Santiago Urrutia
Santi  Urrutia
Belardi Auto Racing
5 Uruguay
5
Santiago Urrutia
rank
3
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
8
Race Wins
11
Birthday
Aug 30, 1996
Hometown
Montevideo, Uruguay
Residence
Miguelete, Uruguay

Beginning his racing career riding motocross events at the age of four, Santiago “Santi” Urrutia won the Latin American Motocross Championship for children aged 4-6. He progressed into karts, earning five karting championships in eight years, including the 2010 Uruguayan Master Category Karting Championship. Switching to cars, Urrutia raced for two years in the Italian-based Formula Abarth Championship, followed by single seasons in Formula 3 and, in 2014, the GP3 Series in support of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. He moved to the U.S. in 2015 and won the Pro Mazda title, earning him the #SoulRed Mazda colors in 2016. Urrutia finished an agonizingly close second in the Indy Lights championship in both 2016 and 2017.

Hobbies: Motocross, rock/pop music, soccer, movies

Racing Goal: To reach the Verizon IndyCar Series

Racing Hero: Gonzalo Rodriguez

Fitness: Cycling

Interesting Note: I race only for me; I don’t worry about who my competitors are.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Indy Lights 12 2 1 11 12 98 12
2017 Indy Lights 16 2 1 10 11 58 14
2016 Indy Lights 18 4 3 13 14 106 17
2015 Pro Mazda 16 3 3 14 15 50 15

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 28, 2015 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
April 12, 2015 (New Orleans)
First Pole
May 9, 2015 (Indianapolis RC)

Santi's Road to Indy

  • 2017
    • Missed the champion’s title by 20 points in his sophomore campaign in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
    • Claimed four wins, three poles and a total of seven podiums
    • Qualified first or second in each of the final five races
    • Has claimed 16 podiums in 34 career Indy Lights starts
    • Took Home Royal Purple “Slickest Pass” honors at the season-ending awards banquet.
  • 2016
    • Finished second by a mere two points in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship with a surge in the second-half of the season that included three victories and top-five finishes in the final eight of nine races
    • Ended the season with a total of four wins – including a sweep of both races at Mid-Ohio – seven podium finishes and three pole positions
    • Claimed Rookie of the Year honors.
  • 2015
    • Scored three wins, seven additional podium finishes and claimed two poles during his first year of racing in North America
    • Won the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and BBS Rookie of the Year honors, earning a Mazda scholarship to assist in the graduation to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2016
  • 2014
    • Competed in the European GP3 Series, finishing 23rd overall
  • 2013
    • Finished fourth in the European Formula 3 series with two wins, a pole position, eight podium finishes and three fastest race laps
  • 2012
    • Finished fourth in the 24-race Formula Abath European series with three wins, a pole position, 11 podium finishes and three fastest race laps
    • Finished finished fourth in the 18-race Formula Abath Italian series, with three wins, a pole position, nine podiums and three fastest race laps
  • 2011
    • Competed in several Formula Abath Series (Euro & Italian) events
  • 2002-2010
    • Raced karts in Uruguay
    • Won 2007 Apertura Championship and Closing Metropolitan Prokart
    • Won 2008 Argentine Pre Junior Karting Championship as well as the Opening Metropolitan ProKart Championship in the Mini Junior class
    • Won 2010 Uruguayan Karting Championship in the Master Category and the Federation Championship Master Category
  • 2000-2002
    • Began competing in Motocross events at the age of four
    • Won Latin American Motocross Championship for children aged 4-6
Bellardi Auto Racing

Belardi Auto Racing is owned by Brian Belardi, a former collegiate football player who has focused his competitive juices into auto racing.  Located  near Indianapolis, the Belardi team campaigns cars in the Indy Lights and USF2000 National Championship in support of the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder system.

Belardi is a tough competitor. A former defensive back at the University of Colorado, he had his eyes set on a NFL career before being sidelined with injuries, Belardi understands what it takes to compete at the highest levels of sports.  As a former driver, Belardi also understands the specific needs of racer that is in pursuit of a championship.

 

Team Website belardiautoracing.com