Young American racer Santiago Trisini will join MP Motorsport in the Spanish F4 Championship this year, the Miami resident having decided to cross the Atlantic for his single-seater debut with the Dutch team.
Despite having started karting at the relatively late age of nine-years-old, Trisini soon made a name for himself in the United States by winning multiple national titles. Now ready for his big break in single-seaters, Trisini - whose father is Venezuelan and mother Argentinian - is set to launch an attack on Spanish F4 with MP Motorsport.
Trisini, who is guided by former GP2 [FIA Formula 2] and GP3 [FIA Formula 3] driver Facu Regalia, already tested F4 cars in 2020 and is eager to compete in his first races in the category.
He will join Suleiman Zanfari, Rik Koen, Gil Molina, Dilano van ’t Hoff, Manuel Espírito Santo and Noah Degnbol Møller at MP Motorsport in a strong line-up for the Dutch squad. More announcements are still to follow.
“I'm extremely excited to be racing with MP Motorsport in the Spanish F4 Championship”, said Trisini, “I am honoured to race with such a high-calibre team and look forward to working with them. I'm confident we will achieve our goals and then some more! I’m extremely thankful for the support of my sponsors, my parents, Road To Success and my manager Facu Regalia. Now bring on the 2021 season.”
“It’s great news Santi is coming over to Europe for his single-seater debut”, said Sander Dorsman, MP Motorsport’s team manager, “He has shown huge amounts of natural talent from the moment he started in karts, and I’m sure he will adapt to the F4 car like a duck takes to water. Our F4 line-up is already one of the strongest yet, and with Santi it has become even better.”
Trisini had a stellar karting career in the US, becoming a United States ProKart Vice-Champion and reaching the podium of the SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, in Europe, the young American earned the Vice-Champion's position in the 2017 IAME X30 International Final at Le Mans. In 2018 and 2019, Trisini raced in the WSK Euro Series and Super Master Series as well as the CIK-FIA European and World Championships, all at OK Junior level. The international COVID-19 crisis put paid to much of his planned 2020 programme.