The young Italian driver Lorenzo Colombo joins MP Motorsport to fight for the title in his second season in Formula Renault Eurocup in 2019.
After finishing third in the Italian Formula 4 in 2017, Colombo debuted in Formula Renault Eurocup in 2018 with JD Motorsport team. In first races he already showed his potential to be among the best of the series and until the end of the season he remained in the fight for the podium in most of races. Despite he couldn’t achieve any victory, he got five podiums and finished the championship in a meritorious sixth position.
His good performances didn’t go unnoticed for MP Motorsport, who decided to offer him the possibility of joining his team. The Dutch were runners-up last season both in the drivers’ standings with Christian Lungaard and in the team standings. This season they hope to take a step forward and be able to fight for championship title champion in both standings.
For this, they have also signed Victor Martins, who was fifth in the final classification last season just ahead of the Italian with the R-ace GP, the team that took the title. These two signings represent a leap in quality for the team. “I’m very pleased to team up with MP for my second season in the Eurocup,” said Colombo.
“Their cars were among my strongest opponents last year, and I’m sure they will shine with the new car for the series. Working with them in Abu Dhabi during the GP3 test confirmed I was right about my choice, and I’m sure that MP Motorsport were pleased about my performance and working method. I’m glad to have a competitive teammate like Victor because I battled a lot with him last year. I’m physically and mentally ready to give the maximum for next season”, added Colombo.
The team is also excited about the arrival of Colombo. “We’re very proud that Lorenzo has decided to join MP’s 2019 Eurocup challenge. Last year in the Eurocup, Lorenzo was always a threat to the established frontrunners, and his two pole positions showed the speed that he is capable of. I’m sure that he will use his first-year experience to regularly challenge for wins this year”, explained team MP manager Sander Dorsman.