Akshay Bohra has signed with German team US Racing to compete in Italian Formula 4 and the proposed Euro 4 championship.
ACI Sport, the organiser of Italian, was expected to announce its plans for Euro 4 last December although there has still been no public confirmation of the new series’ creation.
Euro 4, should it go ahead, seeks to fill the gap left by the demise of ADAC F4 this year by providing additional race weekends across Europe for teams and drivers who had budgeted for 2023 on the basis of doing the full Italian season plus several ADAC rounds.
Bohra is US Racing’s fourth signing for Italian F4, and he made his first appearance of the year for the team in this weekend’s Formula Winter Series finale at Barcelona where he claimed a fifth and a second place.
“I am extremely happy to finally be able to confirm that I will continue my partnership with US Racing after racing with the team last year in the Italian F4 round at Mugello,” said Bohra.
“After starting my season in the United Arab Emirates F4 championship, I am very excited to finally start my season this weekend in Europe with the last round of the FWinter Series in Barcelona. Our main schedule will be the Italian F4 championship.
“We have a full schedule this year, but I’m very excited at the idea to finally start the season and I’m looking forward to the next tests and races and the many different circuits this year.I want to improve as a driver and compete in good races that allow me to grow.”
The younger brother of fellow F4 racer Nikhil Bohra started 2022 in karting, driving for the factory Kart Republic team in his rookie season on OK karts. He came 13th in the WSK Super Master Series, then switched to the factory Energy Corse team during the Champions of the Future season (which he finished 30th in) and came 26th in the World Karting Championship.
At the same time he was also making his firt steps in car racing, first joining R Racing in Ginetta Junior on a part-time basis. Bohra earned a best finish ninth after completing just over half of the season, then made his single-seater debut in the Italian F4 season finale as team-mate to brother Nikhil at US Racing. He finished 13th in two of the weekend’s three races.
Bohra started his 2023 by joining PHM Racing to contest the F4 UAE championship, where he scored three times en route to 21st in the standings.