|Place of residence||Lohja|
|Profession||Secondary school student|
|Training||Flying Finn Academy|
|Team||Set Promotion / RX Academy|
|Series||RX2 International series|
|Car||RX2 supercar lite|
|Sim racing team||SET Esport|
|Sim racing series||iRacing Rallycross World Championship|
|Sim racing car||Subaru WRX STI Supercar|
Sami-Matti Trogen started his racing career in 2013 in Crosskart series, which is raced in Finland together with Finnish Rallicross Championship series.
When Sami-Matti 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 changed to race with a real rallycross car, being exceptionally young to do that. Already next year Sami-Matti 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 winning the race in that series.
Sami-Matti 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. In addition to natural born talent, constant training and determination to become professional are Sami-Matti’s strengths.
Since the beginning of his career, Sami-Matti’s 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 challenging to Sami-Matti but at the same time really educating. During the season he took part in multiple tests and raced in a total of 12 formula 4 races and two rallycross races, where he placed second in both.
During his first season in formula 4 he placed to podium three times, and in the end, he was 9th in the series. Podium positions, dashing overtakes, fast adaptability and passion for driving convinced the professionals that Sami-Matti became one of Finland’s most promising drivers.
In 2018 Sami-Matti was chosen to be part of Flying Finn Academy that is a coaching group and the national junior team of Finnish Motorsport Federation AKK, of which goal is to take drivers towards the highest level of motorsports. He also made a contract with Set Promotion for three series. RX Academy On Ice series consisted of four races in Sweden and Norway, where Trogen placed 4th of the series.
The main goal of the season 2018, RX Academy series had 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 together with World Rallycross Championships, he drove six races in 2018. The best placement was made in Frances Loheac, where Sami-Matti placed on the second place. In 2019 he drives in RX2 series fighting for the podium position.
What is more, in 2019 Sami-Matti started his driving career also on Esport world as he got a wild card to iRacing Rallycross World Championship. He competes for SET Esports with Subaru WRX STI Supercar with his team mate Joni Heikkinen. On his debut in at Atlanta Motor Speedway on 5th of Octiber he topped both qualifying and race and took a win. He made history by being the youngest-ever iRacing winner.