D: GU-Racing announce 2007 drivers

GU-RACING Team announce 6 drivers for Formula BMW 2007. Before the official team-presentation of GU-RACING in January team-principal Günther Unterreitmeier announced the 6 drivers who will participate in Formula BMW 2007. In the second season...

GU-RACING Team announce 6 drivers for Formula BMW 2007.

Before the official team-presentation of GU-RACING in January team-principal Günther Unterreitmeier announced the 6 drivers who will participate in Formula BMW 2007. In the second season of GU-RACING, the team will be the biggest in Formula BMW Germany. With this GU-RACING will increase for the season 2007 in important parts like public marketing and their personal as well. The sporting aim for the new year is clear: To win the championship with one of the experienced drivers and to win also the rookie-title with one of the fast GU-RACING Rookies. All the 3 drivers of the premier season 2006 are driving for GU-RACING Team in 2007, too.

Each of the 3 Rookies will be given to the side of one of the experienced drivers - with this the driver-pairs are the following:

Driver-pair 1: Max Wissel (17) and Dennis Vollmair (17)

As BMW-junior Max was third in the Rookie-championship 2006 and 11th in the overall-ranking. His highlights were Rookie-wins and Place 2 in Oschersleben. Max aim is not only to score more than this second place with his first victory, with his experience he will fight for the title. On his side will be the established ex-karting driver Dennis Vollmair. Without any experience in formula racing, Dennis was still the fastest driver at the Formula BMW solarship in Valancia. Surprised was Günther Unterreitmeier after the first testing days with Dennis in Hockenheim. His lap-times were constantly on a high level. So that GU-RACING is looking for the rookie- championship with him

Driver-pair 2: Andrei Harnagea (18) and Nikolay Varbitzajev (17)

The decision was clear very late that Andrei Harnagea could race the past season with GU-RACING. The missed winter testing made the year 2006 more than difficult for Andrei. After his learning-season the 18-years Andrei from Rumania wants to reach the top-10 positions. This is also the aim of Nikolay Varbitzajev, after driving a whole testing-year with GU-RACING in 2006. The Bulgarian - just known as "Coco" in the team - is also the hope for the rookie-title 2007.

Driver-pair 3: Jens Höing (19) and Jackie Weiss (16)

Normally the step-up to Formula 3 was planed for Jens for 2007. But his results of the past season were not like his aims - only place 14 in the championship. Jens showed speed, but constancy wasn't his goody, he preferred collisions like nobody else. In 2007 Jens should bring all together from the beginning of the first race to drive for the championship- win. Together with GU-RACING, he decides for this solution, so that Jens will make the step-up to Formula 3 in 2008. He will build the driver-pair together with Jackie. She is the youngest of the GU-RACING drivers. Jackie should learn very fast in her premier-season. She took part in karting races in America the last years. For her entry in professional Formula racing she comes back to Europe. Jackie, who is born in Germany, will live in Switzerland.

Günther Unterreitmeier: "We are absolutely convinced that we chosen the right drivers for 2007. GU-RACING established oneself in Formula BMW in just one year. Sure we make professional work. But every time we want to have fun as well, this is part of GU-RACING. Personally for me, I am hoping for a victory at every race weekend since now - because of this is the ultimate fun! The first race will be at the end of April and I am still looking for the new season since the last race 2006! So we could organize the Formula Cup Mallorca in the winter which starts at the end of January. Collateral to the Formula Cup Mallorca we will offer testing days in Formula BMW.

-credit: www.gu-racing.com

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Andrei Harnagea , Jens Hoing , Dennis Vollmair , Max Wissel