Adam Fitzgerald will relocate his racing career to America next year as he joins Turn 3 Motorsport in USF Pro 2000.
The 19-year-old from Ireland came 14th in British Formula 4 last year as a car racing rookie, and a six-race stint in Italian F4 resulted in 22nd in the standings there.
He stepped up to Formula Regional this year, getting the best result of his career so far with a fourth place in a race of the Oceania championship. A part-time campaign resulted in 17th in the standings, then in the European championship he did four rounds – disrupted by back-breaking incidents – and came 38th in the standings.
“I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be racing in the States next year with Turn 3 Motorsport, a team that’s proven to be very strong throughout their years in the championship,” said Fitzgerald.
“I’m aware of the challenges that come with making the step from Europe to America, but I believe I’ve got great people in my corner, and I couldn’t be more excited to get started. Most of all, I’m grateful for the opportunity and the ability to continue racing and to chase my goals in this sport.”
Fitzgerald’s recovery from injury meant he was unable to test a single-seater car until October, after a period of over three months out of the cockpit.
Returning to the USFP2000 grid next year is BN Racing, and it plans to enter three cars. In 2018 it won three races in the series with David Malukas, and also made the podium with Toby Sowery, in 2019 it briefly competed with a car run by personnel from the Jay Howard Driver Development team and then in 2020 there was a part-time campaign with two cars.
The Bryn Nuttall-led outfit also previously raced in Indy Nxt (with that entry evolving into HMD Motorsports) and USF2000.