Emerson Harvey announced as wildcard entry for Team Australia in F4 Asia Pacific Cup
16 year-old Melbournian Emerson Harvey has taken to social media to announced his selection as Team Australia’s wildcard entry in the Formula 4 Asia Pacific Cup.
Harvey, who made his debut in the CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship this year, was crowned ‘Rookie of the Round’ at the Australian Grand Prix, and won overall ‘Rookie of the Year’ for 2019.
He also announced a new partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, to help secure funding for both the F4 Asia Pacific Cup, and a tilt at the 2020 Australian Formula 4 Championship title. The Foundation has previously worked with Cameron Shields to fund his campaign in the 2019 Road to Indy Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.
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Excited to be selected to represent Team Australia 🇦🇺 in the upcoming F4 Asia Pacific Cup in China 🇨🇳. I’m also pleased to announce a new fundraising partnership with @aussportsfoundation who have helped great Australian talent like @joeymawson for more information & to donate head over to their website & help me get to China 👍🇦🇺💪🏎 #racing #dreambig #teamaustralia #f4 #asiapacific
The F4 Asia Pacific Cup will feature the top three finishers from the national Formula 4 championships in Australia, Japan, China, and South East Asia, plus a wildcard from each series. It was reported earlier this year that the Cup would take place over October 17-19 at Ningbo International Speedway.
Luis Leeds, Lochie Hughes, and Ryan Suhle qualified for their positions on Team Australia as the top three in the CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship. The Australian Sports Foundation says that Harvey was selected as wildcard due to his status as “Rookie of the Year”.
Fellow Australian Josh Smith is currently fourth in the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship, 35 points behind rival Shihab Al-Habsi with 12 races remaining.
The Australian Sports Foundation is an Australian Government Initiative which allows tax-deductible donations to Australian sporting projects. Emerson Harvey’s donation page can be found on the Australian Sports Foundation website.