Birth Date: 23rd Abril, 1981
Height: 1.74 m
Weight: 68 kg
Hobbies: Drift, Simulators, Cinema, Water Sports
Hugo loves Motorsport since he was 4 years old.
He had his frist chance with 31 years old, in the GTAcademy 2012 by Nissan and Playstation.
After being the iberian winner and 3rd in Europe, beating 830.000 candidates, he had his debut at the Penha HillClimb driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, besides the participation in a Drift Championship.
He raced in 2013 at the Super Seven by KIA Trophy racing a Westfield 1.6 from Comval Racing, finishing 11th amongst 40 other drivers.
He also raced at the Penha II Hillclimb – Demoporto reaching top ten with the Westfield
In 2014, he raced at Super Seven by KIA trophy again, this time racing a Caterham Super Seven Roadsport 1.6 from CRM Motorsport, and also racing at the International Falperra Hillclimb.
He has reached podium at Falperra 2014, Vila Real 2014 Portimão Racing Weekend 2014, Estoril Racing Festival 2014. He has won his first race at the Super Seven in the city course of Vila Real.
He finished Super Seven by KIA 2014 in the third position.
In 2015 he has raced again in the Super Seven by KIA 2015 where at Braga Race finished 3rd overall. He entered one of the support races of WTCC 2015 at Vila Real, at CNCC racing a classic BMW 2002! He was 3rd at Jerez La Frontera race reaching another podium!
He went for last race Estoril Racing Festival still with chances to become the Champion but a puncture right in the first lap destroyed the chances of a great result at Estoril. With double the points to be scored he went down in the trophy classification reaching p6 overrall.
In 2016 he enters Super Seven by KIA 2016 again.
Season started at Silverstone with Pole Position, Win and fastest lap!
At the second race of the championship, he visited Rockingham in UK, an Oval Track. He did not race in the full oval course but it was a fantastic experience! Once again victory, pole and fastest lap.
While visiting SPA, and starting last due to mechanical problems in the qualify session, he endeavors in a fantastic recuperation of 25 positions finishing in the Portuguese top ten.
Back in Jerez in 2016 he stands out again with a brilliant result. Again Win, Pole and fastest lap.
Returning to the Portuguese circuits, Hugo Araújo shines again in a memorable race in Portimão finishing third.
In the final race of the season at Estoril, he scores the best lap and also the victory winning the SUPERSEVEN by KIA2016!
In 2017 he ends the season all finishing in the podiums (Silverstone, SPA, Vila Real, Jerez, Portimão, Estoril).
Again at Jerez the driver achieves pole, fast lap and win.
He becomes third in the Portimão Race just 0,016sec off win.
In 2018, a double challenge! National Championship Hillclimb and KIA PICANTO GT CUP!
He is also been doing some events with the brand he loves, PORSCHE!
Want to know how it started? Watch his video… Hugo Araujo – Best of 2012 (hq)