Florescu teams up with Motopark for rest of F3 season
Romanian racer Petru Florescu will contest the final three rounds of the 2017 European Formula 3 season with Motopark.
The 18-year-old will be Motopark's fifth driver, as the German team joins Carlin in expanding its line-up from four cars at the Nurburgring this weekend.
Florescu is racing in Euroformula Open this year, sitting ninth in the standings after 10 races. He competed in British F4 prior to that, taking finishing sixth overall last season.
He joins Joel Eriksson, David Beckmann, Marino Sato and Kevin Andres in the Motopark stable for the Nurburgring, Spielberg and Hockenheim rounds.
"Joining Team Motopark on my FIA F3 debut is very exciting," said Florescu. "I knew many of the people in the team and so I felt immediately at home.
"Team Motopark are not only very quick in the championship, but have also impressed me with their rigorous processes and clear structure.
"They will no doubt be able to help me understand the FIA F3 car, tyres and championship and even though it won’t be an easy endeavour as the level in the championship is really high, they will make me push myself during these three races.
"On top of everything all the tracks are also new to me, so it will be a steep learning curve but I welcome the chance to get ready for next year!"
Motopark team boss Timo Rumpfkeil added: "I am really looking forward to welcoming Petru at Team Motopark.
"Racing with us is the ideal preparation for the 2018 season. Our goal is to teach him as much as possible during the three upcoming race events to give him an advantage for the next season."
"Petru did one of his first tests ever in a Formula car with us back in winter 2013 in Valencia. Ever since we kept in contact and I’m very happy that he gives us the trust to support him in one of the most important steps in his career."
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