Son of former Formula One and IndyCar driver and current Stock Car Brasil standout Rubens Barrichello, Fefo will pilot the ‘Blue BENIK’ beginning next week at the 2017 MAXspeed Entertainment Florida Winter Tour.
Fefo Barrichello will see action during both the Vortex ROK and Rotax MAX weekends of the Florida Winter Tour. Piloting a BENIK in the Vortex Mini ROK class, the young pilot will then trade in his Vortex powerplant for a Rotax Mini MAX for the second weekend of the two weekend format. Fefo will also compete with Team BENIK at the 2017 SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour as well as select ROK Cup USA and Rotax MAX events throughout the season.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Fefo to the team,” explained BENIK Kart Co-Owner Nick Mitchell. “Racing runs in the blood in the Barrichello family and our program is the perfect match for a future star in the world of motorsports. At his recent tests, he showed that he has talent and great speed. We are confident that he will be a threat at the Florida Winter Tour."