Mateo Llarena

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Mateo Llarena
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Born (2004-02-26) February 26, 2004 (age 17)
NationalityGuatemalan
CitizenshipUnited States
OccupationRacing driver

Mateo Llarena (born February 26, 2004) is a professional racing driver from Guatemala. He is rated as Silver by the FIA and an official Gulf Oil Driver. In 2021 Llarena will be making his debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Racing Career

Llarena began go karting at the age of four. He collected four National Karting Championships, the FIA Americas Award and multiple invitations to Rotax MAX Challenge Argentina 2014, Easykart World Finals Italy 2015, Adria Trophy 2018, SKUSA at Calspeed 2019, Mexican Formula Kart 2019 and Rok Cup (Florida Winter Tour) 2020 before transitioning to open wheel racing.

By 14 years old (2019) Llarena was competing in FIA Formula 4, turning heads with consistent, quick lap times.

In 2019 he won the National Motorsport Championship at 15 years old making him the youngest in history to win this tournament in Guatemala and Central America, earning his second FIA Americas Award. The 2019 season also saw Llarena receive an invitation from Porsche AG to participate in the 2020 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Europe Championship. He was paired with the European based team, MRS-GT, and finished 17th overall in the championship.

Career Timeline[1]

Year Highlight
Pre-2016
  • 2014 National Karting Champion
  • FIA Americas Award Winner
2016
  • National Karting Champion
2017
  • National Karting Vice-Champion
2018
  • FIA NACAM Formula 4
  • Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy Argentina
2019
  • National Motorsport Champion
  • 2 x National Karting Champion
  • FIA Americas Award Winner
2020
  • Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Europe, Youngest Driver Ever Invited

References

  1. "Mateo Llarena turns professional at only 16 years of age". PorscheSport | Latest Motorsport News & Interviews. Retrieved 2020-12-30.

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