Patrik Pasma has made the switch from KIC Motorsport to ART Grand Prix for the remainder of the 2021 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season.
The Finnish racer has replaced Thomas Ten Brinke, who announced his immediate retirement from racing after the race weekend at Circuit Zandvoort.
Pasma will join current championship leader Grégoire Saucy and 2020 Italian Formula 4 champion Gabriele Mini at ART Grand Prix, starting later this month when the season continues at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
“I am really happy to announce that I’ll be joining ART Grand Prix for the remainder of this season,” said the twenty-one-year-old. “It is a great team with many great records, and I can be proud to be part of it.
“It won’t be a walk in the park, starting our collaboration in the middle of the season, but I love the challenge. I am really looking forward to working with them and seeing what we can achieve together.”
Sébastien Philippe, the Team Principal at ART Grand Prix, has thanked KIC Motorsport for not standing in the way of Pasma joining his team for the remainder of the season, and he expects the Finn to acclimatize quickly to his new team and score big results before the end of the year.
“I would like to thank KIC Motorsport for facilitating Patrik’s transfer to ART Grand Prix during the season, and I am sure that between his maturity and our experience, his acclimatization will be quick and efficient,” said Philippe.
“Patrik can have a big impact on the rest of the season and we are counting on him to help us win the Teams championship.”