Mexican youngster Jose Manuel Vilalta revealed he will compete in the 2015 edition of the Euroformula Open series with former F1 driver Emilio de Villota’s team.
The 18-year-old driver, who comes from a motorsport family, will be making his debut in European single-seater racing.
Starting his career with local successes in Mexico, he had his first taste of international compeitition in the final round of the 2014 AsiaCup season at Sepang where he finished two races in tenth and 12th respectively.
EmilioDeVillota Racing has been part of Euroformula Open since 2007, which back then was known as Spanish F3. Most recently in 2014, their lineup included two full-timers – Korean Che One Lim and Japanese Yu Kanamaru, with the latter taking fourth in the standings.
Vilalta is the third confirmed driver of the Euroformula Open grid, following Campos Racing’s Henrique Baptista and RP Motorsport’s Igor Walilko.