Swedish driver Lucas Petersson joins 2020 Toyota Racing Series
18 year-old Swedish driver Lucas Petersson will join the 2020 Catrol Toyota Racing Series, as the second driver officially confirmed for a summer of racing in New Zealand.
Petersson began in karts in 2008 at age 7, and was ultimately crowned Junior Max class champion of the United Arab Emirates Rotax Max Challenge in 2017.
He moved into the FIA F4 UAE Championship for 2018, finishing fourth in the championship standings before joining Carlin Motorsport for a run at the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.
In the TRS, Petersson will join from the newly-merged team, mtec Motorsport engineered by R-Ace GP.
Petersson said: “What a great way it’s going to be to start a new year!
“I’m really happy to be heading to New Zealand for the 2020 Toyota Racing Series and joining mtec Motorsport. The new partnership they have entered into with R-ace is very exciting and I hope will give us a competitive edge going into the season.”
“Like all series I have competed in, there are a lot of things which I’m going to have to get on top of, such as new circuits and a new car but I can’t wait to get going and give it my best effort.”
Team Principal Bruin Beasley said, “having Lucas on board for our 2020 campaign is exciting for mtec. We have worked hard to put a strong programme together and Lucas's ability and dedication to the task is just another positive part of it. We look forward to working with Lucas and his team to achieve podiums come January."
The 2020 championship will begin at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell in New Zealand's South Island over the weekend of January 17-19.