„Hi everyone, My name is Hugh Barter I’m 15 years old born in Nagoya, Japan but have lived 13 years of my life in Australia. I’ll be competing in the French F4 in the 2021 season after a 10 year career in karts. I’d like to say a special thank you to Richard Mille Ronni Sala and Michael Patrizi for giving me this opportunity to make my debut in single seaters as smooth as possible. I’ll be taking full advantage of this opportunity to further my career to become a Formula 1 world champion. I’d also like to thank my family and sponsors for all the help and support they have given me across my career and without them I wouldn’t be doing this.
Sincerely Hugh“ ~ Hugh Barter
Hugh has always loved racing and karting, as soon as he was old enough to get his license in September 2012, he did. So he began his karting career at the age of seven as a Cadet in Australia. Most of his competitors were between ten and twelve years of age that time. Hugh consistently managed to finish in the top quarter of the field. By 2016 he was racing in the Rotax Pro Tour Championship Mini Max where he finished 3rd. After that, he went to Italy for the World Grand Final. This first overseas event was a learning experience for him. He came back to the event in 2019 were he was able to show an impressive performance, finishing ninth in the final heat with a kart who was hampered by engine problems. In October 2020 he won the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy, which has earned him a paid-for seat in this year’s French F4 Championship. The shootout, based in Le Mans, featured 10 drivers from teams across the world who are using Birel ART karts.