Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Defending F2000 Championship team HP-Tech Motorsport today announced the signing of 15-year-old Santino Ferrucci for the remainder of the 2013 season, expanding to two cars as the young talent will join 17-year-old Championship contender Roberto Lorena in a second Van Diemen.
“I’m both proud and excited to announce we have signed Santino for the rest of the season,” said Jorge Herrera, HP-Tech. “He is a tremendous talent and will be competitive with the front of the F2000 field. Roberto has been fast so far this year and this should only make the team even stronger.”
Ferrucci, a karting standout, hails from Woodbury, Connecticut, and was a guest of the HP-Tech team recently at Lime Rock Park – where Lorena notched two podium finishes in the pouring rain in the No. 9 entry.
In the 2013 Skip Barber Winter Series, Ferrucci took two wins in his first two starts, and finished fifth in the 2012 CIK-FIA KF3 European (karting) Championship. He is also the 2012 and 2011 US Rotax Junior Karting National Champion.
Global CIK-FIA Karting Championships include the best 13-16 year old racers from around the globe, with an average class size of 115 racers.
And there is more: Ferrucci will be strapping into the car that Robert La Rocca dominated the 2012 F2000 Series with, winning 11 of 14 races.
Since he began karting at the age of five, Ferrucci has won on a National level in Cadet, Rotax, HPV, Yamaha and in every major sanctioning body in North America, including WKA, Stars of Karting and the Florida Winter Tour.
In his karting career, Ferrucci has more than 31 national race wins and more than 90 top-five finishes combined in the World Karting Association, Stars of Karting and other international competitions.
Santino’s dream is to one-day win the Formula 1 World Championship for the United States.
HP-Tech, which won 11 of 14 races in the 2012 F2000 Series, has seats available for the rest of the F2000 Series season.