January 2021

UAE to Exclusively Host Major Asia Racing Series F3 Asia 2021: Giti Tire Returns with UAE-based Action-Packed Racing Schedule

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News Highlights

  • Top young drivers from around the world will gather for high-impact action in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
  • Due to the pandemic related travel restrictions in Asia, selecting the UAE as the sole 2021 F3 Asia series location manifests UAE’s world-class, safe and secure sports facilities for the international sports events like F3 Asian series.
  • This year, the excitement will be viewable by fans around the world live by web-stream.
  • The races will take place between January 29 and February 20, 2021 at the Dubai Autodrome Dubai and the Yas Marina Circuits Abu Dhabi.
  • Giti Tire is the exclusive tire provider and brand for the fifth consecutive year.

 Nothing can stop Giti Tire and the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA series from bringing forward its action-packed racing in 2021. And this year, the excitement will be viewable by fans around the world live by web-stream.

Due to travel restrictions and other precautions, the F3 Asia series will take place fully in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – with stops at both the famous Dubai Autodrome and Abu Dhabi Yas Marina circuits. Giti Tire as the exclusive tire provider and brand for the fifth consecutive year, is dedicated to supporting the growth of the future racing leaders in the series. The races will take place between January 29 and February 20, 2021, with five full rounds to determine the champion of this year’s series.

With a focus on performance, safety, and efficiency, the Formula 3 Asian Championship series provides great opportunities for these top performers to join Formula 2 and even Formula 1 competition in the future. In fact, Pietro Fittipaldi and Nikita Mazepin are just two recent drivers in the Giti-sponsored F3 Asia series who have used the development to participate in the highest level of F1 action. Who will be the drivers from this year’s Formula 3 action to emerge on the global stage?

All drivers in the F3 Asia series will use GitiCompete GTR1, which are specially engineered with Giti Tire’s global R&D team and AdvanZtech proprietary technology to meet the requirements of the most demanding motorsports racers. These tires have received very positive feedback through action in recent F3 racing on top-level race tracks in Japan, Malaysia, China, Thailand, UAE, and more. A full Giti motorsports team is also at each racing event to support all of the teams and make sure the tires are able to achieve the best success. As the racetrack is the ultimate proving ground for tires, Giti Tire also utilizes to test tires in the roughest racing environments, and continue to grow its technological skills.

This year’s series will be sure to implement Covid-19 safety features to ensure the protection of the drivers and teams. The series will also be live-streamed to allow fans around the world to experience the action in the comfort of their own homes in real-time, with the official race link to be provided later.

Race Dates Location
F3 Asia Round 1 Jan 29-30 Dubai Autodrome, UAE
F3 Asia Round 2 Feb 4-5 Yas Marina Abu Dhabi, UAE
F3 Asia Round 3 Feb 6-7 Yas Marina Abu Dhabi, UAE
F3 Asia Round 4 Feb 12-14 Dubai Autodrome, UAE
F3 Asia Round 5 Feb 19-20 Yas Marina Abu Dhabi, UAE

Current Team and Driver Line-Ups (as of Jan 18)

1 Pinnacle Motorsport Alexandre BARDINON
2 Pinnacle Motorsport Pierre-Louis CHOVET
3 Pinnacle Motorsport TBA
4 Evans GP Irina SIDORKOVA
5 Evans GP Casper STEVENSON
6 Evans GP TBA
7 Evans GP TBA
8 BlackArts Racing Rafael VILLAGOMEZ
9 BlackArts Racing Zdenek CHOVANEC
10 BlackArts Racing Lorenzo Fluxa CROSS
11 BlackArts Racing TBA
12 Hitech Grand Prix Reece USHIJIMA
13 Hitech Grand Prix Ayumu IWASA
14 Hitech Grand Prix TBA
15 Motoscape Nicola MARINANGELI
16 Motoscape TBA
17 Abu Dhabi Racing UAE Amna Al QUBAISI
18 Abu Dhabi Racing UAE Dino BEGANOVIC
19 Abu Dhabi Racing UAE TBA
20 Mumbai Falcon Jehan DARUVALA
21 Mumbai Falcon Kush MAINI
22 Hitech Asia TBA
23 Hitech Asia TBA

About Giti Tire

Giti Tire Group (headquartered in Singapore) has roots in the tire business going back to 1951 and is now one of the world’s largest tire companies. Giti Tire produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, motorsports teams, tire dealers, and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company has eight production centers in three countries, including a newly opened tire factory in South Carolina, USA.

In addition to its wide network and motorsports presence, Giti Tire is also heavily focused on green production and community efforts, including participation in local education and environmental efforts to create a better society.

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