Hitech Racing

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Hitech Racing
Motor racing team
Founded 2002
Country  United Kingdom
 Brazil
Team Principal(s) United Kingdom Ryan Sharp
Brazil Rodrigo Contin
Current series Brazilian Formula Three Championship
Former series British F3
GP2 Series
Formula 3 Sudamericana
Drivers
Drivers' titles 2007 British F3 (Asmer)
2013 F3 Sudamericana (Guimarães) 2013 Formula 3 Brazil Open (Guimarães) 2014 Formula 3 Brazil Open (Guimarães)
Teams' titles 2013 F3 Sudamericana

Hitech Racing is a British motor racing team. It was founded in 2002 by Dennis Rushen and David Hayle. The team started racing in the British Formula Three Championship in 2003. The team also competed in the South American Formula Three Series, namely the Formula 3 Sudamericana.[1] Currently the team competes in Brazilian Formula Three Championship.[2]

History[edit]

Formula Three[edit]

In its first season, Hitech scored five pole positions and six podium finishes, with drivers Danny Watts and Eric Salignon. Andrew Thompson also contributed some points finishes. Watts finished the British F3 Championship in 5th place in a season that included a memorable win at Castle Combe. In the Korea Super Prix, guest driver Richard Antinucci achieved Hitech's first international race win.

In the second season, 2004, Thompson was retained and joined by drivers Marko Asmer, James Walker, and Lucas Di Grassi. Di Grassi had two wins and was classified in eighth place overall. Another of that year's highlights was a podium finish on Di Grassi's début at the Macau Grand Prix. Asmer managed to finish the championship closing the top 10.

In 2005, Hitech retained Asmer and brought in Tim Bridgman from Formula BMW. Asmer was the best of the duo, scoring no less than five second places, but missing out on an actual win, even so managing to snatch the fourth place in the championship.

For 2006, Hitech brought back James Walker, alongside James Jakes and Salvador Durán, with Jakes finishing 8th, Walker 9th and Durán 10th in a poor season that only heralded one podium finish (achieved by Walker).

In 2007 Hitech retained the services of Marko Asmer who joined Austrian Walter Grubmuller for an assault on the British F3 Championship. Hitech and Asmer took the title, scoring 11 poles, 11 wins (from 22 races) and 9 fastest laps. Marko Asmer secured the title long before the final round and in the end by a margin of 85 points from Maro Engel.

2008, Walter Grubmuller has been joined by the youngest driver in the sport, Max Chilton.

2012, Bazilian Felipe Guimarães took 4 wins and two poles to end fourth with Hitech Racing Brazil in the Formula Three Sudamericana series.

2013, Hitech's Brazilian ace Felipe Guimarães took both the Formula 3 Brazil Open and the Formula Three Sudamericana series titles, winning 13 races and obtaining 7 poles and 12 fastest laps in the process.

2014, Bazilian Felipe Guimarães defended his Formula 3 Brazil Open title with Hitech Racing Brazil in January 2014 at the 2014 Formula 3 Brazil Open with his team-mate Victor Franzoni finishing second.

GP2/GP3 Series[edit]

Main article: Minardi Piquet Sports

In 2004, Hitech partnered with Piquet Sports to enter the GP2 Series. As of 2007, the team enters the competition as Minardi Piquet Sports.

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