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Mandla Mdakane secures Meritus drive for 2014 FMCS season

by Aditya Banerjee
Photo: Formula Masters China Series

Photo: Formula Masters China Series

South African driver Mandla Mdakane will race for defending teams’ champions Meritus GP in the 2014 Formula Masters China Series season, it has been confirmed.

The 20-year-old from Johannesburg began karting in 2007. In 2009, he finished third in the Northern Super ROK championship. He stepped up to cars last year, participating in the Meritus-backed Formula BMW Asia Cup series, where he finished ninth overall, despite missing one of three rounds.

Mdakane was sidelined from the bulk of pre-season testing after suffering a thumb fracture late last year but has confirmed participation in the upcoming test session at Sepang this week.

Malaysia-based team Meritus GP?had a stellar season in the series last year, taking the teams? championship and finishing first and second in the drivers? standings with?Aidan Wright?and?Afiq Ikhwan?respectively.

The 2014 Formula Masters China series season commences on May 11th at the Zhuhai International Circuit.

2014 Formula Masters China grid so far
Team Drivers
Meritus GP Andersen Martono, Mandla Mdakane
Eurasia Motorsport Matthew Solomon, Yuan Bo, Kevin Pu Jun Jin
KCMG Matthew Swanepoel, James Munro