Formula 4 racers Kai Daryanani and Hiyu Yamakoshi have both announced secondary programmes today to run alongside their full-season efforts that are already underway.
Daryanani, 18, began his single-seater career in F4 United Arab Emirates at the start of this year and had a best finish of 17th from the five-round championship while driving for Pinnacle VAR.
The Indian then joined Virtuosi Racing for British F4, and after three rounds is 21st in the standings with 14th being his best race result.
Alongside that programme he will now also race in Britain’s GB4 series (which uses first-generation F4 cars) for Evans GP. His debut will come at Donington Park this weekend, and he will also do the final two rounds of the season on Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix layout and at Donington.
Daryanani will not do all of the races this weekend, as a fourth one has been added to the schedule to make up for a race at Silverstone earlier in the season that got cancelled due to bad weather. Only drivers entered for that event will be able to do this weekend’s extra race.
Japanese racer Yamakoshi, who like Daryanani is a single-seater rookie, did two F4 UAE rounds with Pinnacle VAR and scored eight points. Since then he has been racing in the FFSA’s centrally-run French F4 championship. He lies fifth in the standings after three rounds, having made the podium twice already and having set the fastest lap in the Pau Grand Prix.
His secondary programme will be in Spanish F4, where he will drive for the Tecnicar Motorsport team. The Jerez round in September clashes with French F4’s trip to Ledenon, meaning he will have to prioritise one over the other.