Formula BMW - Jackie Weiss with GU-Racing in 2007 GU Racing -"The story so far..." Team GU Racing competed in its first race on April 8, 2006. Max Wissel, Andrei Harnagea and Jens Hoing competed in the Formula BMW Germany race in Hockenheim....
Formula BMW - Jackie Weiss with GU-Racing in 2007
GU Racing -"The story so far..."
Team GU Racing competed in its first race on April 8, 2006. Max Wissel, Andrei Harnagea and Jens Hoing competed in the Formula BMW Germany race in Hockenheim. One year earlier, the team had competed under the name 4SpeedMedia at the same location and with the same crew. Immediately in the first race, Mexican rookie Sergio Perez Mendoza won a place on the podium and ended the 2005 Formula BMW Championship in 14th place.After two years under the 4speedMedia GmbH banner, the team's name was changed to GU Racing in 2006.The team consists of one mechanic per car and two helpers.All mechanics are supervised by the chief mechanic.Three engineers are responsible for setup and data analysis.The team manager looks after all organizational tasks.Catering staff complete the team.
Harald Schlegelmilch and Andzej Dzikevic achieved 4th place in the team ratings at the Formula BMW 2005 world final in Bahrain. In November 2006, GU Racing is set to compete in the Formula BMW World Final in Valencia. As three drivers have already been confirmed for the 2007 season, there will be a comprehensive parallel testing program. Our experience gained throughout winter test driving will form the basis for the 2007 racing season. The aim is to compete for the championship with both our experienced drivers and to win the rookie title with our beginners.
Preview for 2007 Program
Winning both Formula BMW titles will be our priority in 2007. Nevertheless, there will also be two additional projects. In preparation of our entry into Formula 3, we will complete an entire Formula 3 testing season in 2007, in which our Formula BMW drivers will also participate. The GU Racing School was opened at to the Mallorcan race track. In addition to test drives and other events, GU Racing is also set to host the Formula Cup Mallorca at this track. This cost-efficient racing series is intended as a precursor to Formula BMW.
In 2007, GU Racing will enter five to six cars in Formula BMW Germany.The following drivers are already confirmed:
Jens Hoing -- the experienced Berlin racer will compete for the championship title in 2007.
Max Wissel -- ranked 3rd in the 2006 rookie ratings, he is expected to be a title contender in 2007.
Andrei Harnagea -- intends to gain further experience during his second season and aims to achieve a mid-table position.
Dennis Vollmair -- is expected to be a top contender for the 2007 rookie title.
Jackie Weiss -- will probably be the only female in the German 2007 Formula BMW Championship.She follows in the footsteps of Natascha Gachnang, currently the only female driver ever to have competed in the Formula BMW Germany.
Our Team Structure
Team boss Gunther Unterreitmeier is responsible for organization and acts as a point of contact for the drivers. Due to his level of experience, Thomas Korn has taken over as technical director. GU Racing always appoints responsible persons for important areas such as data analysis.