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Logan Sargeant moves up to British F4 with Carlin for 2017

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Rising American talent Logan Sargeant has confirmed he will spend 2017 in British Formula 4 after joining Carlin’s program.

Sargeant, 16, has raced in karts since the age of eight and won numerous titles, the biggest being the KFJ World Title in 2015. Sargeant was the first American to win the championship since Lake Speed in 1978.

Sargeant has enjoyed his first taste of single-seaters over the winter in the new UAE F4 series, where he sits second in the standings with eight races remaining.

On Thursday, Carlin confirmed that Sargeant would be joining its British F4 squad for 2017, partnering dressage rider-turned-racer Lucas Alecco Roy.

“I am really looking forward to this coming season with Carlin. They have won the championship two years in a row so they are the obvious team to compete with in the British Formula 4 championship,” Sargeant said.

“It’s going to be a very exciting year, and we are all going to be pushing to make it three titles in a row; I will do everything possible behind the wheel to make that happen.

“Carlin have shown their dominance in the testing that I have done with them, and have been a very professional team to work with.

“We have a great environment around us with great people, now we just need to apply those things on the track and win another championship!”

Carlin has a number of racing programs beyond its British F4 commitments, stretching all the way up to Indy Lights and with plans for a move up to IndyCar in the future.

Red Bull Air Race: Yoshi Muroya joins Sato as Japanese champs at Indy

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Takuma Sato isn’t the only major Japanese athlete to take home top honors at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year. Countryman Yoshihide Muroya joined him in that on Sunday after winning Red Bull Air Race at IMS, and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in the process.

Fittingly, the 101st Indianapolis 500 champion was there on site to join him in the celebration.

Muroya flew with a track-record run in the final and erased the four-point deficit to points leader Martin Sonka. The record run came after a disappointing qualifying effort of 11th in the 14-pilot field in the Master Class.

A day after the win, Muroya joined Sato in heading to Sato’s new Verizon IndyCar Series team, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s, Indianapolis-based shop.

A few social posts from Muroya’s victory and the subsequent celebration are below.

CHECKING OUT EACH OTHER’S RIDES

ASTLES BREAKS THOUGH AS WELL

Muroya wasn’t alone among big winners at the Speedway. In the Challenger Class, Melanie Astles of France became the first woman to win a major race at IMS, and is the first female winner in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

Nine women have competed in the Indianapolis 500 (Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James, Sarah Fisher, Danica Patrick, Milka Duno, Simona de Silvestro, Pippa Mann, Ana Beatriz, Katherine Legge) and Mann is the first woman to have been on the pole position at IMS, having done so for the Freedom 100 in 2010 in Indy Lights.

Photo: Joerg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool