Name: Jeroen Mul
Date of birth: 14 June 1990
Place of birth: Amsterdam
Place of residence: Amsterdam
Weight: 73 kg
Hobbies: Drifting, going to the movies, playing Forza
Favourite food: Sushi, pancakes
Favourite drink: Cola/Sparkling water
Education: High school: (dutch VWO level), College: IVA Driebergen (BBA business management in automotive industry)
Ever since I was a little boy I have been obsessed with cars and speed. But not coming from any racing pedigree meant that starting to race wasn’t something that happened naturally. I tried many of the “normal” sports for kids like field hockey and gymnastics. It was only after I came home from a go karting birthday party of a friend in school that my parents realized this was something that really excited me like nothing else. I couldn’t stop talking about it!
Over the next 2 – 3 years this hobby grew out from driving around my local outdoor go kart track once/twice a month in a 4 stroke kids go kart, to competing in the dutch national 125cc Rotax Max championship where I ended up 3rd and won multiple races.
At the age of 14 I found out it was possible to get your racing license for car racing at the age of 15. In January 2006 I took the race driver course at Circuitpark Zandvoort and passed the final exam with the highest score of the group while also being the youngest participant. This was the first time I and the people around me realized I seemed to really have talent for car racing.
In the following years I started car racing starting from local amateur level endurance racing in a VW Golf TDI for 2 years. I than moved into formula cars. I joined the famous Van Amersfoort Racing team, starting racing in Formula Ford and step by step making my way up towards formula 3. During these 3 years I truly learned what it takes to race on a professional level. At VAR the taught everything about the proper driving techniques, how to read data, how to setup a car and how to live and behave as a professional racing driver.
At the end of my season in Formula 3 I decided to make the switch from formula racing to GT racing by entering in the Porsche Supercup. For 2 years I travelled around the world racing on some of the most iconic circuits as a support event to the Formula 1 events. This introduction to GT racing really excited me to continue on this path.
Shortly after the last race of my 2nd year in the Porsche Supercup I was contacted by a german racing team who asked me to join them for the 24h of Dubai. In this race I would be driving a Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo GT3.
The race went very well and we finished 2nd in our class. Shortly after this race I was contacted by the chief engineer of the newly founded Lamborghini Squadra Corse Motorsport department. He had noticed me driving in Dubai and he invited me to come the Automobili Lamborghini Factory in Sant’Agata, Bolognese to talk about a possible collaboration.
I was selected to part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Young Driver Development program. An international selection of 11 drivers (for the first year) under the age of 25 who in the eyes of Lamborghini had potential to become future factory drivers for the brand.
That year, as part of the program, I competed in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Series. With overall wins and podiums I just missed out on the title in the last round, ending up 2nd in the European championship. Lamborghini Squadra Corse than selected me as 1 of 3 drivers to be promoted to the GT3 Junior Program.
As part of the GT3 Junior program I was involved in the development of both the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo and GT3 racing cars that would both be competing in the 2015 season.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse than entered the first two Lamborghini Huracan GT3’s in the 2015 Blancpain GT Endurance Series with a factory supported team. By winning the very first race in Monza, my teammates and I wrote history since it was the very first race Lamborghini had ever entered with a factory developed and built racing car.
I have been a part of the Lamborghini family ever since. Being a brand ambassador both on and off the race track. Competing and winning races in multiple series around the world. But also working as an instructor for the Lamborghini Academy.
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