Emely de Heus embarking on single-seater career with MP Motorsport in Spanish F4
Dutch kart star Emely de Heus will step up to single-seaters this year by making her debut in the Spanish Formula 4 Championship. The 17-year-old from Mijnsheerenland has signed to drive for Dutch team MP Motorsport.
De Heus already tested MP’s F4 car at Barcelona in February before deciding to take the plunge and be part of MP’s nine-strong driver line-up in the Spanish F4 Championship. Her MP teammates in the championship will be Suleiman Zanfari, Rik Koen, Gil Molina, Dilano van ‘t Hoff, Noah Degnbol, Manuel Espírito Santo, Santi Trisini and Georg Kelstrup.
“It’s great to see my single-seater career taking off now,” said De Heus. “And it is utterly brilliant that it does so in collaboration with MP Motorsport, with its headquarters based around the corner from where I live. I have known MP since I have been racing on the local kart track at Strijen – and now I am part of the team myself! On top of that, they are the strongest team in Spanish F4, which will only increase my chances of a good debut season in motorsport. I can’t wait to get started.”
“We are extremely happy that Emely will be doing Formula 4 with us next year,” said Sander Dorsman, MP Motorsport team manager. “We have seen her grow up over the past years – at the kart track of course, but also when she visited the workshop along with her father Bert. Thanks to Bert, the De Heus name was already on the Mercedes GT3 cars that we raced in the Dubai 24 Hours for many years. And now she herself is a full team member at MP! She’s going to do great, I’m sure of that.”
De Heus made a name for herself in the various Dutch Rotax Max classes in recent years, taking several wins and podiums in the senior class in which she competed the last three years. She also performed well at Benelux and European level.