With his accomplishments overseas, Andre caught the attention of none other than Al Unser jr, who personally recruited him to join the Road to Indy Series. Andre continues to race, train and stay sharp while forging partnerships with sponsors with the goal to compete and win at the top in the IndyCar Series.
Andre started the year testing with Team Pelfrey at Roebling Road. He was up to race pace by the end of his second-ever day in a car and subsequently was recommended to Ammonite Motorsports, formerly Low Dempsey Racing, in the U.K to join the National Formula 1600 Series. With stiff competition from veteran racers, access to top-notch coaches, and the vagaries of British weather, it provides one of the best driver development programs on the planet.
But in order to race overseas, an international FIA license was required. Andre flew across the U.S. to race SCCA Spec Miata National Series, learning how to drive a stick for the first time while on track, competing in the first race on his 19th birthday. In his second weekend of racing the series, Andre finished 14th in a 41-car field on the second weekend, qualifying for his license.
Despite all the pandemic obstacles, Andre arrived in the U.K. ten days later, very excited to hit the track again. In a partial season competing in Formula Ford, Andre was consistently inside of the top ten with several top 5 results despite almost no preseason testing. This experience provided the foundation for regularly challenging at the front in his second season.