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BlackArts Racing names first two drivers for 2022 FRAC

by Ida Wood

BlackArts Racing will run Brice Morabito and Thomas Luedi in Formula Regional Asian Championship this year.

The Hong Kong-based team swept the titles during the 2019-20 season, with Luedi winning the Masters Cup. He is a founding partner of BlackArts raced in FRAC the previous two seasons, with a best race result of 10th.

In the Formula Masters China series that preceded FRAC, Luedi contested the 2013 season finale and non-championship Macau Grand Prix support race, and in Asian Formula Renault he got a top-six result in 2018.

Luxembourgian Morabito meanwhile raced in Formula Renault 2.0-based series VdeV Single-Seater Challenge in 2018, entering the final two rounds and making the podium in the last race, then moved across to its French de facto replacement Ultimate Cup Series Single-Seater Challenge in 2019. He won the opening race and came second in the next, but his results faded after that and he ended the season sixth in the standings.

For 2020 he stepped up to the Austrian Formula 3 Cup, with two podiums and a fastest lap from three races leaving him eighth in the championship, and last year showed a keen interest in touring car racing in Italy.

BlackArts’ signings bring the FRAC grid up to nine cars, with less than three weeks until the season starts at Yas Marina Circuit.

Prema is tipped to reveal two Ferrari Formula 1 juniors as joining its line-up, although it’s not clear whether either will compete full-time, and there has still been no driver announcements from Hitech GP, Mumbai Falcons or Pinnacle Motorsport.