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Berta and Mason to race for CryptoTower in Euroformula at Hungaroring

by Ida Wood

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Benjamin Berta and Josh Mason have been entered by Motopark as the two drivers for its Japanese offshoot CryptoTower Racing Team in this weekend’s Euroformula round at the Hungaroring.

Tim Tramnitz and Enzo Trulli drove the team’s two cars in round one at Algarve, claiming a win, four other podiums and pole position between them, then Mason was called in alongside Chinese Formula 4 champion Gerrard Xie for round two at Spa-Francorchamps.

Mason, 21, finished ninth in Euroformula two years ago with Double R Racing then switched to CryptoTower for 2022 and won three times en route to fifth in the standings. He started 2023 by racing in Formula Regional Oceania, where he came eighth in the points table with one win.

On his Euroformula return at Spa he qualified fourth then finished in the top five in all three races to currently sit eighth in the standings.

Berta also has series experience, having joined Drivex School for last year’s Hungaroring round and taking a best finish of sixth.

The 19-year-old Hungarian knows his home track well, and has extensive experience at the Formula 3 level that Euroformula sits at.

In 2020 he won both the Austrian Formula 4 Cup and FIA Central European Zone F4 titles, then in 2021 won the ESET Cup Formula title and was fourth in the Austrian F3 Cup standings with two wins.

Last year he was champion of the Austrian F3 Open and FIA CEZ F3, and second in the F2000 Italian Trophy in a Dallara F314, and he currently leads the 2023 CEZ F3 and Austrian F3 Cup standings as he has upgraded to an F316 then an F317.

Berta has won twice in seven F2000 Italian Trophy races, with his main rival being fellow Euroformula racer Juju Noda who now leads the standings. Earlier this year, Berta told Formula Scout his aim for 2024 was to join the Formula Regional European Championship.

BVM Racing’s Francesco Simonazzi has also come over from Euroformula in the series’ Dallara 320 car to get extra mileage in the Italian Trophy.