22 / 23 May
Chris Dittmann Racing has confirmed that Max Marzorati will remain with the team for this year’s BRDC British F3 Championship.
The 20-year-old British driver joined the race-winning Tewkesbury-based squad for the final two rounds of the 2020 season at Donington Park and Silverstone, and made an immediate impression.
In all, the Harrow-based driver competed in four of the seven events of last year’s championship, and is expecting to compete in all 24 races this time around.
Marzorati has concurrently worked early morning shifts in a biscuit factory, as a painter and decorator, a local authority door-to-door survey operative and as a school holiday club assistant to help fund his 2021 budget.
He also continues to support Ben, the UK automotive industry charity, as their only motorsport ambassador, and hopes to draw more attention to the important work they do during 2021.
Before making the step up to British F3, Marzorati had been a successful karter, starting his career at the age of 13 and immediately winning a club title in his debut season at Rye House circuit in 2014.
He then moved up to the Rotax and X30 categories in subsequent seasons before making his car racing debut in the Renault UK Clio Cup Junior category in 2017. He made an immediate impression by winning on his car racing debut, and very nearly claimed the title after a further two victories.
A move to single-seaters followed, with two seasons in Formula Ford 1600 competition to learn mechanical grip, with highlights including victories, podiums and a fastest lap.
Marzorati, who also has an in-depth knowledge of the history of the sport and is passionate about the evolution of alternative fuels, is now gearing up for the 2021 season, and will commence pre-season testing in the coming weeks.
Max Marzorati said: “I am so pleased and extremely grateful, especially in light of the difficult year COVID-19 made 2020 for so many people in so many ways, to be able to compete in my first full season since 2017. I will not be taking anything for granted and how can I ever thank Adrian Flux, my supporters, friends and family enough for helping to make this happen. Recognising the fortunate position I find myself in, I feel it is important to me that I do all I can to remind everyone of the fantastic work ben.org.uk do to support those in need.
"To return to the incredible proven race winning Chris Dittmann Racing team with all their experience is a dream come true, and the whole team made me feel part of the family from the moment I arrived last year, so I am so looking forward to 2021.
Team Principal Chris Dittmann commented: “It’s a pleasure to work with Max and we’re very pleased to be teaming up for a full season this year. He made massive progress with us in the two rounds at the end of last season and we’re excited to see how that continues over the course of a full season this time around.
“He has a genuine in-depth knowledge and passion for the sport, and he puts that enthusiasm into everything he does over the course of a race weekend.
“It’s great to announce our first driver for the forthcoming BRDC British F3 season, and preparations are now fully underway. We’re looking forward to finalising our driver line-up in the coming weeks.”
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