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Santiago Urrutia

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Born: 30 August 1996 in Miguelete, Uruguay

A race car driver.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Santiago Urrutia page on 18 January 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

His motorsport career started when he was a small child in dirt motorcycling. He debuted at the Uruguayan Karting Championship at age 5. In 2009 he won the Argentine Pre Junior Championship and the Metropolitan Mini Junior Apertura Championship. In 2010 he won the Uruguayan Master Championship. At the 2010 Karting World Championship, he qualified 5th for the pre-final, but was involved in two incidents and finished the final in 18th place. At age 14, Urrutia moved it Italy in 2011 and competed at the WSK Euro Series KF3. Also in 2011 he took part in the Formula Abarth season.

In 2013 he took part in the European F3 Open Championship, and in 2014 he competed in the GP3 Series.

He took part in the Pro Mazda Championship in 2015, and clinched the championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, sixteen years and one day after the death of Gonzalo Rodríguez in a practice accident at the same venue. Urrutia became the first Uruguayan driver to win a major racing championship, and earned a promotion to Indy Lights. For 2016 he competed in Indy Lights for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Urrutia was in the hunt for the series title until the final pair of races of the season, where he ultimately lost the championship to Ed Jones by two points. Urrutia won four races on his way to second place in the championship. He returns to the series in 2017 with Belardi Auto Racing.


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DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
4 November 2017Wikinoticias entrevista a Santiago Urrutia, piloto uruguayo, en el Gran Premio de Montevideo de Karting 2017
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DateArticleAuthor/Source
18 February 2016Santiago Urrutia to Compete for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2016Monica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
4 November 2017Wikinoticias entrevista a Santiago Urrutia, piloto uruguayo, en el Gran Premio de Montevideo de Karting 2017 Wikinoticias


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