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USF2000 champion Jamin secures Pro Mazda step up

by Gruz David
Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography

Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography

Reigning USF2000 champion?Nico Jamin will graduate to Pro Mazda within Cape Motorsport’s ranks.

The Frenchman crushed the competition during his sophomore season in the first step of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder, winning 10 times and only once failing to step?on the podium.

The 20-year-old, aided by the championship prize, already completed several tests with his new machinery.

“I am very happy and proud to stay in the Cape family for my 2016 season and have the opportunity to race in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires,? said Jamin.

?This team is seriously amazing, we did a great job together in 2015 for our USF2000 campaign, and that teamwork allowed me to get the championship win and the big scholarship from Mazda Motorsports.”

“We’ll be 100-percent dedicated this year to bring the Soul Red Pro Mazda car in victory lane, as my only goal is to win this championship and race Indy Lights in 2017!”

Jamin’s former teammate Aaron Telitz also made the step up, switching to Team Pelfrey.

The 24-year-old American finished his campaign in third with 11 podiums and a sole victory at Barber Motorsports Park.

The duo is joined by 2015 team champion Juncos Racing’s already announced quartet of Garett Grist, Will Owen, Nicolas Dapero and Jake Parsons.