Pinnacle Motorsport Adds Hiyu Yamakoshi to F4 UAE’s Mid-Season Lineup

A third driver will be added to Pinnacle Motorsport’s roster in the Formula 4 UAE Championship (F4 UAE) with the confirmation of Hiyu Yamakoshi. The Japanese driver will join the team for the fourth and fifth events of the 2024 season in mid-February.

This will be Yamakoshi’s second time driving for the Motorsport Ireland-licensed team. He entered two rounds in last year’s F4 UAE where he finished in a best-placed 7th at Kuwait Motor Town. Then moving to Europe, he competed in a full season in the French F4 Championship where he scored five podiums and ended up 5th in the standings. Yamakoshi also joined five events in Spanish F4 during the 2023 calendar.

He officially marks his F4 UAE return in Round 4 this coming February 9-11 at the Yas Marina Circuit before heading to the season ender at the Dubai Autodrome a week after. Yamakoshi will be racing alongside teammates Kai Daryanani from India and Yuhao Fu from China who have a full season program with Pinnacle Motorsport.

Hiyu Yamakoshi: “I’m really happy to be returning to the team I started my F4 journey with last year! I hope to get some good results for the team and myself in this year’s final two races!”

John O’Hara, Pinnacle Motorsport Team Director:  “I’d like to welcome Hiyu back to Pinnacle Motorsport. We had good results in F4 UAE last year and now that he’s back with a lot more single-seater experience, we’re looking forward to seeing him fight at the front.”

Accompanying Pinnacle Motorsport on their Formula 4 UAE Championship campaign are partners Motorsport Ireland and KC Motorgroup Ltd.

Launched in February 2016 by Mohammed ben Sulayem and immediately certified by the FIA, the Formula 4 UAE Championship provides a unique opportunity for local and foreign drivers to compete over the winder in a condensed, cost-effective format. With promoter Top Speed, the series aims to keep its important position as the first step on the single seater driver development ladder, while becoming one of the reference F4 championships while promoting local talents internationally.