M it the three women, Matech also has three professional ones Racers fished. Natacha Gachnang was previously in Formula 2. Cyndie Allemann competed in the Formula 3 Euro Series and did her laps in the American series Firestone Indy Lights in 2008 and Rahel Frey drew attention to herself last year with her victory in the Recaro Formula 3 Cup. All three come from Switzerland.
The first test was positive
'I really like the concept of having a female Swiss team', says Allemann. 'I'm already looking forward to being able to show what a women's team is capable of on the racetrack.' The three completed the first test with the Ford GT Girls in Le Castellet, France. 'The test was positive,' says the 23-year-old, who mainly trained in karting last year.
While Gachnang and Allemann also contest the FIA GT1 World Championship in a Ford GT, Rahel Frey will be the last joined the team, will only be used at the Le Mans 24 Hours. 'There is a great atmosphere in the team and it is an honor for me to represent our national colors on a Swiss team,' said Frey. 'Every racing driver dreams of taking part in Le Mans, and this is particularly attractive in an all-women team.'
The women already know each other
'As planned we are competing in Le Mans with a Swiss team consisting only of women, 'says Matech team boss Martin Bartek. 'After they have all started their careers in formula racing cars, the girls already know each other very well. It's nice to see how they are already encouraging each other to get the best out of themselves and the vehicle.'