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Mateo Llarena, at the apex

Mateo Llarena,  16 years old, a Guatemalan national, was born on February 26, 2004, and is currently Silver Category at FIA.

 

Multi-Disciplinary young gun, born in Central America, and raised around the world´s most famous race tracks. His humbleness has brought him immense likeability throughout the region despite being one of the most successful drivers to achieve various important championships and awards at early stages in his karting and motorsport career.

 

Llarena, born in 2004, enrolled in karting since 4 years-old. Has shined in this sport collecting 4 National Championships, 1 FIA Americas Award and multiple appearances in international competitions including Rotax MAX Challenge Argentina 2014, Easykart World Finals Italy 2015, Adria Trophy 2018, SKUSA at Calspeed 2019, Mexican Formula Kart 2019, Rok Cup (Florida Winter Tour) 2020. Appointed factory driver for Ricciardo Kart México/USA during the 2019 season. He locally endures the sport in Central America as a Gulf Oil official driver.

 

14-year-old newcomer, made a special debut in motorsport attending a couple of Toyota Yaris Cup 2018 serial winter races, amazing organizers and sponsors by rapidly getting amateur category pole-positions and by winning several heats. He started to get known for his talent and extraordinary results for such a young athlete.

 

In 2019 won the National Motorsport Championship as the youngest in history, with only 15 years of age, to win this tournament in Guatemala and Central America, earning his second FIA Americas Award.

 

He rapidly continued to embrace more motorsport events being one of them a memorable opening act for FIA Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix 2018 competing in one of the most important teams in NACAM area, RPL-Telcel Racing provided him with one their Formula 4 race cars and did an honorable debut during the weekend.

 

Decided to take a long-term development in GT Cars, began his journey in the most prestigious one-make series on the planet, the “Porsche GT3 Cup” managed by the German manufacturer as an official factory serial based in several countries. Llarena has traveled to test and race in different places such as Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, the USA, and Spain. More recently spotted by European MRS GT-Team to join them for the entire Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2020 season as a Factory supported Rookie.

 

After a successful 2020 season in some of the most renowned tracks in Europe, Mateo made his debut in Protoypes winning the overall title of the 2020 edition of the Hankook 500 Miami. In 2021 he competed in IMSA Weathertech Championship in the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2021 edition, LMP3 class.

Mateo’s Timeline

Multi-Disciplinary young gun, born in Central America, and raised around the world´s most famous race tracks.

Karting

2011 up to date

- FIA Americas Award Winner
- 2011 Homestead, Miami.
- 4X National Champion
- 2014 Easykart World Finals, Italy
- 2015 Southamerican Rotax Series, Argentina
- 2018 Adria Trophy, Italy.
- 2019 Ricciardo Kart Factory Driver, RPL Racing México Motorsports

2018

Toyota Yaris Cup & Formula 4

- Formula 4 Italy Test, Adria International Raceway, DRZ Benelli Team.
- Toyota Yaris Cup Debut, 14 year old amateur.
- Debut in Toyota Yaris Cup being 14 years old.
- FIA Formula 4 NACAM, RPL Racing México (Including F1 México GP opener 2018)

2019

International Racing

- FIA Americas Awards Winner
- FIA Formula 4 NACAM, RPL Racing
- GTR Pro Racing Guatemala, Champion. Guatemala & El Salvador.
- Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy Argentina y Uruguay.
- Porsche GT3 Carrera Cup. Interlagos, Brasil.
- CTCC Costa Rican Touring Championship, Howe Chasis, V8 Engine. 3 Hour Endurance, Costa Rica.
- Porsche 911 (991) GT3 Cup: SCCA, Miami, GT2 Category & USA.
- Daytona International Speedway, Trans AM Super GT Class, USA.

2020

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

- Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup,
Full season with MRS GT Team.

- Hankook 500 Miami Winner

2021

Rolex 24 at Daytona

IMSA WeatherTech Championship, Rolex 24 at Daytona 2021.

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News

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