Call us and ask for more information!
+358 50 559 1353
+358 50 559 1353
Call us and ask for more information!
top

IF YOU WANT TO WIN - HIRE A FINN!

Once upon a time current FIA GM Mr. Jean Todt was managing Peugeot's successful rally team and had many Finnish drivers, he said that "If you want to Win - Hire a Finn". We've widened the saying also to Finnish motorsport teams.

KIC Motorsport is a professional Finnish Racing Team which runs three cars in FIA F3 Regional European Championship series.

Our professional racing team is owned by Petri Lappalainen, who has a long record in motorsport, as early as in the 80’s when he was a mechanic and an engine tuner in karting. During his career he has tuned engines to Mika Häkkinen, among other drivers and he has also driven in many racing series himself, for example Porcshe Carrera Cup and other international GT-series.

​In Season 2018 KIC Motorsport participated to German ADAC F4-series and to NEZ F4 Championship-series, which was won by KIC driver Konsta Lappalainen.

​In Season 2019 KIC Motorsport took a totally new challenge as it entered to FIA F3 Regional European Championship-series with two drivers; Konsta Lappalainen and Isac Blomqvist from Sweden.

In Season 2020 KIC Motorsport continues in FIA F3 Regional European Championship series with three drivers; Finns Konsta Lappalainen and Patrik Pasma as well as estonian Red Bull Junior Team driver Jüri Vips.

Season 2020 FIA Formula Regional Formula-3 Championship series calendar

– 31.07.-02.08.2020 – Misano, Italy
– 21.-23.08.2020 – Paul Ricard, France
– 11.-13.09.2020 – Spielberg, Austria
– 02.-04.10.2020 – Mugello, Italy
– 16.-18.10.2020 – Monza, Italy
– 30.10.-01.11.2020 – Barcelona, Spain
– 20.-22.11.2020 – Imola, Italy
– 04.-06.12.2020 – Vallelunga, Italy

Unofficial Championship standings 3/23 rounds:

1. Oliver Rasmussen (DEN), Prema Powerteam, 55p
2. Gianluca Petecof (BRA), Prema Powerteam, 53p
3. Arthur LeClerc (MON), Prema Powerteam, 43p
4. Patrik Pasma (FIN), KIC Motorsport, 40p
5. Jamie Laura Chadwick (GBR), Prema Powerteam, 28p
6. Pierre Louis Chovet (FRA), Van Amersfoort Racing, 28p
7. Jüri Vips (EST), KIC Motorsport, 20p
8. Andrea Cola (ITA), Monolite Racing, 16p
9. Gillian Henron (FRA), Gillian Track Events GTE, 13p
10. Konsta Lappalainen (FIN), KIC Motorsport, 10p

IN SEASON 2020 WE COMPETE IN FIA F3 REGIONAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Our professional team and drivers are highly motivated and doing our best in each moment!

Jüri Vips

– Nationality: Estonian
– Born: 10.8.2000
– Website: www.jurivips.com

Career highlights:
– 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship, 4th
– 2019 Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, 2nd
– 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 4th
– 2017 Formula 4 ADAC, 1st
– 2016 ADAC Formel 4, 6th
– 2016 Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth, 5th
– 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Junior, 1st
– 2014 Rotax Max Wintercup – Rotax Max Junior, 1st
– 2013 Estonian Championship – Rotax Junior, 1st
– 2012 Estonian Championship – Rotax Junior, 3rd
– 2011 Estonian championship – Raket, 1s

Patrik Pasma

– Nationality: Finnish
– Born: 2.3.2000
– Website: www.patrikpasma.com

Career highlights:
– 2019: MRF Challenge – Formula 2000: 3rd
– 2018: F4 NEZ Championship: 1st
– 2018: F4 British Championship certified by FIA, 6th
– 2017: Formula STCC Nordic: 2nd
– 2016: Karting / OK: Finnish Championship: 1st
– 2016: Marcel Albers Memorial Trophy, 2nd
– 2016: Formula Ford 1600 National Championship: 7th
– 2015: Karting / KFJ: Finnish Championship: 4th
– 2013: Karting / Mini 60: Finnish Championship: 1st

Konsta Lappalainen

– Nationality: Finnish
– Date of Birth: 11.8.2001
– Website: www.konstalappalainen.com

Career highlights:
– 2018: F4 NEZ Championship: 1st
– 2018: Formula Academy Finland, 4th
– 2017: Formula STCC Nordic: 2nd
– 2016: Karting / OK: Finnish Championship: 1st
– 2015: Karting / KFJ: Finnish Championship: 4th
– 2013: Karting / Mini 60: Finnish Championship: 1st

OUR LATEST NEWS

Follow us and our progress during the season 2020

2.8.2020 – KIC Motorsport had a divided openning in first racing weekend of season 2020 – Patrik Pasma collect one podium and is 4th fastest in overall standings after 3/23 events

In first racing weekend of the season, which was driven in italic racing circuit of Misano Adriatico, finnish KIC Motorsport celebrated one podium position and tackled with minor technical issues and offs; In highly competitive 30 minutes events Flying Finn Patrik pasma had a trouble-free weekend which was rewarded with one silver podium position as well as 4th and 5th highest Championship points. After three events he’s in 4th position in overall standings.

Estonian Red Bull Junior Program driver Jüri Vips qualified as fastest KIC Motorsport driver and entered the first race at 2nd position. However in third corner of the race he had a collision with Arthur LeClerc, who is a brother for Ferrari F1-driver Charles LeCleck. Due the collision Vips was dropped into 9th position. Estonian didn¨t gave up as during the intense race he passed many fellow competitors and was about to secure his first podium position. At the end of the race he had a fiercely competition which eventually led to a small driving mistake and high-speed crash to gravel bed. Zero points from the first race was a big dissapointment.

At the second race he was in steady 4th position before having trouble with a temperature sensor. In final lap he was forced to reduce his speed due and two competitors was able to pass him. In third round he was again on 4th position but lost the battle for podium just by 1,523 seconds gap. After three events Vips is in eight position in overall standings.

KIC Motorsport third driver, another Flying Finn Konsta Lappalainen experienced an engine failure just before qualifying and therefore he started the races between 6th and 9th positions. However in the races he was able to match his speed with his team mates Patrik Pasma and Jüri Vips before encountering technical difficulties; In first race an electic wiring problem reduced his speed and even he retired the event as there were only four laps to be driven, he was given three Championship points.

In second race Lappalainen made a smooth performance and finished the event in 7th position and in third and final italian round he experienced a crash and was left without points. Therefore he heads towards next rounds at 10th position in overall standings.

– First racing weekend of the season didn’t go as we planned as our mecahnics had to tackle with one complete engine failure and other small technical issues. Still we’re very happy for the podium position Patrik Pasma delivered and as well as we could match our speed for italian Prema Powerteam drivers. The differences between all drivers are very narrow and therefore we now go directly to austrian circuit of Red Bull Ring for a test as next round is to be driven in three weeks at french circuit of Paul Ricard, KIC Motorsport team manager Peter Flythström tells.

Final Resuls F3 Regional European Championship series, 1st round: Misano 1.8.2020
1. Oliver Rasmussen (DEN), Prema Powerteam, 18 laps
2. Patrik Pasma (FIN), KIC Motorsport, +1,208 sec
3. Jamie Laura Chadwick (GBR), Prema Powerteam, +1,986 sec

9. Konsta Lappalainen (FIN), +4 laps
retired. Jüri Vips, KIC Motorsport, crash

Final Resuls F3 Regional European Championship series, 2nd round: Misano 1.8.2020
1. Arthur LeClerc (MON), Prema Powerteam, 21 laps
2. Gianluca Petecof (BRA), Prema Powerteam, +4,772 sec
3. Oliver Rasmunssen (DEN), Prema Powerteam, +15,806 sec
4. Patrik Pasma (FIN), KIC Motorsport, +24,434 sec
5. Pierre Louis Chovet (FRA), Van Amersfoort Racing, +24,856 sec
6. Jüri Vips (EST), KIC Motorsport, +26,760 sec
7. Konsta Lappalainen (FIN), KIC Motorsport, +30,737 sec

Final Resuls F3 Regional European Championship series, 3rd round: Misano 2.8.2020
1. Gianluca Petecof (BRA), Prema Powerteam, 21 laps
2. Arthur LeClerc (MON), Prema Powerteam, +0,814 sec
3. Oliver Rasmussen (DEN), Prema Powerteam, +7,511 sec
4. Jüri Vips (EST), KIC Motorsport, +9,034 sec
5. Patrik Pasma (FIN), KIC Motorsport, +13,647 sec

retired. Konsta Lappalainen (FIN), KIC Motorsport, crash

01.07.2020 – KIC Motorsport signed estonian Red Bull junior program driver Jüri Vips – All three KIC Motorsport drivers in excellent pace at test days in Imola

FIA Formula 3 Regional Championship series is about to get underway in first weekend of August at italian circuit of Misano. Finnish KIC Motorsport team, which is run by ex-GT-driver Petri Lappalainen enters its’ second season with three highly talented and determinate drivers; Flying Finns Patrik Pasma, age of 20 and Konsta Lappalainen, age of 18, gets and excellent challenge from teams new driver, Estonian Jüri Vips, age of 19, who in season 2017 has won Formula 4 ADAC Championship series and is currently Red Bull junior program driver.

Currently teams and drivers are preparing themselves in tests which are driven in italian soil. Season 2020 includes eight racing weekends and together with 24 starts it’ll be thrilling competition for the title and highly valuable trophies.

– This new FIA Formula-3 Regional Championship series has become an important step for young drivers towards their dreams of becoming Formula-1 driver; Winner of the series gets 25 points for their super licence and furthermore the winner enters Ferrari Junior Academy. KIC Motorsport wants to offer this possibility for its’ drivers, team manager Petri Lappalainen tells.

– First test days have given us data that we have a strong line-up for the series as our drivers Jüri Vips, Patrik Pasma and Konsta Lappalainen have been in strong pace at tests. The results has told us that we’ll have a thrilling season in front of us and therefore we cannot wait that it’ll get underway in next four weeks, Lappalainen continues.

10.03.2020 – Patrik Pasma joins KIC Motorsport

The newest driver for KIC Motorsport racing team is 20-year-old Patrik Pasma, who will drive for the team in the 2020 Formula Regional European Championship series. KIC Motorsport also retains the services of Konsta Lappalainen, who drove for the team last season.

Patrik Pasma was a podium placed driver in the 2019 Renault Eurocup series, and has experience from a wide array of international racing series. KIC Motorsport has prepared for the season with a high-class testing program and Pasma has quickly adapted to his new car. The

Finnish KIC Motorsport racing team starts their second season in the Formula Regional European Championship series, which has rapidly developed into an important step toward the Formula 1 dream for young drivers. FIA strongly supports the series, which has grown with two new teams and a remarkable new prize: The winner of the series will receive a test in FIA F3 with the observers of the Ferrari Driver Academy.

Team Principal Petri Lappalainen believes in Pasma

”I’m happy that Patrik will race for my team this year,” says KIC Motorsport Team Principal Petri

Lappalainen. ”Patrik was testing with us in Monza after last season and impressed us immediately. We have invested heavily in the upcoming season and we are confident that we’re ready to fight for podium places from the first race weekend.”

Patrik Pasma ready for a new challenge

”It’s great to start a new season in a new team and a new series,” says Patrik Pasma. “The tests have gone well, and the car feels extremely good. As the season draws closer, our objectives and expectations are set high. I believe that I have a great and realistic chance to meet my targets with KIC Motorsport.”

Season 2020: FIA F3 Regional Championship series: Konsta Lappalainen (FIN) & Patrik Pasma (FIN) & Jüri Vips (EST)

Round #1: Misano Adriatico 1st – 2nd August 2020

Season 2019: FIA F3 Regional Championship series: Konsta Lappalainen (FIN) & Isac Blomqvist (SWE)

Season 2018: ​German ADAC F4-series & NEZ F4 Championship-series: Konsta Lappalainen (FIN)

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Give us a call or send email. And please follow us in Social media!

Team Principal / CEO

Mr. Petri Lappalainen
mobile: +358 50 5591353
email: petri.lappalainen@k-rauta.fi

Team Manager

Mr. Peter Flythström
mobile: +358 50 5011509
email: peter.flythstrom@googlemail.com

Media & PR

Mr. Jani Kekoni
mobile: +358 40 515 6870
email: jani.kekoni@mediaguru.fi

Send us a quick message!

Follow us at Facebook

Follow us at Instagram