Creado en 1998 bajo el nombre de G-TEC Sport, nuestra estructura ha tenido éxito en muchas series de monoplazas, desde la Fórmula Júnior hasta el Open Telefónica de Nissan, recientemente conocido bajo el nombre de World Renault.

En 2011, G-TEC creó Virage Academy para ayudar a los pilotos en su preparación física, mental y técnica. Entre ellos, Sergio Pérez, Vitaly Petrov, Giedo Van der Garde, Rio Haryanto y otros 60 pilotos disfrutaron de los servicios de la Academia Virage.

En el invierno 2017-2018 nace el Team Virage para competir con dos LMP3 en la ELMS, VdeV y Le Mans Cup.

Team Virage 2018

Nuestro Equipo

PHILIPPE GAUTHERON

TEAM PRINCIPAL

PHILIPPE GAUTHERON

Philippe Gautheron doesn’t need introduction into the European motor racing world. The French-German enjoys a 30 years experience in motor racing in open-wheels, touring cars, GT and prototypes. Founder and Team Manager of GTEC in Open Telefonica by Nissan and Formula 3, he then took over the technical direction of various GP2, World Series by Renault and A1 GP teams on their way to three world championships. Then, he was also director of Virage Academy, taking care of the formation of a dozen drivers on their way to Formula 1.

JULIEN GERBI

TEAM MANAGER

JULIEN GERBI

Julien Gerbi started his career as a single-seater driver in 2003. After seven years competing internationally in Europe, North America and Middle-East, Gerbi joined Virage Group endorsing the driver coach responsibility in the Academy. He then took over the team management of Fragus Motorsport in Formula Renault 2.0 and Porsche, while directing Campos Racing’s preparation and formation center up to 2017.

RENÉ EDER

TRACK ENGINEER

RENÉ EDER

René Eder has been in charge of the engineering area of many teams in GT, Endurance and Porsche series. Through a career in Europe, North America and Asia, the Austrian was notably at the head of Philipp Eng’s car during his German Carrera Cup and Supercup titles, before orientating towards Endurance races and VLN championships.

GABRIELA PARRA

DATA ENGINEER

GABRIELA PARRA

Gabriela Parra is the youngest engineer of our staff. Following a short single-seater career in South America, the young Venezuelan worked at Campos Racing before joining Team Virage’s adventure in LMP3.

COSIMO FIORILLO

CHIEF MECHANIC

COSIMO FIORILLO

Italian Cosimo Fiorillo is the most experienced mechanic of our team. Passed by the F3, F3000, GP2 series with many international teams, Fiorillo then took in charge the mechanic part of the German team Motopark, on their way to win the 2017 Macau Grand Prix.

Nuestros Pilotos

HENNING ENQVIST

HENNING ENQVIST

Nationality
Swedish

Date of Birth
April 04, 1994

After a short local karting career, Enqvist started his car racing career in Radical, competing punctually in Scandinavian and European Series. Joining Duqueine Engineering in the 2017 VdeV Series, he won the 4h of Le Castellet and scored another podium at Magny-Cours on his way to 6th in the standings. During the winter 2017-2018, he also competed the MRF Challenge, fighting against more experienced drivers on his way to a strong 7 consecutive top 10.

ALEX FONTANA

ALEX FONTANA

Nationality
Swiss-Greek

Date of Birth
August 5, 1992

The ex-Lotus F1 team test driver is currently racing in GT and Touring Car, being official driver for Jaguar and KIA. After a career in single-seater, which saw him racing in Formula Abarth, Formula 3, GP3, World Series by Renault and Formula E, Alex turned to closed cockpit cars, racing for different factory teams. He made his prototype debuts with Team Virage in ELMS.

TOMASZ BLICHARSKI

TOMASZ BLICHARSKI

Nationality
Polish

Date of Birth
August 28, 1981

While Blicharski couldn’t enjoy a proper karting record, the Polish driver started a late career in national prototypes series. In 2017, Blicharski decided to join his first international championship by competing some rounds of the VdeV Series, alongside fellow Polish driver Stefan Romecki and GP3’s Julien Falchero. 2018 will be his first full racing season on the international field, competing in selected rounds of the VdeV Series and ELMS.

JAKE RATTENBURY

JAKE RATTENBURY

Nationality
Welsh

Date of Birth
August 29, 1993

Cardiff’s boy hasn’t followed the usual single-seater path. While other drivers of his generation broke their teeth of their way to Formula 1, Rattenbury went directly to GT cars, showing his skills in Ginetta’s Series before going into bigger GT championships, such as British GT and Blancpain Endurance Series. Now a double Lamborghini SuperTrofeo World Champion, Jake redirected toward prototypes on his dream to win one day the 24h of Le Mans.

JULIEN FALCHERO

JULIEN FALCHERO

Nationality
French

Date of Birth
March 2, 1997

While Falchero didn’t compete long in karting, his ascension to cars has been extremely quick. After a first season in Formula Renault 2.0, which saw him being crowned VdeV Vice-Champion, he directly jumped to the Eurocup Series before joining GP3 in 2017. On his first season, Falchero was a regular Top 10 finisher among an extremely competitive field. He punctually competes in sportscars aside his primary program in the feeder Series.

JAVIER COBIAN

JAVIER COBIAN

Nationality
Spanish

Date of Birth
May 14, 1998

Javier Cobian was one of Spain’s rising karting stars. 2nd of the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy, 3rd in the Spanish Championship, Cobian made his way through the karting steps before joining single-seaters in 2016. While competing in French Formula 4, he scored 7 podiums in his first season, along with two emotional wins in Barcelona and Pau. After some rounds in the Euro Formula Open F3 and the Spanish Formula 4, Cobian decided to switch to sportscars in 2018.

JAKESON CAOUETTE

JAKESON CAOUETTE

Nationality
Canadian

Date of Birth
May 17, 2001

« Jakes » Caouette is Team Virage’s youngest driver in LMP3. At just 17 years old, the young Canadian - residing in Europe for many years - was an official Sonic driver in the French Karting Championship, before jumping into racecars with a full participation in the 2017 Spanish Formula 4 with Drivex.

Calendarios

European Le Mans Series
EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES
TEST LE CASTELLET 10 April
LE CASTELLET 15 April
MONZA 13 May
RED BULL RING 22 July
SILVERSTONE 18 August
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS 23 September
PORTIMAO 28 October
Le Mans Cup
MICHELIN LE MANS CUP
TEST LE CASTELLET 11 April
LE CASTELLET 14 April
MONZA 12 May
ROAD TO LEMANS 16 June
RED BULL RING 21 July
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS 23 September
PORTIMAO 27 October
V de V sports
V DE V ENDURANCE SERIES
BARCELONA 25 March
MAGNY-COURS 22 April
LE CASTELLET 27 May
DIJON 1 July
NAVARRA 2 September
LE MANS 7 October
ESTORIL 4 November
 

Nuestro Coche

Especificaciones Técnicas Standard
MOTOR Nissan Nismo VK50 5.0 litos V8 engine, 420bhp
FRENOS Cilindro maestro, pinzas de seis pistones. Discos de freno de 355 mm delante y detrás
TRANSMISION Caja de cambios secuencial Xtrac de seis velocidades con sistema de cambio de paletas neumático semiautomático de aluminio
PILOTAJE & SUSPENSION Combinación de triángulo doble, biela de empuje y amortiguador de muelle
Volante de liberación rápida
Compuertas de última generación de tres vías
Barra estabilizadora ajustada
ELECTRONICA Magnetti Marelli ECU e interfaz data
de datos Cosworth en el volante
CHASIS Chasis monocasco de carbono
Regulación de la caja de rodillos de acero que cumple con las normas de seguridad de la FIA
Estructura de fibra de carbono
Sistema de jack de aire de alta velocidad
PESO 900kg (930kg peso mínimo reglamentario)
SISTEMA DE FUEL ATL 80 litros
PUESTO DE PILOTAJE Volante multifuncional con pantalla del conductor integrada
Arnés de seguridad de seis puntos aprobado por la FIA
Columna de dirección ajustable
Extintor de incendios aprobado por la FIA
RUEDAS & NEUMATICOS Magnesium 18” rims
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