Gulf Racing & McLaren
Gulf Racing is a privately-owned racing team based in the UK. Owner-driver principals Mike Wainwright (GB) and Roald Goethe (D) are long-time friends and business associates with a shared passion for GT racing, who are based in Switzerland and Dubai respectively. The team is operated and managed by the hugely experienced Team Manager David Price from a more logistically-favourable base in southern England.
The joint-principals, who both have an equal share and voice in the company, started racing together in late 2009/early 2010 under the guiding hand of French professional driver, Fabien Giroix, and decided to start their own team in order to have a tailor-made structure and business model in which they could invest and build upon for the future.
After competing first with a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, and later in the ILMC in an Aston Martin Vantage, the team has now taken on iconic tracks such as Dubai, Sebring, Spa, Le Mans and Road Atlanta with some success. The combined experiences and knowledge, together with busy business lives, have led Mike and Roald to enter the European-based Blancpain Endurance Series with the new McLaren GT3 challenger. Gulf Racing also owns the Aston Martin Vantage and is competing this car in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship as part of the AM category.
In the sections below is more technical information on the car and on the drivers.
The Gulf Racing endurance team will be competing in the new McLaren MP4-12C a race version of the new sports car
Rob is a double Le Mans Series Champion (2008 & 2009) that has raced in endurance motor racing for many years
Stuart is a young an exciting driver who has raced with Lotus and Lamborghini and with Aston Martin Racing in the 2009 Le Mans 24Hrs
One of the two gentleman drivers in the team, Mike already has a wealth of experience having raced in the Dubai 24Hrs in 2010 and the Le Mans 24Hrs in 2011