional European Championship series, which has rapidly developed into an important step toward the Formula 1 dream for young drivers. FIA strongly supports the series, which has grown with two new teams and a remarkable new prize: The winner of the series will receive a test in FIA F3 with the observers of the Ferrari Driver Academy.
Team Principal Petri Lappalainen believes in Pasma
”I’m happy that Patrik will race for my team this year,” says KIC Motorsport Team Principal Petri
Lappalainen. ”Patrik was testing with us in Monza after last season and impressed us immediately. We have invested heavily in the upcoming season and we are confident that we’re ready to fight for podium places from the first race weekend.”
Patrik Pasma ready for a new challenge
”It’s great to start a new season in a new team and a new series,” says Patrik Pasma. “The tests have gone well, and the car feels extremely good. As the season draws closer, our objectives and expectations are set high. I believe that I have a great and realistic chance to meet my targets with KIC Motorsport.”
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