Motopark add teenager Soori to Formula 3 line-up

Keyvan Andres Soori has joined Motopark and is aiming for rookie honours in 2017 - Credit: FOTOSPEEDY

Keyvan Andres Soori has become the second driver confirmed to race for Team Motopark in the 2017 FIA European Formula 3 Championship, joining Joel Eriksson.

The sixteen-year-old German moves to the championship on the back of a solitary season in EuroFormula Open with Carlin, and also made his Macau Grand Prix debut last November with Mücke Motorsport, and is looking to be fighting for rookie honours this season.

“I am really excited to take part in the 2017 FIA F3 championship, especially with a team like Team Motopark,” said Keyvan. “I have done all my winter test days with them, and it all went well.

“My goal is to win the rookie championship, and I know this year is going to be a tough one. Another important subject is that I want to improve myself as a driver, and Motopark has everything I need to do so.”

Motopark Team Principal Timo Rumpfkeil has welcomed the young German to the team, and believes that he can fight for rookie honours, something that his team-mate Eriksson achieved in 2016.

“He is very young, and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is a big and important step for him to take,” said Rumpfkeil. “Last year he first encountered European motorsports in the Euro Open championship. In the winter, we had a sequence of tests with him, and he performed very well.

“We have a clear two-year plan, so he can develop his skills without any stress or pressure. We aim to be a serious contestant for the rookie title. After stabilising our results towards the end of the first season, we are optimistic about finishing among the top eight.”