Swiss youngster Joshua Dufek will join MP Motorsport for his debut season in motor racing, as the 15-year-old prepares an assault on the Spanish Formula 4 Championship along with the Dutch team.
The 15-year-old Swiss resident who was born in London from an Austrian father and British mother joins MP Motorsport after a distinguished career in karting, having been part of Sauber’s junior team in 2019. Dufek now hopes to follow in the line of Spanish Formula 4 champions that have been delivered by the Dutch team since it joined the category in 2016.
“It’s an absolute joy to be able to join such established Formula 4 frontrunners”, said Dufek about teaming with MP Motorsport. “I’m looking forward to a successful partnership in 2020, and can’t wait to go racing. This will be an exciting first year in motorsport for me.”
“We are happy to welcome Josh to our Formula 4 team”, said Sander Dorsman, team manager at MP Motorsport. “He has shown very well throughout his entire karting career, and we hope to transfer that talent to a new environment in which we feel that Josh will thrive.”
In 2013, Geneva-based Dufek won the Swiss Karting Championship in the Mini category as well the Vega Trofeo Karting Championship, both in his debut year in karting. The two following years, he went on to take seventh (2014) and second (2015) in the Super-Mini category before claiming fourth in the 2017 German ADAC Masters X30 Junior championship. Moving up to international OK Junior level in 2018, Dufek joined the Sauber Karting team in 2019 for a twin assault at OK level, taking ninth in the WSK Euro Series and several heat wins and podiums in the CIK-FIA Karting World Championship.