EU3: Matech Racing pre-season news 2008-02-08

At the dawn of a promising season Matech Racing reveals its new face It is a tradition in the world of motor sport during the inter season period to not only draw up a balance sheet of the past season but to also prepare intensely for the...

At the dawn of a promising season Matech Racing reveals its new face

It is a tradition in the world of motor sport during the inter season period to not only draw up a balance sheet of the past season but to also prepare intensely for the following one This is also the case at Matech, where they were highly at work in order to have the Ford GT GT3, Ford Mustang FR500GT3 and FR500GT4 on peak performance to take on the 2008 competitions with full force..

As had been already on the books during the 2007 season, and once the various championships had been completed, Matech took on the major challenge of moving its infrastructures to new and definite workshops, always located in the immediate vicinity of the Nürburgring circuit, in Germany. The Swiss company's technical team is now based in Mayen, in highly spacious modern workshops able to welcome a fair number of competition cars requiring tuning at any given time. These installations have been split into two quite separate departments, one concentrating on production and the other on competition.

During this past season the Matech team made a name for itself by building and entering the reputable Ford GT cars, principally in the European FIA-GT3 championship, but then an agreement concluded in October 2007 with Ford Racing allowed the company, managed by Martin Bartek to become the exclusive European distributor for the competition versions of the Mustang homologated by the FIA; more precisely the Mustang FR500GT3 and FR500GT4. In addition Matech will be entering the Mustangs FR500GT3 in the FIA GT3 championship and providing a client competition service to all Mustang FR500 owners competing in the FIA labelled events in Europe.

To bring these various operations to a successful end Matech can count on two top-of-the-range reinforcements. On the one hand the German Peter Biermann, who has proved himself in such prestigious categories as endurance series, the DTM, the V8 Star championship as also single-seater racing (F3 and F3000), will now be taking on the role of "Operation Manager". Highly motivated, he will be in charge of managing and coordinating Matech Racing's activities.

At his side we have another German, Marcus Sarach, who has been promoted to Race Team Manager. The latter has also come up from single-seater racing, where he worked with Marco Werner, Heinz- Harald Frentzen, Tomas Enge and Alexander Wurz, to name but these known champions, and he will be putting his experience at the service of Matech Racing during the different events.

Thanks to these new arrivals Matech Concepts can fully concentrate on the upcoming 2008 season, which will see the team competing in the European FIA GT3 and European Cup GT4 events, as also an involvement in various national competitions. A programme which will be detailed shortly in a further upcoming press release.

-credit: matech

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Alexander Wurz , Marco Werner