Alex Dunne has completed Hitech GP’s entry for the Macau Grand Prix next week.
Dunne is set to make his Formula 3 debut in the FIA World Cup after joining Hitech for the final day of post-season testing at Imola last month.
The Irish driver took over from Hitech F3 regular Luke Browning (who was completing his prize Formula 1 test for winning last year’s Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award at Silverstone) and topped the wet afternoon session by over a second. He had earlier been 10th fastest in the quicker morning session.
Dunne was British Formula 4 champion with Hitech in 2022, when he also finished second to Andrea Kimi Antonelli in Italian F4 while driving for US Racing.
He stepped up to GB3 with Hitech for 2023 and finished as the championship runner-up, taking the title fight against Callum Voisin down to the final race.
Dunne is entered alongside Browning in the Hitech line-up at Macau, as well as the team’s Red Bull-backed Formula 2 racer Isack Hadjar.
Formula Regional Europe runner-up Martinius Stenshorne completed all of F3 post-season testing with Hitech but will not make his competitive debut for the team in Macau, instead entering this weekend’s F4 event at the circuit with Pinnacle Motorsport.
One space remains on the 27-car entry list for the Macau GP at Rodin Carlin, which has already signed its F2 racer Zane Maloney and two-time Macau winner Dan Ticktum for the event.
Voisin did most of the post-season days with the team but told Formula Scout prior to the Imola test that he “definitely” would not be taking part in Macau.