There’s going to be a new challenge for Pinnacle Motorsport and Jordan Dempsey at the FIA F4 Chinese Championship’s penultimate event. Scheduled from October 2 – 5, it will be the series’ first time to race on the Wuhan Street Circuit. The new, unfamiliar track allows the Irish-licensed team to compete on a level playing field as they continue their chase for the 2018 title.
Dempsey’s stellar performance at every event year this year has quickly propelled the young 19-year-old up the driver’s standings. His two race wins at Shanghai just two weeks ago now gives him a 28 point advantage in the championship leading up to the race weekend.
However, unlike the other races, Wuhan is the only street circuit in the 2018 calendar. This will test Dempsey’s skill as he has never raced on a street circuit before.
The FIA F4 Chinese Championship’s sixth event will share the Wuhan Street Circuit this weekend with the WTCR, TCR China, and CTCC. It will feature Qualifying on October 3 (Wednesday), Race 1 and 2 on October 4 (Thursday), followed by Race 3 on October 5 (Friday).
Accompanying Pinnacle Motorsport on their FIA F4 Chinese Championship campaign are partners Motorsport Ireland and P1 Racewear.
Jordan Dempsey: “This is my first time racing on a street circuit and I’m looking forward to the new challenge. I’m going to have to build up to it over the test sessions but because we all get very little mileage here, you have to be quick straight out of the box. I’m aiming to extend my championship lead this weekend and to make the finale as comfortable as possible! As always I have to say a huge thanks to Pinnacle Motorsport, Digital Planet, Motorsport Ireland, Sport Ireland, Team Ireland, and to my family for getting me here. I can’t wait to get a taste of a street circuit this weekend!”
The FIA F4 Chinese Championship is a junior single-seater series that caters to young drivers who are moving up from karting to F4, F3, F2, and eventually to F1. It is designed to keep costs down while providing an ideal learning tool. Drivers also earn points towards an FIA Super License. Know more about the FIA F4 Chinese Championship by visiting www.fiaf4.com.cn.