Australian talent James Piszcyk added to Hitech’s 2023 line up
James Piszcyk has become the latest rising star to join the 2023 ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA grid, after agreeing a deal with Hitech GP.
Flying over 10,000 miles from Adelaide, Australia to pursue his single seater dream, Piszcyk makes the switch to Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series from his national Formula Ford championship, in which his consistent, podium-scoring form marked the 16-year-old out as a title contender.
Piszcyk had been leading the series heading into the final event of the season, but elected to miss the title decider in order to travel to the UK, and kickstart his testing programme with Silverstone-based Hitech in readiness for his debut in ROKiT British F4 next year.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to race in a championship as strong as ROKiT British F4, and join the championship-winning Hitech GP team,” says Piszcyk.
“It’s going to be great to battle and challenge a competitive grid of drivers, and I’m really excited to embark on my next chapter in racing.”
Piszcyk joins previously confirmed Ginetta hotshots Will Macintyre and Kanato Le at Hitech, and Hitech’s F4 Team Manager Dominic Stott sees his latest charge as a statement of intent for Hitech as they look to defend their 2022 Drivers’ crown.
“It’s great to be able to welcome Jim to the team for Abu Dhabi later this month and the 2023 season,” said Stott, referencing Piszyck’s upcoming cameo on the Formula 1® support package.
“It’s a big commitment to make the move across the pond and this is the ideal next step for him to progress. He is used to racing at the front now and that’s what we aim to continue. Having Jim onboard is another sign of where we aim to be in the new year.”
Piszcyk is the eighth confirmed driver on a rapidly expanding grid for the 2023 season. Next year will represent another landmark year for the championship, with a first ever trip to the full Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone. Another 10-event, 30-race season commences at Donington Park on 22-23 April 2023.
Further 2023 driver announcements will be made in due course.