05 Mar Jazeman Jaafar will compete in Formula Renault 3.5 with Fortec
Leading Malaysian single-seater racer, Jazeman Jaafar, is racing with Fortec Motorsports in Formula Renault 3.5 Series this coming season. The 21-year-old driver returns for his third season of racing in the World Series by Renault headline championship.
Jazeman raced with ISR Racing in 2014, scoring two podiums in the FR3.5 Series last season; one in Spa and one in Monaco. He also tested the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 2012 F1 car and raced in the Spa 24 Hours where he finished fifth, his first experience of sportscar racing and a 24 hour race.
The PETRONAS Talent Programme driver says of confirming his deal to race with Fortec, “I’m very excited about the prospect of racing with Fortec this year in FR3.5. It’s taken a while to pull everything together, but I’m really pleased to be making this announcement. Now I can focus on the season ahead and ensure I’m as prepared as I can be for the first race”.
Jazeman adds, “I had a really good test with the team in the winter, settling in really quickly and establishing a good rapport with everyone. It’s great to be getting back in the car with the team at Jerez this week and I hope that we can have a strong showing and a productive test. Having Oliver as a team mate will be good for me too, as I didn’t have a team mate last year and he has FR3.5 experience, so I have no doubt he’ll be quick as well.”
Jamie Dye, Managing Director, Fortec Motorsports, said en route to the test, “We’re delighted to have finalized the agreement to run Jazeman this season. We’ve watched him come through the ranks of the sport and have been impressed with his performance. We wanted to sign an experienced FR3.5 Series driver and after a strong test with Jazeman over the winter where he fitted in well and gelled quickly, it was good to be able to secure him for 2015.”
The young Malaysian heads to Jerez today to start his 2015 FR3.5 Series campaign with Fortec Motorsports, taking part in the first pre-season test of the year.