Joshua Duerksen will make his second appearance in the Formula Regional European Championship by
Alpine in 2023, after signing with Arden Motorsport for a second season.
The 19-year-old Paraguayan driver made his debut in single seaters in 2019, competing in UAE, German and
Italian championships and winning races in memorable circuits, such as Nürburgring, Hockenheim, Red Bull
Ring, Mugello and others. He was crowned vice-champion in the 2019 UAE F4 championship as well, winning
He also became the first Paraguayan ever to compete in the Euroformula Open championship, scoring a
maiden podium in his first ever race in the category, making him the first Paraguayan driver to score a
podium at F3 level in history.
In 2022, he achieved the first rookie podium in Barcelona, racing in FRECA championship and also became
the first Paraguayan to drive at the Monaco circuit and finished in the top 10.
This year the main goal is to reach more podiums with a team he is already very familiar with and is enjoying
a good relationship, especially with his engineers and mechanics, maximizing the chances of a successful
season for all.
Joshua Duerksen, driver for Arden Motorsport, said: “I am very happy to say that I have renewed my
contract with Arden Motorsport to compete in Formula Regional Championship by Alpine. Last year I enjoyed
every moment spent on this team. I feel lucky to continue my career with such a talented and passionate team.
Since my arrival at Arden, I have managed to grow in a championship as demanding as the one we participate
in, which allows me to continue my dream of reaching the top levels. I am confident that with the support of
Arden and his incredible technical team, we can continue to achieve great things together in 2023. I am very
grateful for the trust they have placed in me and I am already looking forward to getting back in the car and
starting the season! ”.
Ben Salter, Team Manager Arden Motorsport, expressed: "We are delighted to have Joshua with us for
another season. He improved a lot throughout last year, and we put together a strong winter test program to
fine-tune a few areas. We all know that he is also extremely dedicated and hardworking, we believe his
presence will be beneficial to everyone on the team. We can't wait for the season to start”.
Eduardo Sánchez, Managing Director of D/SPORTS, said: “We are happy to have reached a very
positive agreement between Joshua and Arden Motorsport. Both the driver and the team have the common
goal of reaching the top of the podium next season. This new challenge, like every step that Joshua takes,
marks a new historical milestone for Paraguay and its country brand. For this very reason, the next step is to
add national and international brands that seek to shine together with him, in a unique championship in the
world and that will be very special in 2023.”.
The 2023 season is due to start with the first official test taking place at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on March 17th - 18th and the first race weekend at the Imola circuit on the weekend of the 22nd 23rd April.