Former Formula 1 test and reserve driver, Fairuz Fauzy, is set to take up a new challenge after confirming a drive with OD Racing for the 2015 GT Asia Series. Fauzy will partner Zen Low in the team’s Lamborghini Gallardo FLII GT3 for the season which is scheduled to start this May.
The 32 year old is a well-known single seater driver and former test and reserve driver for three Formula 1 teams, including Lotus Renault GP in 2011. The Malaysian’s participation with OD Racing will mark his first full season in a closed cockpit series, having had stints in the Super GT events in Japan and Malaysia, as well as his most recent participation in the World Final of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo at Sepang International Circuit last year.
“I am happy for the opportunity that Zen has given me. We were actually in talks for me to drive for the team in the Asian Le Mans Series when this opportunity opened up and Zen offered me the drive, just last week. I am certainly looking forward to racing in the GT Asia Series for the first time” said Fauzy.
“We are all happy to have Fairuz on board with the team. He has such great capabilities, skill and speed, we are sure that he will be an exciting addition to the team” said Low, driver and owner of Aylezo Competizione, the technical partner for OD Racing.
It will be an exciting chapter for the newly formed team when they make their first appearance for the opening round of GT Asia Series (GTA) at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongnam this 15th to 17th May. GTA will bring teams to seven of Asia’s most challenging circuits in six countries for the 12 rounds race program.
OD Racing was formed with the sole purpose of making its first venture into racing with the GT Asia Series. Aylezo Competizione is a Sporting Administration and Technical Team with over 30 years of combined International race experience in some of the Region’s most renowned Series, will provide technical support for the team throughout the 2015 season.
OD Markets is the title sponsor for OD Racing team. The team is also supported by Cartivia, Youth Lite, Miro Asia, Prince Lubricants, Aylezo Compatizione, iTagU.com, Best Leader Financial Group, ESG Inc, EliteSoftAsia, OD Glo, Tom’s Stickers and My Smart Gold.
Words & Photos: Aleyzo