Following a number of seasons as Ireland’s top International Kart Racer, Fifteen year old Alex Dunne will make his Car Racing debut in 2021 in the Spanish Formula 4 Championship driving for Irish team Pinnacle Motorsport. Alex has competed outside of Ireland almost from the beginning of his career and this year will be the same as he tackles races in Spain, Belgium and Portugal..
The son of former Irish Champion Car Racer Noel Dunne, Alex has been around Motorsport since he was born and was eager to start Karting as soon as he was old enough.
Alex initially raced at home in Ireland showing extraordinary talent from the word go. A decision was made very soon to move Alex to competing in the UK and by his third season Alex’s concentration was on the British Championship. While competing in Britain Alex returned home for occasional Irish events and dominated every race he competed in.
For 2017 Alex undertook the full British Championship with occasional European and World Championship appearances before shifting his focus solely to International competition for the following year, with World and European success as the primary goal.
11th place in the two biggest events of the season the World Championship and the IAME finals were the highlights of 2018 as Alex built his European experience in preparation for a full championship assault the following year.
2019 saw Alex produce the best results of his career on his way to seventh in the European Championship. Heat wins and a best overall finish of second, at round 2 in Belgium meant that Alex went to the final event of the season in with a chance of winning the European title. Another great performance unfortunately came to an end as Alex was pushed of on the last lap of the final race of the season, while battling in the top ten, robbing him of a possible fourth place championship finish.
The truncated 2020 season provided just four racing opportunities for Alex as he graduates to the Senior Karting ranks, with two European Championship races, a pre-world Championship warm up event and the 2020 ‘OK’ World Championship on his schedule.
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