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Kiko Porto

#12 DEForce Racing


Birthdate: August 28, 2003
Hometown: Recife, Brazil
Residence: Recife, Brazil
Website: kikoporto.com.br
Twitter: @kikoporto12
Instagram: @kikoporto_12
YouTube: Kiko Porto 12
Team Website: DEForceRacing.com



Banco Daycoval / Petromega


Nationality: Brazilian

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese

Height/weight: 5’6” / 140 lbs.

Hobbies: Martial arts, shoes, travel

Guilty food pleasure: Starbucks

Favorite sports to play: Volleyball

Bucket list item: Sky diving

The one talent I wish I had: Focus

Best meal I can cook by myself: Eggos

Racing goal: To be an NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver

Racing hero: Ayrton Senna

Career results:


  • Finished seventh in his rookie season in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with one win (at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course) and two additional podium finishes (in the final event of the season at Portland International Raceway)


  • Won the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship with four wins, six poles, one fastest race lap and top 10 finishes in all 18 races 
  • Claimed a scholarship package valued at over $400,000 to advance to Indy Pro 2000 in 2022


  • Finished 10th in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship (despite missing the first race weekend of the season), capturing two poles and four podiums including a victory in the penultimate race of the season at St. Petersburg


  • Finished second in the F4 US Championship Powered by Honda, with three wins and eight podium finishes
  • Participated in the Chris Griffis Memorial Test, finishing in the top five in four of six sessions


  • Competed in the final eight F4 US Championship Powered by Honda races, taking five top 10 finishes
  • Competed in two Formula 4 NACAM Championship events, earning two podium finishes


  • Won the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy in Alaharma, Finland
  • Won the Granja Viana 500 race as part of Team Barrichello Hero


  • Earned numerous karting championships including the Brazilian Kart Championship (Junior), Copa São Paulo KGV championship (Rotax Júnior Max Rookie), and the SKB Super Kart Brasil (Junior Junior)
  • Also won local and regional karting titles in the Junior Junior category


  • Finished in the top five in the Brazilian Kart Championship (Junior Junior)
  • Runner up in the São Paulo KGV Cup (Rotax Mini Max)


  • Won numerous local and regional karting events in the Cadet and Super Cadet classes