Bryan Herta's son Colton to race in MSA Formula in 2015

IndyCar race winner and team owner Bryan Herta's teenage son Colton will race in Britain's new MSA Formula series with Carlin in 2015

Bryan Herta's son Colton to race in MSA Formula in 2015

Herta, who will turn 15 on March 30 next year, just before the start of the season, joins karting world champion Lando Norris in Carlin's line-up for the FIA Formula 4-based replacement for British Formula Ford.

The American made his car racing debut in the IndyCar-supporting USF2000 series this year, with a pair of fifth-place finishes his best results.

"I'm really excited to be joining Carlin for the MSA Formula season," said Herta.

"There is a ton of interest in the series and the competition will be incredibly tough, but I know Carlin will give me a great car and the necessary support to learn and develop my skills.

"So many great drivers have developed their careers with Carlin, this is exactly where I want to be. I can't wait for the season to start."

Team boss Trevor Carlin predicted that Herta will be one of the revelations of the inaugural championship.

"Colton is a real talent and I think he will be a revelation to many people in Europe that maybe haven't been aware of his racing before," he said.

"We've seen his pace first hand in one of our test cars and from what we've seen Colton could be the next great American racing driver."

Although the majority of Bryan Herta's junior career took place in America, he did come to England to contest the 1991 Formula Ford Festival as part of the Team USA Scholarship, finishing 11th in the final.

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