W-bound Bustamante to race with USF Juniors team ahead of first season

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino racing sensation Bianca Bustamante has stepped up her preparations for her first season in the W Series with a deal with USF Juniors Championship team IGY6 Motorsports.

Aiming to add to his experience in formula racing, Bustamante will take part in four of the six race weekends in the series’ first season.

The series is a pre-stage to the popular Road to Indy ladder series.

The 17-year-old Filipina is the only female rider on the 18-driver grid.

His move to IGY6 Motorsports will allow Bustamante to get used to formula machines before the start of the W Series season in Miami in early May.

She begins her stint in the USF Junior Championship April 23-24 at Ozarks International Raceway.

“It’s important that I make the most of every opportunity behind the wheel, and having my first-ever formula car race under my belt will certainly teach me a lot,” said Bustamante.

Brandon Graham, Director of IGY6 Motorsports, expressed his excitement in signing the Filipino talent.

“We are thrilled to have Bianca join our team for the USF Juniors season. She is an exciting young talent and she has shown what she can do behind the wheel she has had to date,” he said.

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