INDIANAPOLIS, In., (November 8, 2022) – Professional sports car team Era Motorsport, currently fielding an Oreca LMP2 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has announced the intent to expand their program into the field of Formula 4.
In an effort to nurture young talent and help athletes progress from karts into cars, Era Motorsport has launched the Era Motorsport Driver Development Program F4 team. The first driver to join the ranks will be Matthew Higgins. A prominent British karting star, Higgins will be a force to be reckoned with. In addition to a full season entry in the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, the new development program will also see Higgins complete multiple tests in the Era Motorsport Oreca 07.
“Our goal with this program is to cultivate talent in young drivers we have seen a lot of potential in. Karting breeds the best drivers in every discipline, and we have both the experience and a future of opportunities to help these deserving athletes to really flourish in the sport,” stated team owner Kyle Tilley.
Seventeen year old Higgins says of the opportunity, “It’s a dream come true to be a part of the Era Young Driver Programme. Sports cars is where I want to be in the future and I couldn’t be with a better team of people to guide me to this goal.”
The F4 US Schedule will travel to six tracks in the 2023 season. For more series information, visit http://f4uschampionship.com
2023 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda Schedule:
March 9-12: NOLA Motorsports Park (Avondale, La.)
May 18-21: Road America (Plymouth, Wis.)
June 22-25: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Lexington, Ohio)
July 28-30: New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, N.J.)
October 5-8: VIRginia International Raceway (Alton, Va.)
November 2-5: Circuit of The Americas (Austin, Texas)