Santi Trisini crosses Atlantic to join MP Motorsport in Spanish F4
Young American racer Santiago Trisini will join MP Motorsport in Spanish F4 this year. The Miami resident has 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, Trisini soon made a name for himself in the US karting scene, winning multiple national titles. Now ready for his big break in single-seaters, the son of a Venezuelan father and Argentinian mother will jump across the Big Pond to launch an attack on the Spanish Formula 4 Championship with MP Motorsport.
Trisini, who is guided by former GP2 and GP3 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 in a strong Spanish F4 line-up for the Dutch team, with more F4 announcements 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-caliber team and look forward to working with them. I’m confident that 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 2021.”
“It’s great news that 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 that 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 at Las Vegas. Meanwhile in Europe, the young American earned the vice-championship in the 2017 IAME X30 International Final at Le Mans. In 2018 and 2019, Trisini raced in WSK’s Euro Series and Super Master Series and the CIK-FIA European and World Championships, all at OK Junior level, before the international COVID-19 crisis put paid to much of his planned 2020 programme.