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Filipina racer Bianca Bustamante tapped for W Series preseason testing

Luisa Morales –

January 14, 2022 | 4: 10pm

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino teen racer Bianca Bustamante obtained a mountainous enhance in her racing career after being chosen for the W Series preseason test for 2022.

Living at the Inde Motorsports Ranch in Arizona from January 31 to February 4, the 16-year-stale will be among 14 young drivers to test Formula 4 equipment as the W Series expands its driver possibilities.

The W Series, which holds help races to the high-flight Formula 1 World Championships, pegged the Filipina as Asia’s consultant.

No longer handiest that, Bustamante also shall be expected to take piece in a two-day test with F4 US Championship crew Doran-Kroll Competition at Buttonwillow Raceway in California.

There, she is going to be coached by British racing driver Richard Lyons.

Final year, Bustamante used to be the lone Asian in the FIA Ladies On Note Rising Stars Scholarship Shootout.

“I wasn’t anticipating to admire this form of wide opportunity cherish this so early in the year; competing in the W Series has repeatedly been a dream of mine. We’ve been working so laborious on this my total existence, so it’s expansive to be given an opportunity to power in the choice test,” said Bustamante.

“I’ll develop my handiest to repeat my skill and motivation to admire a station in the assortment be it in 2022 or the long bustle,” she added.

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