14-year-old Jamaican race car driver to make US Formula 4 debut

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Jamaican Justin Sirgany will compete in the United States Formula 4 Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend – April 8 to 9.

It will be the 14-year-old’s debut in the F4 event, which will earn him points for a super license.

According to Sirgany, he will be representing both Jamaica and the United States at the event that has attracted an international flavour, with 33 competitors from eight countries and five continents scheduled to fight for top honours.

Sirgany, who will drive the Global Racing Group’s black, white and green striped F4 US car, said in a news release that he was “thankful for the opportunity to represent both Jamaica and the United States as a rookie driver in the F4 US Championship”, adding that Miami is his second home.

Sirgany, who started racing in go-karts, has a long list of achievements that impressed Global Racing Group president, Christian Pedersen.

Petersen said, “In a display of skill, competency, and professionalism Justin won the attention of the entire Global Racing Group crew during our first two preseason tests.

“He continued to push himself to new levels; always looking to improve and learn, on and off track. Justin has both the talent and the persistency required to go very far in racing, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to help him get there,” Pedersen added.

Among the success stories of Sirgany are: winner of the Rotax Micromax Championship for 2012 at Florida Winter Tour; second in the Rotax Micromax for 2012 at U.S. Grand Nationals; winner of the Rotax Minimax Jamaican Championship for 2013; winner of the Rotax Minimax Jamaican Championship for 2014; winner of the Rotax Junior Jamaican Championship for 2015; and second in the Rotax Junior Jamaican Championship for 2016.

Under the rules of FIA, the governing body for racing, Sirgany, can earn points towards his super license, because he will be 15-year-old before the season opener.

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