Ricardo Pérez de Lara is a Mexican driver born in Mexico City in 1975. He began his career in the late ’90s with great success, obtaining titles in the Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships endorsed by the FIA (International Automobile Federation). Since his beginnings in 1997 to the present day, Ricardo has positioned himself as a solid runner and winner.
This month Ricardo makes history as the first Mexican to win the world championship Ferrari Challenge at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, in which he competed against the best 30 riders in the Asia-Pacific, European, and North American regions. Ricardo demonstrated his great talent to achieve victory and carry the anthem of our country in international courts. With a time of 41 minutes, 24 seconds, and 153 milliseconds, Ricardo Pérez de Lara finished the race to win the championship Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli AM.
After the North American Ferrari Challenge Championship, with 11 podiums under his belt, Ricardo Pérez de Lara traveled to Abu Dhabi to compete in the global specialty, where he won the World Championship AM.
Back in May 18, 2014 at Laguna Seca Race Track, I had the pleasure of meeting Ricardo and his team in person. Ricardo proudly waived the Mexican flag on top of the podium steps, winning first overall and in his Trofeo Pirelli class.
After starting in pole position, Ricardo continuously increased his margin ahead of Henrik Hedman of Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale, who finished second. At the end of the race I had the opportunity to talk to Ricardo for a few minutes. He said he felt increasingly confident aboard his Ferrari 458:
“I am very happy, the team has worked very well. This must be why so many people have supported us. Telcel, Benotto, Interprotección, Aeroméxico have been on this project and believe in our work. We cannot yet claim victory though; we are doing well but we are working hard on it.”
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