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    The History

    At the age of only 26, company founder Emil Frey opened a repair workshop for motorcycles and road cars in Zurich in 1924. He laid the foundation for the Emil Frey Group, which celebrated its 90th birthday in 2014.

    In 1926, following a meeting with Jaguar-founder Sir Williams Lyons, the worldwide first official import contract with the brand SS Swallows (Jaguar today) was signed. Being a passionate racing driver, Emil Frey competed with different motorcycle brands until 1935, succeeding with many worth mentioning victories such as winning the Grand Prix of Europe in Geneva as well as the Klausen-Race. He not only raced the motorcycles, but also prepared the machines himself. In the 1950s, he also participated in Rallyes and the Concours d´Elegance with racing cars by Jaguar and Austin.

    The set-up of the Emil Frey racing division followed in the middle of the 1960s. The division successfully tuned MINI Cooper S, which were (amongst others) driven by Emil Frey´s son and successor, Walter Frey. In addition, there were many highly successful years with the Triumph Dolomite and the Toyota Celica, which were both crowned with numerous Swiss championship titles in the 70s.

    Emil Frey Racing was successful both on the international Motorsport stage as well as in the Formula Sport. Walter Frey competed in races within Formula 3 and Formula 2. Since 2012, the newly formatted Emil Frey Racing Team laid all focus on the development of the Emil Frey GT3 Jaguar. Following tests, a few race entries and further development stages, Emil Frey Racing has been engaged in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup since the 2014 season. In 2015 and 2016, the team competed in the renowned GT3 championship with one GT3 Jaguar, taking home some considerable successes. The team secured fifth place in the PRO-AM Team Championship, in which a total of 18 teams participated. In addition, the team stormed to third place on home turf at Silverstone in the PRO-AM class in 2015. The Emil Frey Racing GT3 Jaguar crossed the finishing line in eighth place at the traditional 24-hours of Spa-Francorchamps in 2015, only to top the result the following year with the finish of both GT3 Jaguar.

    The private Swiss race team took on a new, exciting task in January 2015: the cooperation of the development of the brand-new Lexus RC F GT3. Following the first participation at long-distance races within the VLN Championship at the Nordschleife, the newly-found Lexus team entered the International GT Open Championship for the 2017 season. After an impressive victory at the opening race in Portugal, the team secured a total of four race wins and three Pole Positions (the very first overall for the new Lexus racing car) and secured third place in both the Teams and Drivers Championship in its debut year.

    2018 was to become the most successful season in the history of Emil Frey Racing. The team competed with one GT3 Jaguar in the Silver Cup of the Blancpain GT Series, whilst two Lexus RC F GT3 took part in the full championship. As for the GT3 Jaguar, which completed its final year of professional racing, as well as for the Lexus RC F GT3 the season was one of the most successful to date. The GT3 Jaguar took two race victories and a total of three podiums, finishing the season on top of the crown by claiming the title in the Silver Cup Endurance Cup Championship. Following a difficult start into its debut season in the highly acclaimed Blancpain GT Series, the Lexus RC F GT3 celebrated the first podium in Silverstone, which was only the fourth race meeting of the year. Just two weeks later, the Emil Frey Racing squad made it even better by winning the 1000 km of Paul Ricard – a fantastic result. The team finished the season with its best-ever result with third place in the Overalls Team Championship.

    A new challenge is now waiting for the Swiss team: for the 2019 season, the team will be cooperating with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. A new chapter, with plenty of more to come. Stay tuned.

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    Lorenz Frey

    Drivers

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    Norbert Siedler
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    Mikael Grenier
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    Albert Costa
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    About Giacomo
    Giacomo Altoè
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    Team

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    Lorenz Frey-Hilti
    Team Principal
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    Jürg Flach
    Technical Director
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    Damian Unger
    Head of Marketing & Events
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    Stefan Rufener
    Assistant to Team Principal
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    Graziano Michelacci
    Head of Track Engineering
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    Mauricio Pinheiro
    Team Manager
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    Marco Schüpbach
    Race / Simulator Engineer
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    Cosimo Prusciano
    Simulations
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    Sebastien Dupertuis
    Performance / Race Engineer
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    Fabio Waser
    Performance / Race Engineer
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    Silvan Rindisbacher
    Engineering & Design
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    Andreas Dietschi
    Engineering & Design
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    Rodion Haliplii
    Engineering & Design
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    Sandrine Saner
    Administration
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    Sandra Jungwirth
    Administration
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    Matthias Ammann
    Purchase
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    Dominic Etter
    Chief Mechanic
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    Christian Gasser
    Car Chief
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    Tomáš Čapek
    Car Chief
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    Rene Becker
    Car Chief
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    Rafael Gautschi
    Mechanic
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    Beat Held
    Mechanic
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    Miroslav Petkov
    Mechanic
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    Mirco Kaufmann
    Mechanic
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    Pavel Nahodil
    Head of Logistics & Tires
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    Dirk Wunderlich (Mope)
    Logistics & Tires

    Workshop

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    Achievements 2018

    1. Position
    Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Silver Cup Driver Championship 2018
    103 Points
    Mikael Grenier / Adrian Zaugg / Alex Fontana
    3. Position
    Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Team Championship 2018
    70 Points
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    3. Position
    Blancpain GT Series Overall Championship 2018
    123,5 Points
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    3. Position
    Blancpain GT Series Silver Cup Driver Championship 2018
    124,50 Points
    Alex Fontana / Mikael Grenier
    6. Position
    Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Team Championship 2018
    50,5 Points

    Partner

    Emil Frey Group
    Emil Frey, the company’s founding father, was just 26 years old when he decided to set up his own business. The keen mechanic forged a career out of his great passion for engines and motor racing by establishing a repair workshop for cars and motorcycles.

    www.emilfrey.ch

    R-M
    R-M®, premium brand of BASF in the automotive refinish industry, is the preferred partner for those who value strong color competence with dynamic, highly-productive business solutions in the bodyshop.

    www.rmpaint.com

    Allianz
    Allianz Suisse – one of the leading insurance companies in Switzerland and part of the international Allianz Group. When it comes to insurance, pensions and assets, private individuals and companies rely on Allianz Suisse’s comprehensive services and products.

    www.allianz.ch

    New Balance
    The New Balance story began in Boston, Massachusetts in 1906 with shoe inserts for people with foot problems. Today, New Balance is one of the world’s most innovative manufacturers of running shoes.

    www.chrissports.ch

    OMP
    OMP is a world leader in the design and production of motorsport safety equipment.

    www.ompracing.com

    Motorex
    MOTOREX products worldwide are mentioned in the same breath as racing triumphs, top quality and industrial excellence.

    www.motorex.com

    Stickerei Stingelin
    Stickerei Stingelin – your stitchery expert from Sennwald.

    www.stickerei-stingelin.ch

    Hertz
    Hertz – The largest car rental company in the world, providing quality rental service for over 90 years. Operating in approximately 150 countries worldwide, Whether renting a car for a business or leisure, Hertz has a wide range of luxury, sports and hybrid vehicles available to meet every car rental need.

    www.hertz.com

    Würth AG
    The Würth AG – Our core areas of expertise include trading fastening and assembly materials: from screws, screw accessories and anchors right through to tools, chemical/technical products and occupational protection equipment.

    www.wuerth-ag.ch

    Fulltex AG
    ID® is one of the leading suppliers for Corporate Wear, Work and Activ Wear. Every day, we dress Europe’s companies and events, underlining the joint Corporate Identity. The Fulltex AG is partner and importer for Switzerland.

    www.fulltex.ch

    Galliker Transport AG
    Galliker – Galliker Transport AG is built on extensive experience gained through a longstanding family tradition. Transport and logistics are our world, and we aim to meet the needs and requirements of our customers in every way possible.

    www.galliker.com

    MF Fleetmanagement AG
    MF Fleetmanagement AG has been operating in Schlieren, Switzerland, as a fully owned subsidiary of the Emil Frey Group since August 2013. Our long-serving employees are passionate about taking care of our customers’ specific needs.

    www.mf-fleetmanagement.ch

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