Brazilian fresh off from winning 2022 Brazilian Formula Delta Championship
BROWNSBURG, IN (January 06, 2023) – Exclusive Autosport is excited to announce the signing of 15-year-old Erick Schotten as their second driver for the 2023 USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires season. The young Brazilian has been competing in open-wheel formula cars for just one year, and in that debut season, he secured his first championship in the Brazilian Formula Delta program with eight wins, two poles, and 13 podiums. During 2022, Schotten tested with EA, where he worked with well-respected engineer Lou D’Agostino and became quite comfortable with the relationship they’ve built. With the support of a championship winning team behind him he is poised to have a successful rookie season.
“Competing in USF Juniors is like a dream come true,” Schotten enthused. “I’m very excited for this championship, especially for being with Exclusive Autosport, one of the most well-respected USF Pro Championships teams. I am very confident that in working with my experienced engineer Lou D’Agostino, we will get the best out of myself and the equipment. I can’t thank my family, my father, and my mother enough, for their unconditional support and also my coach Rafa Matos for guiding me in these first steps in American motorsports. I’m looking forward on being competitive and fighting for wins and the championship.”
“I am excited to have Erick choose Exclusive Autosport in his first year of competition in North America,” said Michael Duncalfe, Team Principal. “Erick has had considerable success in Brazil and did a great job in testing our USF Juniors car in October. We are looking forward to him having a great rookie campaign in the USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires.”
In preparation for the 2023 season, Schotten will take part in Exclusive Autosport’s extensive off-season testing program for their USF Juniors, USF2000, and USF Pro 2000 teams leading into the upcoming USF Pro Championships season with his already-named teammates of Joey Brienza II, Jacob Douglas, Avery Towns, Yuven Sundaramoorthy, and Lindsay Brewer. Drivers with interest in joining or testing with the EA squad are asked to contact the team directly by emailing email@example.com.
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