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McLaren sign Nigerian’s karting teen sensation Ugo Ugochukwu.

Nigerian-American Teenager Ugo Ugochukwu, the reigning European karting champion, to receive career support and development from British motor racing team McLaren, who have also agreed an option on the 13-year-old’s services in the future

The Nigerian Super models son, Oluchi, Ugo Ugochukwu was signed by McLaren to a long-term deal to support his development through motorsport’s junior categories.

Ugochukwu has won a host of titles since he began karting in 2013 and last year won the FIA OKJ European Championship.

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As well as providing support for his career, McLaren have agreed “an option on Ugo’s services in the future”.

“We’ve been watching Ugo’s progress with interest, so when the opportunity to sign an agreement with him became available, we had no hesitation moving on it,” said McLaren chief executive Zak Brown.

“Now we’ll focus on giving Ugo the right support when he needs it to help him fulfil his potential.”

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Ugochukwu has already competed in both the United States and Europe and is currently in the OK Senior class of karting.

“I’m honoured to be signed by such an iconic team as McLaren Racing so early in my career,” said the 13-year-old.

“To have the support of McLaren is fantastic and what any young driver dreams of. I’m focused right now on developing as a driver and racer, so having McLaren by my side can only help me on and off the track.”

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McLaren famously signed Lewis Hamilton when he was 13 after an impressive start to his racing career. The Briton went on to enter F1 with the Woking team and won his first world F1 world title with them in 2008 aged 23.

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