Spanish single-seater ace Mari Boya has joined FA Racing to race in the newly formed Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine this year. The 16-year-old from Lleida graduates from a race-winning debut season in motorsport, having claimed a strong second place in the 2020 Spanish F4 championship.
Boya steps up on the back of a season that saw him take three wins and 14 podiums, showing that he has the speed and the talent to move up a level after a single year in Spanish F4. He will join Andrea Rosso and Alexandre Bardinon in a three-car effort by Fernando Alonso’s FA Racing.
“I’m really happy to be in Formula Regional European with FA Racing this year,” said Boya. “It feels good not to hesitate and quickly graduate to a higher category in single-seaters, and it’s especially rewarding to join FA Racing for that. Driving for my countryman Fernando Alonso, a living legend in motor racing is an honor and a dream come true. I hope to repay his faith in me by continuing the form I have shown in Spanish F4, and hopefully even better!”
“It’s excellent news that Mari has joined our Formula Regional team,” says FA Racing’s Paul Anthony. “In his first year in single-seaters, he’s shown that he is an exceptional talent, and I’m certain that he won’t be fazed by turning up another notch. In Andrea, Alexandre and Mari, we have a superb mix of experience and raw speed that will undoubtedly translate into all three shining as front-runners in the category.”
Boya is a triple winner of the Spanish Karting Championship, taking Cadet titles in 2015 and 2016, and the Junior title in 2018. In between he also won the 2018 IAME X30 Junior Winter Cup before stepping up to the Spanish Senior Championship and the IAME X30 Senior Euro Series in 2019, claiming 12th in the latter series with several heat and overall wins. From 2016, Boya also competed in Rotax Max (Mini Max) and the WSK Super Master Series (OKJ).