Ugo Ugochukwu: 7 Things You Need To Know About The Nigerian-American Karting Champion

Ugo Ugochukwu

Here are 7 things you need to know about the Nigerian-American Kart racing prodigy, Ugo Ugochukwu, who recently signed a contract with McLaren. British motor racing team, McLaren Racing Limited recently signed 13-year old Ugo Ugochukwu on a long-term deal and it has been the talk of the town, with Nigerians going to the different social networking platforms to comment on the good news.

We know you must be interested in knowing more about the young star, his biography, where he is from and other amazing facts. Join us as we ride and don't forget to drop us a comment at the end of the article.

Ugo Ugochukwu Profile

• Ugo Ugochukwu was born on the 13th of April, 2007 in New York to a Nigerian mother. He is currently 13 years old.
• He is of Igbo descent. His names 'Ugochukwu' literally means 'God's Eagle' in the Igbo language. It can also be translated to 'Crown of God' or even 'Glory of God'.
• The young American motorsports driver won last year's FIA OK Junior European championship and has graduated to the senior class this season.
• In March 2021, McLaren signed a contract with Ugo to support him through racing's junior categories. The Formula 1 team said the agreement gives them an option to sign Ugochukwu to a race deal in the future.
• Just like Lewis Hamilton, who was also signed by the team when he was 13, we strongly believe that Ugo Ugochukwu will have a successful racing career with  McLaren.

Once again, congratulations Ugo Ugochukwu!

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