The Finnish Olympic
Committees support athlete

NameSami-Matti Trogen
Place of residenceLohja
ProfessionSecondary school student
TeamSet Promotion / RX Academy
TrainingAKK Driver Academy
SeriesRX2 International series
CarRX2 supercar lite
Mental trainingTomas Siltanen
Public relationsToni Lönnroos
Physical trainingJuha Koivuporras, Liikuntakeskus Aplico

Sami-Matti Trogen started his racing career in 2013 in Crosskart series, which is raced in Finland together with Finnish Championship series.

When Trogen started racing, he was the youngest driver of the series being only 10 years old. He achieved many podiums and wins already at the beginning of his career.

Two years later, being only 12 years old he moved to race with a real rallycross car, being exceptionally young to do that. Already next year Trogen won the juniors championship in Estonian Rallycross series. He also made history in Hungary in his first race of Rallycross European Challenge series, being the youngest ever race winner in that series.

Trogen is a really determined and motivated athlete. He does physical training daily and develops his driving skills in many ways, for example by driving simulators. Continuing training and determination to achieve professionalism, in addition to natural born talent are Sami-Mattis strengths.

Since the beginning of his career, Trogens goal has been to become a professional driver in motorsports.

In 2017 he made a contract with Set Promotion team to participate in RX Academy series, which was a new rallycross series driven in Finland. The same year he also made a contract with Koiranen GP for Formula 4 NEZ and Formula 4 Spain series.

New sport was challening to Trogen but at the same time really teaching. During the season he took part in multiple tests and raced in a total of 12 formula races and two rallycross races, where he placed second in both.

During his first season in formulas he placed to podium three times and in the end he was 9th of the series. Podium positions, dashing passings, fast adaptabling and passionate to driving insured the professionals that Trogen became one of Finlands most promising drivers.

In 2018 Trogen was chosen to be part of AKK Driver Academys rallycross coaching group, which goal is to take its athletes to the top of motorsports. He also made a contract with Set Promotion for three series. RX Academy On Ice series contained of four races in Sweden and Norway, where Trogen placed 4th of the series.

The main goal of the season 2018, RX Academy series contained six races in Sweden and Finland. In this series he won the championship and got a significant support for the season of 2019.

In RX2 series, which is raced togerther with World Rallycross Championships, he drove six races. The best placement was made in Frances Loheac, when Trogen placed to the second place. Next seasons main goal is to succeed in RX2 series.