French karting star Evan Giltaire will step up to single-seater racing this year in French Formula 4 but will also continue to kart.
The 16-year-old had a stellar 2022 winning the USA SuperNationals, the IAME Warriors Final and the French championship for X30 Senior karts, as well as coming fourth in the IAME Euro Series and 16th in the Kartmasters British Grand Prix.
On OK karts the VDK Racing driver was fifth in the CIK-FIA European championship, sixth in the Champions of the Future series and the WSK Final Cup, and 14th in the CIK-FIA World championship. He was at the centre of a title-deciding team orders decision in the final European round, and later joined the factory Kart Republic team that implemented the orders.
“Proud to tell you that i will finally make my debut in French F4 with the FFSA Academy in 2023,” Giltaire announced on Instagram.
“I will also continued karting with Kart Republic and PB Kart in [the] French championship. A new great year and a new chapter is coming in front of me and I will give everything. I would like also thanks VDK Racing for everything in these last two years. I will never forget you guys.”
Giltaire’s performances last year were recognised with a spot in the final of the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy shootout, and he also picked up F4 test mileage in Italy last November with French team R-ace GP.
Also recently announcing their place on the 2023 French F4 grid was Andorran racer Pol Lopez. He graduated from KZ karts to race in French F4 last year and finished 21st in the standings with one top-10 result.