Red Bull junior Jack Doohan has confirmed that he will join Hitech GP for the 2019 Asian Formula 3 season.
The 16-year-old has previously been announced as contesting both the Asian championship and Euroformula Open, the latter with Double R Racing, and was expected to join Hitech after racing with the team in the Asian F3 Winter Series.
?I?m very pleased to be working with such a high standard team for this year?s Asian F3 season,” Doohan, son of five-time MotoGP champion Mick, said.
“After competing in?the final round of the Winter Series, I now feel I?m fully comfortable with the car and team to take it to the next level for the main series.
“I get along very well with the team which makes it even more enjoyable being at the circuit. I?ll be doing my best to push to the maximum as I know Hitech will be doing the same for me and hopefully we can come away with a top result.
Doohan’s three-race Winter Series cameo culminated in two second place finishes, only better by Formula Renault Eurocup star Yifei Ye. In the final race he was involved in a controversial clash with Ye, who was fighting for the title.
Hitech?s Asian F3 team manager Phil Blow commented: ?We’re really pleased to announce Jack as our first signing for the main Asian F3 Championship. He did a fantastic job in Sepang jumping in for the last round, making steady progress and taking away two podiums whilst fighting for victory on his debut in the series.
“He showed great maturity against some vastly experienced drivers despite having to miss the first two rounds till he turned 16. More than that he is a great guy who fitted in really well with the team so we are really looking forward to mounting another championship challenge.?
The five-round 2019 Asian F3 season includes visits to Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and China, and is set to feature 11 teams.