Australian star Jake Parsons is thrilled to announce he will be competing in Japanese Formula 3 for
the 2018 season, joining renowned Team Noda Racing.
The 23-year- old racer, who firmly established himself on the Japanese motorsport stage, and it’s
passionate fanbase, in the ultra-competitive SuperGT series last year, is eager to take on this new
challenge, continuing to push the limits and build his skills as a driver.
Speaking after the final pre-season test at Suzuka this weekend, Parsons explained. “We were
looking at several options for this season and decided this was our best plan for the future of JP
racing. The deal came together quite late, which is why we’ve only done two test sessions, but
we’re all ready to go for the first race and everyone’s feeling very positive. We’re on track with how
well it’s been going, and the speed’s been good. So, I’m really looking forward to having strong
results and doing what I do best, battling for the championship.”
Excited to be returning to his early racing roots, the now Tokyo-based driver has a strong pedigree
in single seater race cars, winning the AsiaCup in 2014 and finishing runner-up in the 2015 Formula
Masters China series. He also claimed a podium at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway whilst
competing in the prestigious USA Pro Mazda series.
“I’m really looking forward to the year ahead, adapting to being back in a formula car again. It’s
going to be interesting revisiting all the circuits I learned and experienced last year and learning
even more about them driving a different type of car. For example, turn one at Suzuka is very
different in the formula car, but it’s really cool to have that extra corner speed.”
Driving what is promised to be the ‘uniquely liveried’ number #18 Noda Racing car, Parsons is also
looking forward to working with his new team, owned by former F1 driver Hideki Noda.
“The team are a really good bunch of people with a lot of experience and passion, so it’s going to be
nice to work with and learn from them throughout the year. I’ll also be working again with Smart
Mind Institute’s Dave Diggle on my mental performance, and as my manager at all the races too.”
The talented young Australian, who has made his intelligent race craft and mental tenacity a key
feature of his racing, is certainly feeling positive for the season ahead, and beyond.
“We’re all on track, all looking good and all having fun, but I’m also fully focused and creating a
strong team around me for what is going to be a big year. And, with some new sponsors on board,
hopefully even bigger things to come. This is definitely a big step towards building my career here in
The first round of Japanese F3 takes place at Suzuka International Racing Circuit on 21-22 of April.
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Japanese Formula 3 Calendar 2018
Round 1 Suzuka 21-22 April
Round 2 Sportsland Sugo 26-27 May
Round 3 Fuji Speedway 7-8 July
Round 4 Okayama International 28-29 July
Round 5 Twin Ring Motegi 18-19 August
Round 6 Okayama International 8-9 September
Round 7 Sportsland Sugo 29-30 September
Round 8 Fuji Speedway 20-21 October