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Herta Gets Andretti Test Chance

American Colton Herta will run with Andretti Formula E at the Marrakesh Rookie Test next month….

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American teenager Colton Herta will complete running the with Andretti Formula E team at the Marrakesh Rookie Test next month.

Herta, 17, will get a full day of running in one of the Andretti Formula E ATEC-03 cars, helping the team to continue its season four development.

The son of former CART race-winner Bryan Herta has been racing for three years since making his debut in the USF2000 Championship in 2014.

Herta has also raced in both the UK and his homeland, finishing third in last season’s Indy Lights series with the Andretti Steinbrenner squad.

“I was super excited when I got the call and I can’t thank MS&AD Andretti Formula E enough for the opportunity,” said Herta. “It’s the best Christmas present I could’ve gotten.”

Herta is coming off the back of a successful rookie campaign in Indy Lights, where he won races in St. Petersburg and Barber Motorsports Park, and captured seven poles and seven podiums on his way to a third-place finish in the championship.

“I think Colton was very impressive in his rookie season of Indy Lights and he hasn’t even turned 18 yet,” said Andretti Formula E CEO Michael Andretti.

“We are very excited to see what he can do in our Formula E car. He is one of the future stars in open-wheel racing and can be a real asset at the rookie test in Marrakesh.”

Andretti is set to have a second driver alongside Herta in Morocco. Deadlines for driver submissions have to be confirmed by this evening.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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