South African British Formula 3 racer Eugene Denyssen was born in Stellenbosch in 1996 and started karting at 12, winning the WPMC Mini Max Karting Rookie of the Year award that year before ending second in the WP championship and fourth in the nationals.
Eugene stepped up to a double program in Junior Max and Junior Rok in 2011, ending third in the SA junior Max championship, 4th in the WP championship and 6th in Junior Rok before representing South Africa in the Junior Rok World Finals.
2012 was a big year for Eugene, winning both the South African National and Western Province Junior Max Karting Championhips and being awarded Senior Western Province Colours for Karting the Dolinschek Victor Ludorum Award. Eugene also represented SA in Rotax Max Grand World Karting Finals in Portugal, won the Junior Max Karting Final at Zwartkops, Johannesburg and ended 5th in the Super Rok National Karting Championship that year.
2013 was another good year as Eugene competed in the European Karting Championship, ended third in the SA Senior Max National Karting Championship and was awarded South African National Springbok Colours. He stepped up to the big circuit in 2014, making his debut in the SA Formula Ford championship before climbing back into a kart to steal the ticket to represent SA in the Rotax Max Grand World Karting Finals Spain by winning the African Open Senior Max Karting Champion.
Eugene took a sabbatical from racing in 2015 as he prepared to race the British Formula 3 championship, where he improved steadily through his rookie season.
Eugene lives in England during the race season and makes no bones about his ambition to become Formula One World Champion. His favourite car is the Lamborghini Veneno, Lewis Hamilton is his racing hero and the Late Great Ali is his all-time hero...
Nationality: South African
Languages: English & Afrikaans
Education: Paul Roos Gymnasium
Lives: Raithby, Somerset West
Born: 21 April 1996 – Stellenbosch Mediclinic
Facebook: Eugene Denyssen Racing
Ambition: Formula One World Champion
Favourite Car: Lamborghini Veneno
Racing Hero: Lewis Hamilton
Hero: The Late Great Ali
Favourite Food: Pizza/Sushi
Favourite Drink: Apple/Orange Juice
Favourite Music: Hip-Hop/R&B/Rap
Favourite Movie: Comedies
Favourite TV Shows: Empire/Power/Big Bang Theory
2016: BRDC Formula 3 Championship
2015: Sabbatical Year in Motorsport Worked Full Time at UNIREF
2014: SA Formula Ford Debut Season
African Open Senior Max Karting Champion
Represented SA in Rotax Max Grand World Karting Finals (Spain)
2013: European Karting Championship
3rd SA Senior Max National Karting Championship
Awarded South African National Springbok Colours
2012: South African Junior Max National Karting Champion
Western Province Junior Max Regional Karting Champion
Awarded Senior Western Province Colours for Karting
Awarded the Dolinschek Victor Ludorum Award
Represented SA in Rotax Max Grand World Karting Finals #13 (Portugal)
5th in the Super Rok National Karting Championship
Won the Junior Max Karting Final at Zwartkops, Johannesburg
2011: 3rd - Junior Max National Karting hampionship
4th - Western Province Regional Karting Championship
Represented South Africa at the 2011 Rok Karting World Finals
6th - Junior Rok Karting National Championship
2010: 2nd - Western Province Mini Kax Karting Regional Champioship
4th - South African Mini Max Karting National Championship
2009: Mini Max Karting Rookie of the year