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French F4 Junior champ Victor Bernier to ADAC F4 with R-ace GP

by Ida Wood

Reigning French Formula 4 Junior champion Victor Bernier will switch to the German and Italian F4 championships with R-ace GP for his second year in car racing.

The 15-year-old moved into single-seaters last year as one of the hottest talents in karting, having won the CIK-FIA world championship in OK Junior and the French championship for Rotax Max karts in 2018.

His early step up to F4, rather than move on to OK karts, resulted in one overall win at Paul Ricard? and four other podiums, as well as a dominant title with 12 wins in the three-strong Junior classification.

“I am pleased that I will be participating in the German ADAC championship and some rounds in Italy in the Tatuus F4 car with the French team R-ace GP,” said Bernier.

“I can?t wait to be on the starting grid. I thank my partners for funding this exciting season.”

In addition to the seven-round ADAC F4 calendar, Bernier will take on three or four rounds of the Italian championship, although the threat of Wuhan novel coronavirus could lead to changes in the Italian calendar.

Announcements are expected imminently for Bernier’s R-ace team-mates, who are confirmed to be Israeli racer Roee Meyuhas – switching allegiances in Italy from Cram Motorsport – and 19-year-old F4 SMP runner-up and Spanish F4 racer Artem Lobanenko.

In United States F4, Group-A Racing has confirmed two full-time entries for Jamaician touring car and sportscar graduate William Myers and the returning Robert Torres. Myers’ car will run a livery inspired by the Jamaican flag.