Herta to drive for Andretti in Morocco test

Herta to drive for Andretti in Morocco test
By AutoSport

15/12/2017 at 22:03

Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing Indy Lights driver Colton Herta will get his first taste of Formula E machinery with Andretti at the upcoming rookie test in Marrakech on January 14.

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The second-generation racer will test for the team in Morocco the day after the Marrakech round of the 2017/18 FE season.

Herta, who finished third in his rookie Indy Lights season, said: "I was super excited when I got the call and I can't thank MS&AD Andretti Formula E enough for the opportunity. It's the best Christmas present I could've got."

Team owner Michael Andretti, who partners with Colton's father Bryan Herta in running the #98 IndyCar entry, to be piloted by Marco Andretti next year, said: "I think Colton was very impressive in his rookie season of Indy Lights and he hasn't even turned 18 yet.

"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 Marrakech."