Pinnacle Motorsport has been an established figure in South East Asia with half a decade’s worth of experience racing in events such as Formula Masters, F3 Asian Championship, and Asian Le Mans Series. But because of the pandemic, they were were forced to shift to racing in Europe in the Middle East in the last few years. But at least, with Formula 4 South East Asia’s new promoter Top Speed, the team is in high spirits to be back racing in the region starting at the historic 70th Macau Grand Prix.
In partnership with B-Max Racing, the Motorsport Ireland-licensed team has confirmed a 4-car entry in the 2023 Formula 4 South East Asia Championship Certified by FIA. Their driver lineup at Macau consists of Kai Daryanani, Kaishun Liu, Martinius Stenshorne, and DRAGON.
Featuring the yellow-and-red livery of B-Max Racing, B-Max Racing’s very own team principal DRAGON will take to the grid. The renowned motorsports figure is no stranger to the Macau Guia Circuit as he has raced on the famous track on previous occasions. This will also be a reunion for both B-Max Racing and Pinnacle Motorsport after teaming up for the F3 Asian Championship in 2018.
Another returnee for the team is Kai Daryanani from India. He competed under Pinnacle Motorsport in the 2023 F4 UAE Championship before moving to British F4 later in the year. Daryanani will be joined by fellow Formula 4 driver Kaishun Liu. After an impressive F4 Chinese debut in 2022 where he finished on the podium, he returned to the series in 2023 and currently sits 2nd overall in the Drivers’ Championship.
Hailing from Norway, Martinius Stenshorne completes the team’s lineup solely for the Macau GP Invitational event. The 17-year-old has extensive experience in single-seaters despite his young age, competing in Formula 4 championships in the Middle East and Europe in 2022 before moving up to Formula Regional where he finished as Vice Champion in the 2023 Formula Regional European Championship.
The revitalized Formula 4 South East Asia Championship Certified by FIA visits 3 circuits for the 2023 season. Pinnacle Motorsport will mark its entry at the 70th Macau Grand Prix invitational race on November 10/12. Free Practice and Qualifying will take place on Saturday followed by an 8-lap qualification race and a 12-lap main race on Sunday around the 6.276 km Guia Circuit. The championship then moves to the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia for the final 2 events of the year with 3 races each.
Formula 4 South East Asia Championship Certified by FIA 2023 Calendar
Invitational | November 10-12 (Macau Guia Circuit, China)
Round 2 | November 24-26 (Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia)
Round 3 | December 1-2 (Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia)
John O’Hara, Pinnacle Motorsport Team Director: “It’s good to be back racing in South East Asia and have B-Max Racing with us in the new F4 South East Asia season. We’ve been away from the region since the pandemic and it’s only fitting to mark our return with an event at the historic Macau Guia Circuit. Looking forward to working again with Kai and DRAGON who have driven with Pinnacle Motorsport before. I’d also like to welcome Kaishun and Martinius to the team.”
Accompanying Pinnacle Motorsport on their Formula 4 South East Asia Championship Certified by FIA campaign are partners Motorsport Ireland, B-Max Racing Team and KC Motorgroup Ltd.