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F3 race-winner Martinius Stenshorne to make GB3 cameo at Silverstone

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Formula Motorsport Ltd

FIA Formula 3 race-winner Martinius Stenshorne will make a GB3 cameo at Silverstone this weekend with Chris Dittmann Racing.

The 18-year-old’s primary focus in 2024 is a FIA F3 Championship campaign with Hitech GP. He currently sits 13th in the standings two rounds in, and won the sprint race in Melbourne.

Stenshorne stepped up to F3 this year from Formula Regional. He came 18th in the Middle East championship in 2023, but only raced part-time, took five wins and was title runner-up in the European championship then came eighth in another part-time FRME campaign at the start of 2024.

The Nicolas Todt protege has been racing single-seaters since 2022, when he was a podium-finisher in the Italian and UAE Fomula 4 championships. GB3 is Britain’s FRegional-level series, and the Silverstone rounds have attracted drivers seeking to learn the track ahead of racing there in F3.

“I’m excited to join Chris Dittmann Racing for round two of the GB3 championship,” said Stenshorne.

“Silverstone is one of the most famous tracks on the calendar, but also one of the toughest, and getting experience will be really valuable to take forward to the future. It’s going to be a learning experience, with a new car and a new track, but I’m confident we will get a lot out of the weekend. Thanks to Hitech GP and All Road Management for putting this together, I am looking forward to getting on track.”

Stenshorne is part of Hitech’s academy, which has linked up this year with CDR, with both of the team’s regular GB3 drivers Seb Murray and Flynn Jackes becoming members.

“We’re very happy to welcome Martinius to the team at Silverstone,” said CDR’s eponymous owner, Chris Dittmann.

“We’ve built a positive relationship with the Hitech Academy, helping to get seat time for talented youngsters, helping develop their skills as racing drivers in key stages of their careers. It will be a new challenge for him, learning both the car and circuit, but we’ll be working hard as always to give him the best chance of success as possible.”