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Evans Replaces Eriksson for Buriram Races

Jaxon Evans recruited by Phantom Global to replace Joel Eriksson with Swedish driver away on Formula E duty…

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Jaxon Evans has joined Phantom Global Racing for this weekend’s Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia Powered by AWS round at Buriram in place of Joel Eriksson.

New Zealander Evans will partner Sun Jing Zu in the No. 13 Porsche 911 GT3 R for the two Thai races, marking his debut on Asian soil.

It comes as Eriksson gears up to compete for the Envision Racing Formula E team in Berlin, with both of the squad’s regulars, Sebastien Buemi and Robin Frijns, unavailable due to the clash with the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Spa round.

Evans is no stranger to Phantom Global, having raced for the Chinese team in this year’s Repco Bathurst 12 Hours and finishing fourth alongside Eriksson and Bastian Buus.

“I’m excited to be making my Asian racing debut and rejoining Phantom Global Racing,” said Evans, whose main programs this year are in Supercars and Fanatec GT Australia.

“Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia has proven to be a popular and competitive series, racing on the same format as here in Australia.

“Partnering with JZ [Jing Zu] in the No. 13 Porsche 911 GT3 R, we hope to arrive with a strong package. BoP is always a talking point, so we don’t actually know until we get on track.

“It’s my first time going to the Chang International Circuit [Buriram] and Thailand so I’m looking forward to a fun weekend.”

Jamie Klein is Sportscar365's Asian editor. Japan-based Klein, who previously worked for Motorsport Network on the Motorsport.cоm and Autosport titles, covers the FIA World Endurance Championship and SUPER GT, among other series.

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