South African born Jonathan Aberdein has been announced as the second driver to join the Motopark team for the 2016 ADAC Formula 4 season. The team will be hoping for further success after driving Joel Eriksson to the runners-up spot last year.
Having won the South African Rotax Senior Max Karting Championship, he’ll be hoping for success in cars this year. However Aberdein will not be the first of his family to enter the racing world, as father Chris Aberdein was a regular in the South African Touring Car Championship, and finished runner up in 1996.
His team-mate has already been announced, with Sophia Floersch confirming that she would be making her single seater debut with the successful outfit earlier this month.
“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to race for Team Motopark in 2016.” said Aberdein. “The German Formula Four Championship is highly competitive and will give me the ideal platform to advance my career in motorsport.”
Meanwhile, team principal Timo Rumpfkeil added: “Jonathan has won everything there is to win in karting in his native South Africa. Plus, he established himself right amongst the best when competing at the Rok World Final last year, where he ﬁnished sixth.
“2016 will be a steep learning year for him, as he doesn’t know car nor tracks – but we will do our best to support him. I’m sure he can break into the top 10 quickly.”
The season starts on April 16 / 17 at the Oschersleben circuit.