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Enzo Trulli to make Euroformula return in Algarve cameo

by Ida Wood

Motopark’s Japanese offshoot CryptoTower Racing Team has announced Enzo Trulli – son of Formula 1 grand prix winner Jarno – for Euroformula’s season opener at Algarve, but for no further rounds.

The signing of Trulli brings this weekend’s round one grid up to nine cars, with only seven full-time entries. There are now five Motopark-run drivers in total, with all but Trulli provisionally being entered under the German team’s own name.

Trulli is in his third year of junior single-seaters, having begun his car racing career in the Formula 4 United Arab Emirates series at the start of 2021 and becoming champion with four wins. He then stepped up to Euroformula with Drivex School, claiming one podium in the first three rounds of the season before switching to Rodin Carlin for the final four.

He ended the campaign with three podiums in the last four races, lifting him to seventh in the standings, and for 2022 he remained with Carlin for a move across to FIA Formula 3. That proved far tougher, with two 17th places being his best results.

The 18-year-old has already committed to racing this year for the TOM’S team in Japan’s Super Formula Lights series, which uses the same F3-level Dallara 320 car as Euroformula, and two of the six rounds are on clashing dates with its European counterpart.

“I’ll join CryptoTower by Motopark in Euroformula for the first round in Portimao this weekend,” confirmed Trulli. “Thank you Timo [Rumpfkeil, team principal] and sponsors for the trust.”

Motopark has one more car it is yet to fill for the Euroformula opener, with F4 racer Vladislav Ryabov driving the sixth car in official pre-season testing.