Sacrifice | Dedication | Hard Work
Deven is a 12 year old Swedish American race driver born and bred in Trollhättan, Sweden. He is a hard working and humble young man, maintaining top of his class academic performance even while spending time away from school in order to chase his ultimate goal of becoming a professional race driver.
Through a positive mix of natural talent, dedication to his craft, an undying enthusiasm for his sport, and a unique storytelling platform, Deven and his brand, Grabko GP, have become one of the most recognized names in Swedish Karting.
During 2023, an increasing list of impressive results on track combined with Deven’s explosively expanding social media presence led to a contract with the prestigious Italian management firm, Minardi Management, connecting Deven directly to an international Formula 1 family legacy. Deven would now be represented by one of the biggest names in the business, boasting multiple drivers in various European F4 championships, Formula One Driver Academy programs and The FIA Formula 2 World Championship.
His signing by Minardi triggered a series of international press releases and local and regional media coverage at home in Sweden, and put even more eyes on the young racing talent.
In the second half of the season, Deven confirmed his pedigree, scoring a race victory and more podiums, capped off by winning a national level series championship in Sweden and finishing in the top 5 in 4 out of the 5 national racing series he entered.
He followed this up in the Autumn of 2023 by making the challenging jump from the Mini categories to Juniors a year early, as well as his International race debut in Italy, where he stunned everyone by scoring a top 10 finish on his World Series Karting debut, finishing an impressive 7th at the WSK Final Cup in Lonato, Italy, in November 2023.
His increasingly impressive performances earned him a nomination to represent the USA in the prestigious 2024 FIA Karting Academy Trophy, a launchpad to competing in the FIA European and World Championships in the future.
In addition, he has been contacted by several factory karting teams interested in working with him in the coming season.
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