Cassidy set on winning Japan F3 Championship

It’s crunch time for Kiwi Formula 3 ace, Nick Cassidy, as he heads into the eighth and final round of the Japan Formula 3 Championship this weekend at Sugo, tied at the top of the points table with teammate Kenta Yamashita.

The two PETRONS TEAM TOM’s drivers sit just 15 points from the closest rival, Mitsunori Takaboshi, who also remains a contender.

Cassidy would be entering the round with most race wins, but an early-season first place was nullified in post-race arbitration. Since that incident however, Cassidy has fought hard throughout the season to maintain his commanding performance, matching Yamashita for wins that count toward the points tally.

It will be a challenge for the young Aucklander who has never raced Sugo Sportland, but one he relishes.
“I am really looking forward to this final round, it couldn’t have come soon enough. My confidence is high after strong pace throughout this season and in my European outings, but the past doesn’t mean anything this weekend. I know that I have to our score my team mate to win the Championship, but the normal process of a race weekend won’t change for me.” Said Cassidy

In between Japanese Formula 3 rounds Cassidy has competed in two FIA European F3 rounds with Prema Powerteam where he qualified on the front 3 of the 6 races, from a 36 car field and secured two podiums. He’s also been testing with BMW motorsport in the new M6 GT3.

Sugo will consist of two races with one 10 minute qualifying per race, one point is awarded for pole and one for fastest lap. Cassidy says these will be important considerations this weekend.

“I don’t want to leave anything on the table this weekend, I’ll be chasing every point that’s available.” Says Cassidy.

Related Stories

Join in the conversation!