RP Motorsport joins the Pro Mazda grid after two years in the now-defunct World Series Formula V8 3.5. The team, founded by Fabio Pampado in 1998, has previously competed in Formula Renault 2000, Formula 3 Italia and EuroFormula Open.
"After a successful experience in the World Series Formula V8 3.5, we immediately started looking around to fix our plans for 2018," Pampado said. "We found a very interesting context in the Pro Mazda Championship. Thanks to its partnership with INDYCAR and to the new Tatuus chassis in 2018, it will receive a new boost. We believe it is the best choice for us to continue to guarantee our team the presence in a championship with international visibility, and the opportunity to compete on tracks full of charm represents a challenge with a unique flavor."