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.