Lloyd Read will race in Indy Lights in 2014 as part of the joint effort of Bryan Herta Autosport and Jeffrey Mark Motorsport. The 22-year-old Welsh-born driver, who has lived in California since his was six, competed in the Pro Mazda Championship in 2013 and impressed the BHA team when he tested the team’s Lights car.
“I am unbelievably excited to be selected to drive for Bryan Herta Autosport in the 2014 Indy Lights season,” said Read. “Bryan Herta, Steve Newey and Jeffrey Mark have given me the chance to drive for an Indianapolis 500-winning team in just my rookie season and I cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity.
Bryan knows how to win races and a championship in Indy Lights, so having him as a mentor is going to be exactly what every up-and-coming driver needs. Being able to sit in on IndyCar debriefs and observe the IndyCar program is going to expedite my learning process. It’s a huge advantage that I know I have over the competition.”
Read raced in both the SCCA and Formula Car Challenge before joining the Mazda Road to Indy ladder in 2013.
“We are very pleased to welcome Lloyd Read to the team,” team owner Bryan Herta said. “We have a strong focus this winter on strengthening our Indy Lights team, and Lloyd demonstrated to us when he tested our car that he is ready for this next step in his career. We look forward to getting to work in a couple weeks at the Chris Griffiths Memorial Test.”