INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Belardi Auto Racing has signed the fourth driver to join the team competing in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.
Nicolas "Nico" Jamin will complete Belardi Auto Racing's four-car line-up for the 2014 racing season. Jamin started his racing career just three years ago in karting. After winning many national races in his first karting season, he made the transition to racing cars. In 2012 running in the European Formula 4 Auto Sport Academy, he brought home four podiums and finished seventh in the championship. His consistent progress throughout the year helped guide him to take on the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Championship in 2013, where he finished the championship in the top-10 in his very first season.
13ème Avenue offered Jamin the opportunity to test in a USF2000 car for the first time last month. After a solid performance at a test at Sebring, Jamin was invited to join the drivers represented by 13ème Avenue.
"We're really happy to have Nico complete our USF2000 line-up for 2014," said Brian Belardi. "He has learned to adapt very quickly in the cars he's been in before, so I look forward to seeing him adjust to fit in at our team right away. I expect him to be able to compete for wins this season. I'm glad to see Nico start his rookie season in the Mazda Road to Indy program with Belardi Auto Racing. I believe he will be a great addition to our team."
Jamin commented, "I am so happy to participate with Belardi Auto Racing at the USF2000 Championship for 2014. After my first test, I had only one thing in mind: joining the other drivers in this category and Florian (Latorre) will be one of my teammates next year! I want to thank enormously Brian Belardi and Chuck Lessick to trust me for next year. I will do my best to win races as soon as possible. I also want to thank my parents, all my partners, and my manager Thierry from 13th Avenue for giving me this fantastic opportunity to join the "Mazda Road to Indy" program that is so well organized by Andersen Promotions. I can't wait to be at Barber Motorsports Park in a few days for the first official test with my new team."
Jamin will test with Belardi Auto Racing December 9-10 at the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy test at Barber Motorsports Park. The USF2000 series is scheduled to commence on March 29th on the streets of St. Petersburg for the first races of the 2014 season. About Belardi Auto Racing
Belardi Auto Racing is a Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires team based in Brownsburg, Indiana. 2012 brought two race wins, 12 podiums, 20 top-five finishes and 50 top-tens. Additionally, the 2011 season saw two wins, 10 podiums, 17 top-fives and 36 top-tens. Follow the team on Twitter, Facebook or their official website, www.BelardiAutoRacing.com.