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Karting star Marcus Luzio to race in GB4 as a privateer

by Ida Wood

Photo: Marcus Luzio

IAME Euro Series points leader Marcus Luzio will combine karting with single-seaters this year as he plans to race in GB4 as a privateer.

The 17-year-old has been racing on X30 Senior karts since 2022, and won the IAME Winter Cup as a rookie. Last year he finished 12th in the same contest, and in the 2024 edition last month fought for the win before retiring.

In the IAME Euro Series he came 36th in 2022, 37th in 2023 and leads the way after the opening round of the 2024 season after winning six heats and the final just over a week ago.

His move up to GB4 has been made possibly by purchasing a Formula 4 car from the Evans GP team.

“I have no idea how my first test in a GB4 car will go, never mind my first season, but I can say that I can’t wait to get out on track and race in a single-seater,” said Luzio.

“I know it’s going to be tough against drivers who have been racing and testing in this series for a long time. I know a lot of the drivers on this year’s grid from my karting days so I’m looking forward to competing with them again.”

His father Gian, who will be in charge of running their car, added: “We’ve made a very late call to enter GB4 this year and we’re excited to go racing. Our first test will be the opening race weekend at Oulton Park and we know we’re going to be in for a very steep learning curve.

“As privateers, we are also aware that we will not have the experience or the knowledge to compete at the sharp end as we begin our journey, but we aim to increase our competitiveness as we get more familiar with the car and the series.”