McLaren has signed a long-term settlement with Ugo Ugochukwu, the younger American who was not too long ago topped FIA European karting champion.
The 13-year-old has confirmed to be a revelation, already securing titles within the US and Europe, most not too long ago profitable the 2020 FIA OKJ European Championship.
The settlement offers McLaren Racing with an possibility on Ugochukwu’s companies sooner or later, whereas supporting his improvement and evolution as he progresses by means of the junior classes of motorsport.
“We have been watching Ugo’s progress with curiosity,” mentioned Zak Brown, “so when the chance to signal an settlement with him turned obtainable, we had no hesitation transferring on it. Now we’ll concentrate on giving Ugo the precise help when he wants it to assist him fulfil his potential.”
“Ugo is a promising younger expertise with robust improvement prospects,” added Andreas Seidl. “Whereas he’s nonetheless early in his profession, it’s clear he has the substances to achieve success within the sport. This signing displays our refocused method to figuring out and supporting new expertise, away from a proper younger driver programme to a extra tailor-made foundation.”
“I am honoured to be signed by such an iconic group as McLaren Racing so early in my profession,” mentioned Ugochukwu. “To have the help of McLaren is incredible and what any younger driver goals of. I am centered proper now on creating as a driver and racer, so having McLaren by my aspect can solely assist me on and off the observe.”
Since he started karting in New York State in 2013, Ugochukwu has gone on to race throughout america and Europe, and has already proven his expertise by profitable, amongst others, the 2018 Problem of the Americas Rok Junior Championship and the 2020 FIA OKJ European Championship.
He’s presently competing in Europe within the OK Senior class.