FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars finalist Doriane Pin secures a 2021 racing programme with the Iron Dames

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Doriane Pin, one of the four finalists in the inaugural FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars programme, has become the second driver integrated into the Iron Dames stable.

After reaching the final stage of the first edition of FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars hosted at the Ferrari Driver Academy, young French racer Doriane Pin continues to impress and has secured a drive in the 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup as part of Deborah Mayer’s innovative Iron Dames programme.

Such was the impression Doriane made on the experts at the Ferrari Driver Academy she, along with the two other finalists who finished runners-up to Maya Weug, were awarded a test session in a Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO. Doriane, who is the first to have undertaken the test, had the opportunity to shine once again a month ago at the Mugello circuit and the 17-year old demonstrated yet more potential with her commitment and speed.

After this successful debut with Iron Lynx, the team invited her to the Circuit Paul Ricard for a three-day Ferrari 488 GT Evo test. The outfit, supported by Deborah Mayer and her Iron Dames women in motor sport project, has now offered Doriane a season in the 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup alongside experienced Italian racer, Manuela Gostner, a member of the current Iron Dames line-up competing in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.

“We are extremely happy that Doriane is joining us,” comments Deborah Mayer, project leader, Iron Dames. “In Iron Lynx, Doriane will be surrounded by a group of amazing and very experienced drivers which is sure to help her integrate and develop within the GT environment.

“We look forward to seeing Doriane and Manuela racing together this year. We are sure that together, they will do a great job,” she concluded.

Michèle Mouton, President of the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, which is the brainchild behind the FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars, added: “One of our greatest missions has always been to help open doors for our young racers and enable them to demonstrate their potential with professional racing organisations. FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars has put some of these talented drivers in the spotlight and they are proving that given equal opportunities, they have the ability to start fulfilling their dreams on the track. The long-term commitment made by Deborah [Mayer] in supporting female talent is quite exceptional for us and these young drivers, and we will be following all the Iron Dames throughout the season.”

Iron Dames is a unique project created and led by French entrepreneur Deborah Mayer with the aim of supporting women in motor sport. Officially supported by the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, the Iron Dames crews will compete in six international competitions. At the pinnacle, Rahel Frey, Manuela Gostner and Katherine Legge will spearhead the Iron Lynx/Iron Dames challenge in the FIA World Endurance Championship and at Le Mans, while another new Iron Dames signing, 23- year-old British talent Esmee Hawkey, joins Frey and Michelle Gatting in the European Le Mans Series. Maya Weug, the 2020 FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars winner, will contest the FIA Italian Formula 4 Championship, Gatting is additionally committed to the Ferrari Challenge and now, Doriane Pin will join Gostner in the six-round Michelin Le Mans Cup.