Karting revelation Dilano van ‘t Hoff is set to attack the 2021 Spanish Formula 4 Championship with MP Motorsport, the first full car racing season for the 16-year-old Dutch driver who is currently making waves in the United Arab Emirates F4 Winter Series.
Van ’t Hoff’s Spanish F4 prospects look good if his results in UAE F4, run over 20 races at Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, are anything to go by. Just over halfway through the Winter Series, Van ‘t Hoff leads the championship having secured five wins, nine podiums, six pole positions and six fastest laps.
He will continue to receive support from the Dutch federation’s KNAF Academy and Van ‘t Hoff’s talent and passion for motorsport see him follow in the wheeltracks of his father, Alex van ‘t Hoff, who took the Super GT title in the 2010 Dutch Supercar Challenge.
“I’m very happy that I get to do my first full year in car racing with MP Motorsport,” says Dilano van ‘t Hoff, “MP is a leading team in Formula 4 – they know how to build a winning car. So, at MP, I would like to continue the winning streak I have started in UAE F4. Four of the five most recent Spanish F4 Champions drove for MP, so I have my sights set on becoming the fifth!”
“It’s great news Dilano is joining us for his debut year in single-seaters,” said Sander Dorsman, MP Motorsport team manager, “He has been successful in karts for many years and his UAE F4 form bodes well for the coming season.
“Dilano is already an F4 race winner and maybe even an F4 Champion around the time that he will start with us. We have every intention of following up on that in the Spanish F4 Championship.”
Van ‘t Hoff made his definitive breakthrough in karts with third places in the 2018 IAME Euro Series and IAME International Final for X30 Junior Karts, while also making his mark in the various CIK-FIA and WSK OK Junior Championships.
In 2019, Van ’t Hoff stepped-up to OK Karts with highlights including a win in the Trofeo delle Industrie and a fifth place in the European Championship. At karting’s CIK-FIA world level, he added a 14th place in 2020.