Since my son first started driving karts at 5 years old, Gustavo Menezes has been an inspiration to him. When Gustavo and Anthony, my son, were under Buddy Rice’s Tony Kart West tent, Gustavo would give him pep talks and psych him up for the next heat. My son does not particularly like to watch motorsports. But, every time he knows that Gustavo is on the track, he runs to the spectator area to see him race. He has such an amazing control over the kart and he drives with the heart and aggression that makes everyone around him pay attention. You can feel from the stands his desire to win is surpassed by nobody else.. … and it is contagious. Once you meet this kid, its hard not to cheer for him.
We just got word that he will be racing FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2014 as well ascompeting in the 24 Hours of Daytona with RSR racing.</span>
Congrats to you, Gustavo, for your ascent up the motorsports ladder! I can think of no one better to represent the karting community!
A couple great resources to follow Gustavo’s endeavors: