Harris Group continues to support rising young motor-racing driver, Alex Dunne
The Harris Group, Ireland’s leading commercial vehicle distributor has announced an extended two-year sponsorship of up and coming circuit racing star Alex Dunne
The future of Irish motorsport is looking very promising; Alex Dunne (15) is making a big impression in the German ADAC Formula 4 series for his new team US Racing, headed up by Ralf Schumacher and Gerhard Ungar. Supporting Alex on his ambitions is the Harris Group, which has committed to support and sponsoring Alex in his quest to reach Formula 1 .
The teenager from Offaly debuted for US Racing in ADAC Formula 4 at the famous German racing circuit, Hockenheim. Finishing second in two of his races, Alex also posted the fastest lap to finish the weekend as the number one rookie.
At the sponsorship announcement, Denise Harris, CEO of Harris Group said: “For such a young man, Alex has the composure and confidence of someone with much more experience. We have been closely following Alex’s racing career over the past few years and are delighted to be part of his success. However, we know the best is yet to come and we are committed to supporting Alex in his endeavours to reach Formula 1. We are really looking forward to watching him race over the next few seasons as he continues to make his mark in international motorsport”.
In his short career, Alex has already made a name for himself since debuting in the Irish Karting Championship in 2014. Since then, he has been no stranger to the podium with several wins in Ireland, UK and across Europe. 2021 sees him take on Formula 4, initially racing in Spain and now Germany with US Racing.
Commenting on what the backing from Harris Group means, Alex said: “Joining a team like US Racing wouldn’t be possible without the support like this from sponsors such as the Harris Group and I really appreciate their belief in me. Motor racing is something that I love and is in my blood; I’ve been driving karts since I was 9 and really enjoy competing.
“Being able to race with a team like US Racing is a fantastic opportunity. I’ve got a great team and am learning every time I sit in the car.”
Alex’s next races take place on 22nd – 24th October at Hockenheim and 5th – 7th November at Nürburgring. Following that, Alex begins testing for the 2022 season.