Following two decades as the leader of Masters, Ron Maydon has secured a promising future for the company he founded in 2004. As he prepares to step down from his daily responsibilities, Maydon’s passion and values will continue to be upheld. Leading the way at GP Extreme is Fred Fatien, a seasoned racer and car enthusiast who has long been a supporter of Masters. With an intimate understanding of the racing community Masters represents and the potential it holds, Fatien is well equipped to take on this role.
Masters Historic Racing is set to remain in full operation for the 2024 race season, with the current organisational team at the helm. As part of their expanding lineup of motorsport events, GP Extreme will also add the Masters Historic Racing team to their roster, alongside popular races like the Dubai Historic Grand Prix. Fans can expect the published 2024 Masters Race Schedule to stay intact, marking the start of an exciting new phase for Masters.
The newly established motorsport organization aims to carry on the legacy of Masters’ creator, Ron Maydon, while also promoting a love for vintage racing as it moves forward in its journey under the name of Masters Historic Racing.
For the past twenty years, Masters has established a unique style of historic racing and an internationally recognized brand. Founder Ron Maydon expressed his pride in the accomplishments of their small yet exceptional team, which started with one historic Formula 1 grid in 2004 and now extends worldwide. However, as he nears his 73rd birthday, Maydon acknowledges the need to spend more time with his supportive wife, five children, and thirteen grandchildren, along with his motor racing friends around the globe. Therefore, he has decided it is time to find someone to lead Masters into its next phase. Fred and his team at GP Extreme will be taking over and bringing their enthusiasm and fresh ideas while embracing the ethos of Masters. Rest assured that Rachel, the current Masters team, and Maydon himself will continue working throughout the 2024 season to ensure a successful future for Masters.