Joshua Dürksen stays at BWT Mücke Motorsport for 2020 season
Great news from BWT Mücke Motorsport: Joshua Dürksen has extended his contract with the traditional Berlin racing team. The Paraguayan will compete with the team in the German and Italian Formula 4 in 2020. The goal is clearly defined after his strong rookie season: top results and the fight for the championship.
Dürksen started his career in karting at the age of eleven and quickly celebrated his first successes. Last season finally saw his promotion to formula racing. Over the winter he started in the Arab Emirates and immediately celebrated five victories as a rookie and the runner-up title in the F4UAE Championship powered by Abarth. With these advance laurels it went into the German ADAC Formula 4 and also here the 16-year-old proves his outstanding talent. Already at the season opener in Oschersleben the Paraguayan drove on the podium and showed in one of the hardest junior series worldwide that he can be counted on everywhere.
During the course of the season he did not let himself be thrown off track by setbacks and always focused on the steeply rising learning curve. This became clear at the season finale at the Sachsenring when he dominated the third race and even the later runner-up could not take a trick against him. Only a small violation of the rule book prevented his first victory in ADAC Formula 4, which he had already celebrated in the Italian equivalent on the first race weekend at Vallelunga. In the end, he finished eighth in the overall standings and left much more experienced drivers clearly behind him.
Thus Dürksen turned out to be one of Paraguay's greatest hopes in motorsport over the course of the season.
He was voted best sportsman of the year and the biggest discovery of the past six years in his home country. He showed how important it is for the 16-year-old to inspire his country and his fans at every podium visit: "The flag of Paraguay was a constant companion and will be used often in 2020 as well.
Joshua Dürksen: I want to constantly drive into the top three. I have already gained a lot of racing experience and I will use this together with BWT Mücke Motorsport. This year I'm not a rookie anymore, but I really have to show what I'm made of. I can't wait to finally sit in the car again and put the pedal to the metal. The cooperation with the team worked out great last season. We got along very well and that's why I expect 2020 to be a positive and above all successful year."
Frank Lucke (Team Manager Formula 4): "We are very happy that Joshua decided to have a second season with BWT Mücke Motorsport. In 2019 he showed his great talent more than once and attracted attention with strong results. Even if things didn't go so well at times, he remained calm and focused. In many eyes he is Paraguay's biggest hope for young talents in motorsport and always has the support but also the expectations of a whole country in his luggage. It always impresses me how confidently he masters this situation in his young years. We at BWT Mücke Motorsport will do everything we can to ensure that he makes the leap to the highest classes with a sound training in motorsport".