Florian Latorre Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2017 F4 U.S. champion has a home in the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. Kyle Kirkwood drove for Cape Motorsports in 2017 and will have an opportunity to compete for them again in the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda. Kirkwood was a recipient of the Team USA Scholarship program with fellow Jupiter, Fl. native Oliver Askew. The pair have raced against each other in karting for years. “We started this journey with Kyle over a year ago, with theRead More
Newton, Iowa – Weiron Tan and Andretti Autosport kept alive their 100 percent record on the ovals this year by leading from flag-to-flag in this afternoon’s Pro Mazda Iowa 100 at Iowa Speedway, Round 12 of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The victory was Tan’s second on the ovals and fourth overall during an impressive rookie campaign, vaulting him from fourth to second place in the points standings with just four rounds remaining in the 16-race season. The 100-lap race was interrupted by just a single full-courseRead More

Posted On June 13, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Pro 2000

Latorre takes first Pro Mazda win

TORONTO, Ont. – For the second straight year, Florian Latorre, the reigning Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda Champion, won his first race of the season on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place in Toronto. The 18-year-old and his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing #10 Soul Red MazdaMotorsports.com machine held off a first lap challenge and cruised to an “easy” 5.35-second victory over Team Pelfrey rookie Pato O’Ward in the Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Toronto. It was the first Pro Mazda podium for the impressive 16-year-oldRead More
This afternoon’s thrilling Cooper Tires Freedom 90, Round Nine of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, provided a rousing climax to the traditional 70th “Day (Night) Before the 500” at Lucas Oil Raceway. Malaysian Weiron Tan led every inch of the 90-lap race around the 0.686-mile oval in front of an appreciative crowd in perfect weather conditions, but his eventual margin of victory was a mere 0.4261 seconds over American Will Owen (Juncos Racing). It was the third win in succession at Lucas Oil Raceway for Andretti Autosport.Read More
Indianapolis, Ind. – Santiago “Santi” Urrutia maintained his impressive run of form for Team Pelfrey by snagging victory this afternoon in the Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The 18-year-old Uruguayan fought off a race-long challenge from Juncos Racing’s Will Owen to claim his second win of the season by a slim margin of 1.0238 seconds after 21 laps around the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix circuit. Urrutia now holds a 24-point lead, 194-170, over today’s seventh place finisher, Neil Alberico, in the Pro Mazda Championship PresentedRead More
Indianapolis, Ind. – Rookie Timothé Buret has been knocking on the door of Victory Circle in recent rounds of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The 19-year-old Frenchman had started on the front row for two of the last three races, but went one better this morning by posting the fastest lap in qualifying for the first of two events that will comprise the Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Indianapolis. After losing his lead at the start, Buret recovered it quickly, then controlled the remainder ofRead More
Indianapolis, Ind. – This evening’s rescheduled Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course perhaps wasn’t the prettiest – other than through the eyes of Malaysian Weiron Tan, who held on to score his second win of the season for Andretti Autosport and vault from sixth to third in the championship standings.   Frenchman Timothé Buret, driving for defending champion team Juncos Racing, claimed the fastest race lap en route to his second runner-up finish in the last three races. CalifornianRead More
Neil Alberico 2015
Birmingham, Ala. – Neil Alberico bounced back to prominence this morning for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing, winning an action-packed Mazda Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. The 22-year-old had struggled two weeks ago at NOLA Motorsports Park, finishing sixth after winning both opening rounds of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at St. Petersburg, but his latest victory, added to a fourth-place finish yesterday, enabled him to stretch his championship lead to eight points, 130-122 over today’s second-place finisher Santi Urrutia (Team Pelfrey).  Read More
Weiron Tan wins Pro Mazda race at Barber Motorsports Park.
Birmingham, Ala. – Weiron Tan has developed an affinity for Barber Motorsports Park. The 20-year-old Malaysian won once and finished second in the two Cooper Tires Winterfest races at the 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course in February, and maintained that form today by scoring a clear victory for Andretti Autosport in the Mazda Grand Prix of Alabama, Round 4 of the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.   Frenchman Timothé Buret chased hard in second for Juncos Racing, while Uruguayan Santi Urrutia kept the international theme going by finishingRead More
Neil Alberica swept the opening weekend for the Pro Mazda Championship in St. Pete
St. Petersburg, Fla. – Neil Alberico scored his second Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires victory in as many days as he led throughout this morning’s second stanza of the Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The popular Californian started from the pole for St. Petersburg-based Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing and was never seriously threatened during the half-hour race.   Jose Gutierrez, from Monterrey, Mexico, finished second for defending champion team Juncos Racing, while Alberico’s teammate, Canadian rookie Daniel Burkett, secured his first podium finishRead More