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The HEXIS Racing team was founded in 2002 and started with racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 French Championship. In 2005, while they were doing one of their best seasons in Formula Renault, finished 3rd of the “Teams” championship, the team added another string to their bow by entering a Porsche in the FFSA GT French Cup. During the 2006/2007 closed season HEXIS Racing purchased two new Aston Martin DBRS9s with the view of reaching the international level. Quickly, HEXIS Racing started to amass podium places. The Lédenon-based team took the FIA GT3 European Championship Teams’ title in 2009 and decided to graduate to the newly-launched FIA GT1 World Championship.

In 2010, Hexis AMR was an unexpected runner-up in its maiden season at the top level of Grand Touring racing. 2011 proved to be another tough and hotly-contested season, but the young, enthusiastic and full of talent squad managed by Philippe Dumas did a tremendous job and clinched the FIA GT1 world championship crown.

Hexis Racing entered a new era in 2012, with the arrival of two McLaren GTs to replace the Aston Martins in the team’s workshops, but it still proved to be a real winning machine! It finished runner-up in the FIA GT1 World Championship for Teams, while its drivers, Fred Makowiecki and Stef Dusseldorp, also took second place in the drivers’ ratings missing out on the title by one point! The team holds the 2012 record for the number of pole positions and wins. Looking back at the three years of the FIA GT1 World Championship, Hexis Racing has racked up the highest number of points and wins. The end of the season saw Hexis win again in its sole appearance in the Blancpain Endurance Series at Navarra and in the inaugural edition of the City Challenge in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

For 2013, Hexis Racing chose to return to the French Championship and also put in a Pro cup entry in the Blancpain Endurance Series. But the story couldn’t continue without a top-level sporting project, the partnership of a manufacturer or a wealthy investor. Thus, Hexis Racing decided to shut its doors at the end of 2013. The French squad has quit the racing scene on a high note, after a major exploit in the FIA GT Baku World Challenge.

Record:

  • French Formula Renault: 3rd in the 2005 Teams Championship
  • FFSA French GT Cup: 2nd in 2006 (Porsche, 5 wins)
  • FFSA GT3 French Championship: 3rd in the 2007 Teams Championship (Aston Martin, 2 victories)
  • ADAC GT Masters: 3rd in the 2008 Teams championship (Aston Martin, 1 victory)
  • FIA GT3 European Championship: Runner-up in the 2008 European Championship for Teams and Drivers (Aston Martin 1 victory), 2009 Teams European Champion and Runner-up in the Drivers European Championship (Aston Martin, 3 victories)
  • FIA GT1 World Championship: Runner-up in the 2010 World Championship for Teams and 3rd in the Drivers World Championship (Aston Martin, 3 victories), 2011 Teams World, Champion and 3rd in the Drivers World Championship (Aston Martin, 2 victories), Runner-up in the 2012 World Championship for Teams and Drivers (McLaren GT, 5 victories), Record number of race wins and points scored in the history of the FIA GT1 World Championship
  • Spa 24 Hours: 2 participations, 8th and 15th overall in 2011 (Aston Martin)
  • Blancpain Endurance Series: one race, one pole position, one victory in 2012 (McLaren GT), 1 podium finish in 2013 (McLaren GT)
  • Baku City Challenge: pole position and victory in 2012 (McLaren GT)
  • FIA GT Series: 1 race, (Baku World Challenge) 1 podium finish in 2013 (McLaren GT)

Hexis drivers’ hall of fame…

  • Dan Mc Mullen (Canada, 2002)
  • Nicolas Simo (France, 2002)
  • Ludovic Badey (France, 2002, 2003)
  • Clément Mateu (France, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007)
  • Philippe Dumas (France, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010)
  • Julien Falcini-Joullian (France, 2003, 2005)
  • Pierre-Alain Bournot (France, 2003, 2004)
  • Julien Jousse (France, 2004)
  • Julien Rodrigues (France, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
  • Florian Boukobza (France, 2005)
  • Mathieu Santi (France, 2005)
  • Malo Olivier (France, 2005, 2006)
  • Manu Rodrigues (Portugal / France, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Ulric Amado (France, 2006)
  • Sébastien Chardonnet (France, 2006)
  • Sylvain Milesi (France, 2006)
  • Claude Monteiro (France, 2006)
  • Michaël Rossi (France, 2006)
  • Pierre-Brice Mena (France, 2006, 2008, 2011)
  • Bastien Brière (France, 2007)
  • Geoffrey Dellus (France, 2007)
  • Jean-Claude Lagniez (France, 2007, 2008)
  • Romain Yvon (France, 2007, 2008)
  • Frédéric Makowiecki (France, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Tobias Blättler (Switzerland, 2008)
  • Eric Cayrolle (France, 2008)
  • Michel Frey (Switzerland, 2008)
  • Pedro Lamy (Portugal, 2008)
  • Thomas Accary (France, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Christian Hohenadel (Germany, 2008, 2010)
  • Stefan Mücke (Germany, 2009)
  • Jonathan Hirschi (Switzerland, 2010)
  • Luc Paillard (France, 2010)
  • Stéphane Sarrazin (France, 2010)
  • Yann Clairay (France, 2010, 2011)
  • Clivio Piccione (Monaco, 2010, 2011)
  • Henri Moser (Switzerland, 2011)
  • Andrea Piccini (Italy, 2011)
  • Gilles Vannelet (France, 2011)
  • Laurent Cazenave (France, 2011, 2013)
  • Stef Dusseldorp (The Netherlands, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Grégoire Demoustier (France, 2012)
  • Alvaro Parente (Portugal, 2012, 2013)
  • Rob Bell (United-Kingdom, 2012, 2013)
  • Alexander Sims (United-Kingdom, 2013)
  • Jean-Claude Police (France, 2013)
  • Olivier Panis (France, 2013)
  • Eric Debard (France, 2013)
  • Côme Ledogar (France, 2013)
  • Nicolas Métairie (France, 2013)
  • Kévin Estre (France, 2013)