DC Racing Solutions, one of the four partners of Iron Lynx, a team active in single-seaters and supercar championships, is set to take over the majority shareholding of Prema Racing, something previously held by Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll.
Details of the deal have not been fully revealed, however, it is understood that Current Prema Boss, Rene Rosin, and his father, team founder, Angelo, are to be retaining their shares in the team. Andrea Piccini, team principal of Iron Lynx and one of the four co-owners explained that this was meant to be work together even closer for projects in the future.
“Let’s say that F4 gave us the chance to get to know each other and gave us confidence that we could work together,” said Piccini.
The two entities have a partnership in the Italian F4 since 2019 and recently, collaborated and resulted in Guanyu Zhou winning this year’s Asian F3 title for Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema.
Prema’s is a major player in the open wheeler series, including the FIA Formula 2 and F3, European FRegional, and Italian F4. On the other hand, Iron Lynx’s activities encompass partnerships with Ferrari in the World Endurance Championship, the European Le Mans Series, and the GT World Challenge Europe, as well as independent participation in the Italian F4.
Rosin has explained how Prema has reached its limit with single-seaters with a winning formula, and the move is a way to expand Prema’s activities into other motor racing categories.
“We are looking into something for Prema with what we are doing next, but we are quite flat-out with the single-seater ladder that we have,” explained Rosin. “If you consider overall, we now have all the categories from single-seaters to GTs, and I think it’s a pretty good and positive story.”
Regarding the move, Piccini also added, “We are going to work together more and more, and the idea is to create some new projects together for the future,” He himself was a former Aston Martin Racing factory driver in the FIA GT series, before moving to management.
“But Prema is going to stay what it is: it is such an important motorsport entity that it would be really stupid to try to change it,” Piccini emphasized.