Amongst the large pool of young aspiring go-karters from the region making the transition to single-seater formula race cars, Presley Martono stands out like a sore thumb, in a good way, of course!
Sporting a swagger that is all his own as he arrives at the circuit, Presley leaves quite an indelible impression wherever he goes and with whoever he meets. A big, fiery personality, Presley also has the chops when it comes to racing, making waves in both the local and international go-kart races.
Indonesian champion in 2013 and third runner-up in Asia, his biggest and favourite accomplishment was when he won the Italian ACI Karting Championship 60 mini in Ortona Italy, a day that has and will continue to be etched into the young Indonesian’s psyche.
Wearing his heart on his sleeve, Presley does not shy away from expressing himself, especially when it concerns his racing performance. His larger-than life personality often comes at a price to his fellow competitors who all be grudgingly admit his overt passion does fuel his drive to perform at his very best, all the time.
Presley’s fiery passion is evident both on and offtrack as the youngster has only one goal in his mind: to beat off the competition and win, which he works hard to achieve. His results in the 2016 F4 SEA Championship earned him the overall Driver Champion trophy, the overall Rookie Driver trophy and the Event Championship title for Indonesia as well as a special ‘Indonesian Rising Star’ award from MERITUS. Presley has gone on to contest Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and is the vice champion in the current 2017-18 MRF Championship.