Brazilian racer Matheus Iorio will race for Carlin’s Euroformula Open team in the upcoming 2018 Championship it has been confirmed today. Iorio, the 2016 Brazilian Formula Three Champion, joins the team for his second season racing in the Euroformula Open Championship – and his second season racing in Europe. 20-year-old Iorio will be on track with the team for the first time since last year when official pre-season testing gets underway next month in Barcelona.
With a solid career of racing behind him, Iorio has competed in the F3 Brazilian Championship and in 2016 became the series Champion following a commanding season consisting of a brilliant ten race victories, four pole positions, 14 podiums in total and 11 fastest laps. His dominance over the course of the year led to a move to Europe and taking on a whole new challenge.
In his first season in the Euroformla Open Championship in 2017, Iorio enjoyed a standout performance in Estoril where the Brazilian gained an impressive seven positions to finish on the podium. A string of further top ten finishes in the competitive series led to him ending the season in ninth overall.
Iorio joins Carlin for his second season in the series with a wealth of knowledge behind him and valuable experience of the circuits he will return to this season which include Formula One tracks Barcelona, Budapest and Paul Ricard to name a few. Carlin, entering in their third season, finished 2017 as Vice Champions claiming two victories and multiple podiums along the way.
Looking forward to the upcoming season Iorio said, “I’m really happy to announce that I’ll be part of this amazing team for the 2018 season. It’s such a good opportunity to grow as a driver and to compete my second year in the Euroformula Open in Europe with Carlin. Now, we look forward to working hard together to convert all the effort into good results!”
Trevor Carlin added, “It’s great to have Matheus on board with us this season. He’s a very capable driver and you only have to look at his results during his Championship winning Brazilian Formula Three Season to see that he wants to win races and compete at the highest level. This will be his second season racing in the Championship and our third; so working together I’m sure we can produce some strong races, great results and an enjoyable year.”