Home town: Osaka
Racing hero: George Russell
Hobbies: Karting, fitness
Favourite sport: eSports
Biggest influence: Yoko Gushiken
Motorsports goal: Become an F1 driver
Random fact: I'm studying English full time now and living in England. I hope to be fluent by the end of the year!
Japanese driver Ayato Iwasaki remains with Elite Motorsport for a full GB3 campaign in 2023, after making his series debut with the Norfolk team at last year’s Donington Park finale.
Iwasaki posted a sixth place finish in the last race of the season, his first car event in Europe, ending less than four seconds behind the race winner.
The 19-year-old, who contested three Formula Regional Middle East Championship races in Kuwait earlier this year.
He made his car racing debut in the 2022 Formula Regional Asian Championship at Yas Marina, and also contested two Japanese F4 Championship events last year. Prior to that, he was a multiple karting champion in Asia.
Formula Regional Middle East
Formula Regional Asian Championship
Formula 4 Japan - six races
GB3 Championship - three races
Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals
IAME Asia Cup - Senior - runner-up
IAME Asia Final - Senior
IAME International Final - X30 Senior