Nabil Jeffri leaves Eurointernational for Team Motopark in the new F3 season.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian driver Nabil Jeffri has jumped ship for his second season in Germany’s most important feeder series to join one of Europe’s most successful and established junior teams.
Nabil, who will drive for Team Motopark this season, said he is honoured to get the opportunity to drive for a winning team.
Marvin Kirchhofer won the title last year with Team Motopark.
Nabil, who was accepted after a pre-season test, is looking forward to a new season with this team.
He drove for Eurointernational in his rookie Formula 3 season and ended sixth overall at the end of the nine-leg series.
”I know I still have a lot to learn, and there is no better team for a young guy to learn the ropes than Team Motopark.
”The team and I gelled immediately, both professionally and personally.
”I am looking forward to flying the Malaysian flag in Europe throughout the 2014 season,” said Nabil, who is under the Petronas driver development programme.
Team principal Timo Rumpfkeil said they were proud Petronas chose the team for their driver development programme.
”It was for everyone to see last year that Nabil has loads of potential. We asked him out for a test, where he then convinced us completely that he has what it takes.
”We are sure we will be fighting for the title with Nabil this year.”
The 20-year-old driver will have his work cut out for him, as he faces stiff competition from team-mates Colombian Andres Mendez and Dutchman Indy Dontje.
The duo will also contest the German Formula 3 for Team Motopark and a fourth driver will be announced before the first leg in Oschersleben next weekend.
There is plenty of racing for Nabil with 24 races over eight weekends for a full season.
He will also be racing in the F3 Masters in Zandvoort, Holland, and the British F3 in Spa Franchorchamp when the German series takes a break in July.