Born in Lucca on 4 July 1999, Riccardo Pera’s motorsport career started from the age of 7, winning 2 regional karting titles, 1 Italian championship in 2011, 1 ‘class of the Cup Csai 2014.
In 2016 he won the Italian GT4 Championship in Ebimotors’ Porsche Cayman GT4. The next year he drove Team Ebimotors’ Porsche 911 GT3 to 4 victories.
In 2018, Pera entered the ELMS European championship, coming first at Spa Francorchamps and achieving 3 podium finishes over the season. He then made his world championship debut for Dempsey-Proton Racing in Shanghai, where he delivered a surprising third-place finish. Pera raced with Dempsey-Proton through the 2019 ELMS and WEC season, taking 1st place in class at the world championship 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps race.
Riccardo Pera also occasionally competes in the Italian GT4 Endurance and Sprint Championships with Ebimotors, with 2020 wins at Misano and Monza.