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FREC runner-up Martinius Stenshorne to enter Macau’s F4 races

by Ida Wood

Photo: Diederick van der Laan / Dutch Photo Agency

Formula Regional European Championship runner-up Martnius Stenshorne will return to Formula 4 to race on Macau’s Guia circuit this weekend.

The Macau Grand Prix will be held over two weekends, and the first of those features a non-championship F4 South East Asia round that has attracted drivers and teams from Europe.

Norwegian talent Stenshorne will race for the Pinnacle Motorsport/B-MAX Racing alliance alongside junior single-seater cult legend “Dragon”, British F4 regular Kai Daryanani and current Chinese F4 title contender Kaishun Liu.

Stenshorne began his car racing career in F4 United Arab Emirates at the start of 2022 and claimed one podium en route to 10th in the standings. He then came seventh in Italian F4 with two podiums to his name, and was 17th in Spanish F4 despite only contesting a single round.

For 2023 he stepped up to FRegional with the R-ace GP team and had a best finish of sixth from a part-time campaign in the Middle East championship.

That limited expectations for when he returned to Europe, but the 17-year-old delivered instantly by winning on his FREC debut. He took four more victories and six other podiums from the 20-race season, as well as three pole positions, as he came an impressive second in the standings. The Nicolas Todt protege is yet to announce his 2024 plans.

His FREC rival Hadrien David will also be contesting the F4 races in Macau, and other names to look out for include two-time Macau GP winner Charles Leong, new McLaren protege Bianca Bustamante and Red Bull junior Arvid Lindblad.