Patterson returns with Eurasia Motorsport for 2018 China Endurance Series

Patterson returns with Eurasia Motorsport for 2018 China Endurance Series

Garnet Patterson has returned with Eurasia Motorsport to contest the 2018 China Endurance Series.

The Australian will again pilot the #3 Eurasia Motorsport Liegier JS LMP3 alongside Chinese Driver, Martin Cao. Patterson and Cao were highly competitive throughout the 2017 series – winning the inaugural race, followed by further race wins and podiums.

“I am extremely excited to be back with Eurasia contesting the 2018 series. Once again FRD have put together a highly competitive field with great drivers, so I’m really looking forward to showing what we can do. Last year we showed great pace – and I’m sure this year will be no different” said Garnet

Eurasia Motorsport Team Manager, Mark Goddard added “We enjoyed the first season in this championship and now with some tweaks to the rules, we are delighted to return and field three cars in what we believe will be a close and competitive field. Martin and Garnet return and it’s a strong pairing and they are very capable of winning the championship”

The five-round China Endurance Series kicks off at Shanghai International Circuit April 27-29, featuring a race on each of Saturday and Sunday.

Aussie to make Sepang 12 Hour Debut

Aussie to make Sepang 12 Hour Debut

 

Former Australian Formula 3 national class champion Garnet Patterson will compete in the Sepang 12 Hours.

The New South Wales racer will pilot a Ferrari 458 GT3 for Asian-based outfit Infinity Race Engineering in the event, which concludes the inaugural SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge Series.

The Malaysian event held from December 8-11 will see the 2014 Australian F3 National Class champion make his GT3 debut.

Patterson will share the Ferrari with Malaysian drivers, Adrian D’Silva and two-time Sepang 12 Hour winner, Dominic Ang.

This season the 23-year-old has been competing in the Asian Le Mans Series Sprint Cup, where he finished third in the LMP3 class.

“I am looking forward to competing against some of the best GT teams and drivers from around the globe,” said Patterson

“It’s going to be a demanding race on man and machinery at one of the hottest tracks in the world”

“It will be interesting to see how competitive the 458 is compared to the newest generation GT3 cars.”

“I’m really grateful for the opportunity and am looking forward to the challenge”

“We will be working hard to ensure we have a competitive package come race day.”

 


Author: Tom Howard

As published on Speedcafe: http://www.speedcafe.com/2016/10/05/aussie-make-sepang-12-hour-debut/

 

Asian Le Mans Round 2 – Race 3 & 4

Asian Le Mans Round 2 – Race 3 & 4

 

Race 4 of the 2016 Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup Round 2 saw Ate de Jong and Charlie Robertson bring home the win in their #67 PRT Racing Ginetta LMP3. Behind them were the #27 Nexus Infinity ADESS 03 in second and the #48 PS Racing ADESS 03 taking third. Over at the GTCup class, Team NZ’s #77Porsche GT3 Cup took the win once again followed by the #28 Team Lotus HK Lotus Evora GTC.

PRT Racing had a great start from third place on the grid thanks to Charlie Robertson, who shot pass the #1 DC Racing Ligier (who had lost a tyre on the warm up lap) and overtook the #94 WINEURASIA Ligier JSP3 within the first few turns. From there on out, the #67 Ginetta LMP3 basically led from start to finish with an impressive gap of 45 seconds to the second car  by the time the pit window opened as well as setting the fastest lap time of 2 minutes 1.860 seconds.

However the real battle was happening behind them as Aidan Read in the #94 WINEURASiA Ligier JSP3 and Garnet Patterson in the #27 Nexus Infinity ADESS 03 jostled for second spot. But as luck would have it, WINEURASIA suffered a broken driveshaft and the #94 Ligier JSP3 came to a halt on track relinquishing second place to Patterson who in turn kept that spot and passed it onto Adrian D’Silva to bring the #27 ADESS 03 home for a podium finish.

Garnet Patterson, #27 Nexus Infinity ADESS 03
“It’s been a pretty whirlwind weekend with yesterday, in qualifying, the gearbox went bang. It was a bit of a hard night trying to put something together for today. We luckily got a new gearbox at 11:30 today, which was quite a quick turnaround. The guys at Nexus Infinity did an awesome job to put the car back together for the start of the race at 2. I got a really good start, got around the outside of Aidan for P2. Pushed as hard as we could, but Aidan had a bit more speed and got past us, then unfortunately had a problem. It was a really good race, Adrian did a good job keeping it in 2nd place for the rest of the race with the car we had. We’re getting faster and faster. Big thanks to Adrian and everyone at Nexus for being there this weekend and getting us out for the 2nd race.”

With less than a month away before the final round of the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, Race 5 and 6 will take place on the 3rd and 4th September 2016 at Sepang International Circuit, where a champion will be crowned and win an entry into the Asian Le Mans Series which starts at the end of October in Zhuhai, China.

Read more at 9tro.com: Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup – Round 2

 

Patterson debuts in Asian Le Mans Sprint Series with podium finish

Patterson debuts in Asian Le Mans Sprint Series with podium finish

Garnet Patterson earned his spot alongside Malaysian driver Adrian D’Silva to compete in Round 1 of the ALMS Sprint Cup Series held at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia this past weekend (May 28-29). Prior to the weekend, Patterson tested Infinity Race Engineering’s recently acquired ADESS LMP3 car, producing competitive lap times proving himself valuable.

Qualifying for the 22 year old Australian was held in tricky conditions when a wet track was not declared by officials, despite overnight rain making the track extremely damp. Patterson and D’Silva qualified 5th on grid, respectively, for the two one hour races.

Patterson and D’Silva were in contention for a podium finish in Race 1, however in the final lap just fell short in position 4. Consistent lap times by D’Silva in Race 2 placed the pair in position 3 and meant Patterson was able to bring home the podium finish, producing the first podium for Infinity Race Engineering and their brand new ADESS 03 in the 2016 ALMS sprint cup series.

“I am so grateful for being given the opportunity to test the new ADESS’03 Le Mans prototype with Infinity Race Engineering. I really can’t thank Adrian and the Infinity Race Engineering team enough for allowing me the chance to compete and prove my abilities in the ALMS season opener. I am hoping this positive result with the team will help pave our way for an entry into Le Mans in 2017”

The ALMS Sprint Cup returns to Malaysia in August, where Patterson, with the help of potential partners hopes to return in preparation for the endurance season beginning October.

 

Aussie drivers set for Asian LMP3 test

Aussie drivers set for Asian LMP3 test

Infinity Race Engineering

Sydney May 9th 2016 –

Single seater drivers Aidan Wright, Jon Collins and Garnet Patterson have been drafted by Infinity Race Engineering, to test their recently acquired ADESS LMP3 for the Asian Le Mans Series. The test will be conducted at the newly resurfaced Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia under the watchful eyes of team boss C.Q Loh and engineer Patrick Cahill.

The Australian-Malaysian squad will be competing in the LMP3 class this year after finishing 3rd in the GT class championship last season in a Ferrari 458 GT3

The newly created LMP3 category is an entry level formula to Le Mans type prototype endurance racing aimed at developing young and gentlemen drivers alike, allowing them to develop their skills and experiences at continental championships before moving up to LMP2 in Europe.

The Asian Le Mans Series was introduced by the Automobile Club de lÓuest (ACO) aiming to attract teams and drivers from the Asian Pacific region by offering a coveted invitation to the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the champions of the LMP2, LMP3 and GT categories respectively; essentially offering a fast track to Le Mans in an otherwise long campaign in Europe.

“I think that LMP3 is the natural path following F3 and Formula Masters. Like all drivers my goal is to do it professionally, and every drivers dream is to tick the Le Mans 24 Hour box. Putting together a successful campaign is important as it would open up doors to Europe. I am certainly looking forward to Sepang.” Garnet Patterson

Infinity Race Engineering is a well-regarded GT team running their programs in Asia. Amongst other achievements, they campaigned Earl Bamber in 2013 to his championship win in his rookie year in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia under the Nexus Racing banner. Earl Bamber went on to win the 2015 Le Mans 24Hr in the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 with Nico Hulkenberg and Nick Tandy.

The team along with their technical partner, the chassis manufacturer, ADESS AG will be shaking down their ADESS-03, as they build up to the opening round of the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup in Sepang, Malaysia on the 27th-29th of May 2016.