Brazilian driver Jonatan Jorge (Pitbull Energy Drink/Montoya Racing) has formalized a representation agreement with former BAR Formula 1 team Co-Founder/Race Operations Director and former partner of Reynard - Rick Gorne - to his management company GOMAN, in a long-term contract with immediate effect.
Jorge, who has come from an impressive performance in the Southern Series of the Formula Dodge Championship, which included the "Rookie of the Year" title, is looking to compete in a British Formula series in 2003. "We were successful in achieving the goals set for Jonatan's career up to this point," said the driver's brother Jeff Jorge Jr.
"The management agreement with Rick Gorne, of GOMAN, comes at a very special time for those of us involved in Jonatan's career. Rick has an outstanding background as a driver manager, particularly as denoted by his work with renowned drivers such as Gil de Ferran, Max Papis, Luciano Burti, Anthony Davidson, and recently Alex Yoong, just to name a few. His ability to manage and leverage successful settings in the international motorsports arena is extraordinary, and we feel very privileged to have Jonatan under his care."
"There was great affinity regarding work ethics and interpersonal aspects, which facilitated our talks. The qualities that Jonatan has demonstrated on the track, and his solid performance in the Formula-3 event in Turkey, are in line with a project that Rick and GOMAN have been devising, aimed at Formula 1."
"There has been a shared vision of Jonatan's talent and his potential in the world of auto racing, and we are all very confident that such vision has the potential of becoming a reality," Jeff Jorge concluded. "I am very happy and fortunate to be managed by Rick. His knowledge and experience in Formula 1, and racing as a whole, are key to the continued development of my career. I look forward to what we can accomplish together in times to come," said the driver.