CryptoTower Racing Team has made its second signing for the 2022 Euroformula season, adding Formula 4 race-winner Vlad Lomko to its line-up.
After the 2019 seaon was dominated by Motopark’s quintet of cars, Euroformula introduced a three-car limit which meant Motopark had to allocate any additional drivers it attracted to its Japanese offshoot CryptoTower.
Lomko joins the team after a winter testing programme in the south of Europe in the series’ Dallara 320 car.
“I am very happy to announce my new team CryptoTower for the 2022 season in European Formula 3-level racing for the Euroformula championship,” said Lomko.
“I would like to thank the team again for their confidence in me. I have prepared myself to win as many races as possible and to win this championship. The date is set on April 28 to May 1 in Estoril for my first race. Let’s go.”
The 17-year-old has been racing in F4 since 2019, when he made two guest appearances in the French championship and took home a best finish of seventh.
He then joined US Racing in the ADAC and Italian championships, coming eighth with two wins in the Germany-based ADAC series and 34th overall in Italy after only starting four races.
The Russian’s second year with the team resulted in an improved sixth in the ADAC standings, with one win at the poorly contested Sachsenring round, and the points earned from three appearaces in Italian F4 put him 11th in the championship. He started 2021 with a F4 United Arab Emirates cameo that resulted in a pole and two wins with Mucke Motorsport.
“We are delighted to welcome Vlad for the season 2022,” said Motopark’s team principal Timo Rumpfkeil.
“He really stood out in the winter tests of 2021. Vlad adapted very quickly to the Dallara 320 car and showed great pace and consistency. He integrated seamless into the team during these tests and he shares the mentality of the team to work very hard, structured and focused. I am confident that Vlad will be a strong contender for the 2022 championship.”