Highly rated young female racer, Sophia Floersch has confirmed that she’ll race in the ADAC Formula 4 championship for Motopark. She will step up, having started 2015 racing in Ginetta Juniors as one of their top rookies.
Floersch managed a competent title fight until a lack of funding saw her season cut short. At the time of her departure, she was running third in the standings and was the top placed rookie.
“My first target is just to finish every race and try not to crash!” Floersch told Motorsport.com.
“Then I’d like to be in the top eight or 10 for the first few races, and then I can aim to be in the top five. I want to win the rookie championship this year, try to get some podium finishes and maybe one or two wins by the end of the year.”
Last year, the Motopark team helped Joel Eriksson fight for the title, with the Swede only missing out in the final round. As a result, Floersch’s chances look strong in a competitve field.
“[Motopark were] the first team I’d ever driven a single-seater car for, in 2012. They invited me to learn to drive an ADAC Formel Masters car on a runway, just to learn how everything works. So I’ve known the team for a long time. My dad gets on well with the team boss as well, and they made us a good offer.”
She becomes the second female to be announced for the series this season, with Carrie Schreiner competing for the HTP Junior team. The first round is at the Oschersleben on April 16/17.