Dubai, UAE, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 – Following a successful debut in the 2017/18 edition of the MRF Challenge International Winter Series, Singapore’s Danial Nielsen Frost will be making his return to the highly competitive single-seater winter series commencing this November. Taking part in the 2018/19 edition, the Singaporean youngster will kick off his campaign at the opening round, set to take place at the Dubai Autodrome from 15 to 17 November 2018.
Frost’s return to the FIA-sanctioned winter series championship will see the youngster compete in 15 races over the three rounds on the 2018/19-race calendar. From Dubai, the second round in the series is set to take place at the Formula 1-spec Bahrain International Circuit from 6 to 8 December. The season finale will take place at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai, India from 8 to 10 February 2019.
Measuring 5.39km in length, the FIA-sanctioned Grade 1 Dubai Autodrome circuit has the reputation as a highly technical circuit featuring a combination of high-speed straights and technical corners. Having had the experience of racing in the series at the Dubai Autodrome last year, which saw him produce strong results including a top-five finish, Frost is optimistic of his chances for a strong start to his campaign in the 2018/19 MRF Challenge International winter series.
Racing in the series using the number 68 on his race car for this season, Frost comments,
After a good experience in the MRF Challenge last year, I am really looking forward to coming back to race in the 2018/19 edition this year. My first time out in the series did provide a good foundation for me to build on for this season and I am quite optimistic. I’m also excited about coming back to race here at the Dubai Autodrome. Last year I had a pretty good outing overall, with strong results, including a top-five finish. I’ve studied the onboard videos from last season, the data and have been speaking to my driver coach to see where I can definitely make improvements here as well as at all the other circuits. I actually enjoy racing at the Dubai Autodrome, as this is quite a technical track with a lot of interesting characteristics including the high-speed straights as well as the highly technical corners, which demands a lot of precision. I cannot wait to get reunited with the MRF race car and go racing in Dubai!
– Danial Frost
With five races scheduled at each round, the 2018/19 MRF Challenge International winter series’ curtain raiser round at the Dubai Autodrome will see proceedings commence on Thursday, 15th November with the test sessions, with qualifying and two races scheduled on Friday, 16th November. Three more races will be held on the final day of action on Saturday, 17th November.