Car Number: 23
Date of Birth: 03/04/02
Team: mtec Motorsport - Engineered By R-Ace GP
Brazilian young gun and Renault Sport Academy star Caio Collet will open his 2020 racing account in TRS.
The 17 year old from São Paulo comes to New Zealand on the back of a successful season in the 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup where he took six podiums on his way to fifth place in the championship and the Rookie title for R-Ace GP. For his Kiwi campaign Collet will join the affiliated mtec Motorsport - Engineered By R-Ace GP team.
Joining the 2020 TRS grid was an easy choice for Caio and his management team given that the series will run the same cars and tyres as the 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup in which Caio will also compete with R-Ace GP.
An impressive track record in recent seasons racing in junior formulae gave Collet the French Formula 4 Championship in 2018 with seven wins and 11 podium places, marking him as one of the best young drivers to emerge from Brazil in recent years. A dominant season saw him defeat a field that included Arthur Leclerc, the younger brother for Formula One star Charles.