Gustavo Yacaman joins AF Racing for Louisville


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Sports car ace Gustavo Yacaman will race AF Racing‘s second car in Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend.

The Colombian will race alongside compatriot Alejo Fernandez in the car occupied by Burt Jenner in the opening round of the season.

“I’m really excited to finally make my first start in a GRC Lites car!” said Yacaman. “I had my first opportunity to test the car all the way back in 2013, and ever since I’ve been looking for the right fit to make my debut. AF Racing has the right combination of speed and expertise to make my first weekend in Louisville a successful one, and I can’t wait to hit the track.”

“Having Gustavo on board in Louisville is a perfect fit for AF Racing,” added AF Racing principal David Fernandez. “This weekend will be the first time in Red Bull GRC history that two Colombian drivers have raced together on the same team. We’re looking forward to celebrating the milestone with a 1-2 finish!”

The 26-year-old has been a race winner in Indy Lights and sports car racing and finished third in the LMP2 class in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season. He is currently a junior factory driver for Lamborghini.