William Barbosa Gómez, was born on 21st november, 1995 in Villavicencio, Colombia. He attended La Salle School of Villavicencio and graduated in 2012. In 2013 he went to the EC Oxford Institute in United Kingdom for studying English.
His passion for karting comes from his childhood, being his idol the colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Since his first steps the favourite toys were pedal cars, remote control cars, scale model cars, and so on. As a kid, on the tracks where he was allowed to drive karts, he did it with great skills and surprising everyone.
His first kart was a second-hand Komer 80 which he started to handle at 7 years old. He debuted officially in karts in 2005 with Easykart's category Infantil 60 c.c. participating in 3 races from the championship.
William was the national champion in the Easykart Colombia in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
His first international race was the 8th Easykart Grand Finals, at circuito di Siena, Italy in 2009, in the 100cc junior class. He participated in it due to winning the 2nd place in the national championship of Easykart Colombia in 2008.
At the beginning of 2011 he performed his first practise driving a Formula 2000 c.c. in Tocancipá, under the orientation of Martín Sala. This was as prize for winning the 2010 Easykart championship.
William is a member of Fedekart, Fedeautos Colombia, Club Jaguares Villavicencio and Automovil Club de Colombia.
In 2014, he debuted in the Euroformula Open Championship with the Italian team Corbetta Competizioni, where he obtained a great learning and a continuous improvement in overtaking, besides the knowledge of the car and experiencing the races.
For the year 2015, William competes in the Euroformula Open with the Italian team BVM Racing, reaching three top 5 and six top 10 from the 12 races he competed in. Which represented a great balance to keep gaining experience for his next sporting year in the european motorsport.
In 2016 he debutes in the Super Trofeo Lamborghini Championship with the Italian team Bonaldi Motorsport, getting greater power and speed and therefore looking for more preparation to gain experience on his way to Formula 1.
In this season he finished on the podium at Silverstone circuit in the United Kingdom, on the 5th place at Paul Ricard in France, the 7th place at Monza and 8th place at Nurburgring in Germany. Due to his performance during the season, he is offered to be part of the Lamborghini young driver program for 2017.
In 2017, William joined to the simulation racing series in arious of the most prestigious circuits around the world. Whee he achieved a 2nd place whith a classic Alfa Romeo 155 from the 90´s DTM series and a 5th position with the Porsche Cayman GT4.
In 2018, keeping on with the simulation racing series he wins the 6 hours of Fuji and the 6 hours of Spa Fracorchampos with a Mclaren 650s GT3 and a porcshe 911 RSR respectivively. Furthermore he achieved a 3rd place in Suzuka, Hungaronring and Monza. This successful campaign in the simulation racing series keep his cliar objetive to come back to the real circuits.