Since 2013, Blancpain’s involvement in the world of motorsports has taken a symbolic new turn with the creation of a team bearing the brand colours, Blancpain Racing. This team registered in Switzerland proudly flies the Swiss flag, like the Blancpain watches featuring the famous Swiss Made inscription.
Marc A. Hayek
Powerfully symbolising the brand’s active commitment, Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain, has been taking part in almost all the championships partnered by Blancpain. This year, he will competing in the Blancpain Sprint Series and the ADAC GT Masters. In 2011, he won the Amateur Championship title of the ADAC GT Masters from among a starting field of about 38 dream sports cars.
Peter Kox entered motor-racing through karting and the Marlboro Challenge ‘83. In 1987 he became a professional driver and has maintained that status to this day. In the 1990s, he drove different types of formula cars and was a workdriver for BMW, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Honda and Spyker. Peter Kox has also won some legendary races such as the 24 Hours of Spa. In more than 25 years, Peter Kox has built a great career in formula and GT racing. After 2000 he concentrated on endurance racing in fast GT-cars and still belongs to the top drivers in this class. In 2003 he won the Le Mans 24 Hours race in GT1 with a Prodrive Ferrari. In 2010, Peter Kox won the ADAC GT Masters in the PRO category and in 2011 in the PRO-AM category. In 2011 and 2012, Peter had a full program, mainly for Reiter Engineering, in partnership with Lamborghini. Since 2009, Peter Kox has been co-driver in every championship – Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, Blancpain Endurance Series, ADAC GT Masters, Blancpain Sprint Series – and in each race with Marc A. Hayek and has been sharing the success of the Blancpain team.
THE NEW LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO GT3 FLII
Blancpain Racing will line up for the Blancpain Sprint Series and ADAC GT Masters at the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FLII. With its over 600 HP, V10 engine, this Gallardo was developed to achieve impressive performances over long distances, and particularly in 24-hour endurance races.