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Successful Debut for AIX Racing in Imola

The newly rebranded AIX Racing team made an impressive debut last weekend in Imola. All five drivers and fans eagerly anticipated the first race weekend under the new name. Imola, known for its rich racing heritage, provided the perfect backdrop for this significant moment. Concurrently with the Formula 1 races, the Formula 2 and Formula 3 competitions took place, where AIX Racing showcased its strengths.

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IMOLA (ITA), MAY 16 – 19 2024 – Emilia-Romagnia Grand Prix at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Joshua DUERKSEN #24 AIX Racing F2 © 2024 Dutch Photo Agency

On Thursday, a special run organized by former world champion Sebastian Vettel took place in honor of Ayrton Senna. The event was a heartfelt tribute to the legendary driver, bringing together racing enthusiasts and participants to commemorate his enduring legacy. It added an emotional and inspiring dimension to the weekend’s activities.

Saturday featured the Sprint Race in F3, marked by numerous safety car phases. Unfortunately, Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak had to retire with a DNF. Nikita narrowly secured two points, finishing in P9, while Dufek managed to climb to P16 after starting from the back of the grid.

Saturday also saw the Sprint Race for F2, which was marred by a major accident in the first lap, resulting in Joshua Duerksen retiring with a DNF. Taylor Barnard delivered an outstanding performance, finishing seventh and earning his first points in F2, only to be disqualified at the end.
Taylor did not engage his start set-up procedure at the start of the formation lap. This is required from the drivers.
Therefore Taylor has been subsequently removed from the race results.

Sunday was an incredible day for AIX Racing. After the F2 Sprint Race on Saturday, our team worked tirelessly through the night to repair Joshua Duerksen’s damaged car. Their hard work paid off as the car was ready in time for the feature race. Duerksen delivered a stunning performance, finishing in P3 and securing a podium spot. This remarkable achievement showcased the team’s dedication, resilience, and technical prowess.

Next up is the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. Known for its glamorous setting and challenging circuit, Monaco has been a staple in the racing calendar since 1929. The narrow streets, tight corners, and elevation changes make it one of the most demanding tracks in the world, providing a true test of driver skill and precision. The history and prestige of Monaco make it a highlight of the season, with every driver dreaming of victory on this legendary circuit.
As we head to Monaco, AIX Racing is committed to building on our recent successes. Our team will continue to work hard, aiming to replicate and surpass our achievements. We are determined to showcase our strengths and compete at the highest level in one of the most celebrated races in motorsport.