New South Welshman Jayden Ojeda has today been named as part of AGI Sport’s 2018 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship driver line-up.
With a strong pedigree in karting and open-wheel racing already, Ojeda is aiming to be at the front of the field with the championship winning squad of last year.
“AGI Sport has proven the team has the right ingredients to win championships,” Ojeda said.
“After testing several times with AGI in 2017, I am very comfortable with the team and the car, and I am confident together we can achieve great results.”
Success has come naturally to Ojeda, winning his first state karting title in 2010, and a further two titles apiece in 2013 and 2014. Ojeda has also represented Australia in the 2014 Rotax Max World Championship after claiming that season’s Rotax Pro Tour in Junior Max.
Racing a Formula Ford in 2017, Ojeda achieved numerous outright wins, podiums, pole positions and lap records in the category.
“I am excited to be taking the next step in my career in the leading open-wheel development category and I hope to be fighting at the front of the field in the Formula 4 championship in 2018,” Ojeda said.
Adam Gotch, AGI Sport Team Principal, has seen Ojeda’s potential with the squad after testing the 18-year-old throughout 2017.
“We’re looking forward to having Jayden in one of our cars for 2018, he’s a level-headed and an incredibly skilful young driver who ticks all the boxes,” Gotch said.
“Jayden has come through the ranks of state & national level karting and Formula Ford, and has his eyes firmly set on a career as a professional driver. Formula 4 is the next logical step to help him get there.”
With Ojeda now joining Ryan Suhle, 2017 Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year, Gotch expects the competition to be fierce not only within the team but the eventual Australian Formula 4 driver line up.
“I think 2018 will see a very strong field up the front in Formula 4, one of the best we’ve seen in the last four seasons of the category,” Gotch said.
“We’ve had an unprecedented amount of interest in the team over the last six months and I think you will find it will be one of the most competitive seasons yet.”
With Suhle and Ojeda’s confirmation, alongside the announcement of four CAMS Foundation Rising Stars, further signings are expected to be confirmed in the coming months.
The 2018 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will return to Tasmania for the first time since 2016, with the season opener to take place at Symmons Plains on April 6 – 8.