Brutal Fish Racing completes TCR Europe line-up with Spanish teenager

Brutal Fish Racing has completed its driver line-up for the 2021 TCR Europe series by signing 16-year-old Spanish teenager Isidro Callejas to race one of its Honda Civic Type-R cars.

Callejas will become the youngest driver in the series history when he makes his début at the Slovakiaring in May.

The youngster will become team-mates with Team Principal Martin Ryba and 19-year-old Jack Young.

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Callejas, from Córdoba, has forged a successful karting career in Spain, before he went on to make his car racing début in the Spanish Renault Clio Cup in 2020.

Scoring one win, two podiums and one pole position, he ended the year as runner-up in the championship. At the end of the year he first raced a TCR car in the TCR Ibérico series at Jerez, securing a podium finish at the wheel of a Peugeot 308 TCR.

Brutal Fish Racing is focussed on new talent, having signed Callejas and Young, also under 20, who is also a JAS Motorsport development driver.

Both Pepe Oriola and Dan Lloyd, drivers with the team last year, will be working as driver coaches and in managerial roles with the team in 2021.

Callejas is set to get his first taste of the car at the Slovakiaring later this month.

“It’s unbelievable what teenagers are capable of today,” said Ryba. “Something I felt immediately when I saw Isidro driving the first time.

“Our main aim with him will be to fight for the Junior Trophy. He has a lot to learn, but if he is patient, I’m sure he can be competitive very quickly.”

Callejas has pledged to not be a pushover to more experienced racers in his maiden season in TCR Europe this year.

“I’m really happy to drive for Brutal Fish Racing Team in the Honda Civic Type R but being associated with such recognised brands in motor racing brings a lot of responsibility,” said the Spaniard.

“I know I have plenty to learn this season and that TCR Europe has lots of really good drivers, which will make it a big challenge.

“But we will work very hard to learn everything we can, and I’ll always fight for every position on the track.”

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