Doriane Pin And Marta Garcia To Race In FRECA With Iron Dames

Marta Garcia Prema Racing C F1 Academy Limited
Marta Garcia Prema Racing C F1 Academy Limited

The Iron Dames, a groundbreaking project committed to promoting and supporting women in sports, announced its entry into the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine (FRECA). This single-seater series is categorized between Formula 4 and Formula 3 — a great opportunity for young drivers to show their talent and potentially move to a higher level category. Iron Dames go into it with a first-ever all-female line-up, featuring Doriane Pin and Marta Garcia.

Dorian Pin is currently racing in F1 Academy, sponsored by Mercedes and part of the team’s junior program. Twenty years old, from France, she’s one of the most promising talents of her generation. She has experience in karting, GTs, prototypes in FIA World Endurance Championship and Formula 4 South East Asia. In 2024, she’s not only driving in F1 Academy, — delivering two pole positions and one victory in the first event in Jeddah, — but Pin is still keeping her foot in endurance racing, participating in FIA WEC races. Now, she’s adding FRECA into her busy schedule.

Marta Garcia is the first F1 Academy championship winner, delivering a stellar performance throughout the 2023 season. Though the Spanish talent was initially supposed to race for PREMA in FRECA, it seems the Iron Dames were a better choice for her and the team supports it, congratulating her on social media. Previously, Garcia did karting and raced in the W Series.

Deborah Mayer, Iron Dames Project Founder, said: “I’m delighted that the Iron Dames project is entering FRECA with Doriane and Marta. Stepping into a new single-seater championship is another step in our drive to promote and develop the brightest female talent in motor racing.”

“We look forward to seeing them rise to this challenge and continue their journey to the highest level.”

Dorian Pin also shared her thoughts: “I feel grateful for this opportunity to participate in such a championship. I’m fully committed to this new challenge and can’t wait to be on track and make the most of it.”

“It’s fantastic to take another important step in single-seater racing together with Iron Dames and Mercedes. Together with Marta, we aim to inspire young girls around the world to pursue their dreams fearlessly and embrace opportunities in racing.”

Marta Garcia commented: “I’m really happy to join the new Iron Dames FRECA programme and I cannot wait for the season to start. I’m determined to work as hard as possible to make this project succeed, and by doing so, to really prove our potential.”

“I also look forward to working with Doriane. I think we are a well-sorted combination and that we will work positively together to make the team and ourselves progress, learn and achieve.”

“I want to thank Iron Dames for this opportunity, let’s make the most of it!”

The FRECA season starts on the 12th of May at Hockenheim and will visit ten circuits in total, all around Europe — including venues such as Spa, Zandvoort or Monza.

For Doriane Pin, there’s one conflict between FRECA and F1 Academy, which is the weekend of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. There, F1 Academy is one of the support series, but at the same time, FRECA is racing in Hungary. It’s more likely she’ll do FRECA, because it’s the higher series of the two, but nothing about the conflict in dates has yet been confirmed.

All in all, this is a great opportunity for women in motorsport. The all-female line-up has big potential, and we’re all curious about how they’ll perform.

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