Rodin Motorsport start 2024 season with race winning success

Rodin Motorsport has started their 2024 campaign with fantastic form having already clinched four race victories since the season started in earnest last month. The team, owned by Rodin Cars founder and visionary David Dicker, hit the ground running following a name change and rebranding ahead of the season and put their race winning aspirations on show – making history in the Formula Two season opener.

“It’s been an amazing start to the season for the Rodin Motorsport team and it’s clear to see that everyone’s hard work has been reflected on track,” commented Team Owner David Dicker. “Watching Zane (Maloney) (main photo) and the F2 team write our names in the history books was a proud moment for me but I’m also impressed by the work of all our drivers. Thomas (Strauven), winning at such a young age in a huge field with more experienced drivers was great to see and having Abbi (Pulling) grace the podium twice in Jeddah was wonderful. The countless points and brilliant on-track action in what has only been a few weeks of racing goes some way to show what else is coming our way this season.

David Dicker (right) with Rodin Motorsport personnel

Bahrain saw the Formula Two team rewrite the rulebook; Zane Maloney, with the brand new F2 chassis underneath him, won both the Sprint and Feature races of the weekend – a feat that has never been achieved on the opening weekend of a season before. Maloney, now the early championship leader by some margin, pulled off incredible overtake after overtake over the course of the weekend to emerge victorious as he impressed in his Sauber Junior F1 liveried car.

Maloney continued his form in Jeddah to weave his way through the field and collect vital points before finding himself back on the podium once again in Melbourne this past weekend as he continues to lead the pack in the overall standings. A nod to their fine form, Rodin Motorsport also lead the team standings after three stunning race weekends added to by solid, consistent points paying finishes from teammate Ritomo Miyata, as well as great strategy calls and slick pit stops from the mechanics.

Abbi Pulling, Rodin Motorsport. F1 Academy – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 9th March 2024.

The F1 Academy team joined the Formula One support package in Jeddah with Abbi Pulling, Jess Edgar and Lola Lovinfosse on board. Pulling was at the sharp end throughout the entirety of the weekend, marking herself as one to watch, and clinched two podiums; the second of which was later converted into a race win which sees the young Brit lead the championship in the early stages. Pulling will be dovetailing her F1 Academy season with a season in the British F4 Championship which gets underway next month.

Meanwhile, the FIA Formula Three team have been making strides on track – the trio consisting of rookies Callum Voisin and Joseph Loake alongside returning racer Piotr Wisnicki have been well-placed with excellent overtaking moves in every race so far in what is an incredibly competitive field with limited track time.

However the team to wave the starting flag on the 2024 season was the Spanish Formula Four squad who made their way to Spain for the thrilling Winter Series; an event of four race weekends condensed down to just five weeks. The intense action was heightened with a bumper field of nearly 40 cars on the grid all vying to get a head start on the main season.

2024 – Eurocup-3 Winter Series at Circuit Motorland, Aragon. Thomas Strauven – photo: Niels Broekema/ Dutch Photo Agency.

Thomas Strauven, aged just 15 years old, used the opening two rounds of the series to get to grips with the car and put all of this to good use at the Aragon circuit, where he walked away victorious after an incredibly hard fought race. Strauven will be out again for the Spanish F4 Championship which gets underway in May taking all his new found experience and confidence into the season.

The two remaining Rodin Motorsport teams have been testing pre-season. The GB3 Championship kicks off this weekend at Oulton Park with Rodin Cars-backed, New Zealand racer Louis Sharp looking to capitalise on what has been a strong test programme so far. The British Formula Four will be racing next month as their ten-round season begins with Rodin Cars-backed Alex Ninovic and Abbi Pulling as part of the team’s line-up.

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