Iron Dames welcomes Doriane Pin and Esmee Hawkey

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Iron Dames welcomes Doriane Pin and Esmee Hawkey

Iron Dames, the innovative project from championship winning motorsport squad, Iron Lynx, has signed a further two exciting drivers to compete in the 2021 season. Doriane Pin, the 17-year old French driving talent, and finalist of the inaugural FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars programme, will compete alongside experienced GT racer Manuela Gostner in the 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup.


Pin was one of 20 aspiring female racers who took part in the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission’s talent detection programme last year and follows in the footsteps of eventual winner Maya Weug who will also be driving for Iron Lynx in 2021 in the Italian Formula 4 Championship.


With Manuela’s moving programmes to support Doriane in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, Iron Dames has recruited 23-year old British driver Esmee Hawkey to compete in the European Le Mans Series which races on the same dates, adding further strength to the experienced line-up.


“We are extremely happy that Doriane and Esmee are joining us,” comments Deborah Mayer, project leader, Iron Dames. “In Iron Lynx, they will be surrounded by a group of amazing and very experienced drivers which are sure to help them integrate and develop further within the GT environment. We are convinced that they can do a great job and I wish all of our drivers good luck for the season.”


In addition to the new driver signings, Iron Lynx has shuffled its driver line-up in its World Endurance Championship (WEC) and European Le Mans Series (ELMS) entries. Katherine Legge will now switch to compete in the WEC alongside Manuela Gostner and Rahel Frey. Meanwhile Michelle Gatting will join Esmee Hawkey and Rahel Frey for the ELMS.

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