Created in 1998 by Philippe Gautheron under the name G-TEC Sport, our structure gained successes in many singles-seaters series, from the Formula Junior 1.6 and Formula 3 to the Open Telefonica by Nissan – most recently known as World Series by Renault.
In 2011, Gautheron created Virage Academy and was joined by Julien Gerbi in order to assist the drivers’ physical, mental and technical preparation. Among them, Sergio Perez, Vitaly Petrov, Giedo Van der Garde, Rio Haryanto and other 60 drivers enjoyed the Virage Academy services.
In the Winter 2017-2018, Team Virage was born in order to compete with LMP3 in European endurance series such as ELMS, VdeV and Le Mans Cup.
Since 2021, Team Virage has been competiting full time in ELMS, Le Mans Cup and Ultimate Cup Series.
Rob Hodes, an LMP3 driver joining the LMP2 ranks for the first time in 2022, is using his platform to raise awareness for the fight to end human trafficking around the world. Hodes decided to donate his car’s advertising space to the anti-trafficking nonprofit, The Exodus Road. After visiting Thailand several years ago and seeing children and young women on the streets being offered to tourists for sex, Hodes felt deeply disturbed, he said. He eventually connected with The Exodus Road in 2020.
The Exodus Road is a global nonprofit disrupting the darkness of modern-day slavery by partnering with law enforcement to fight human-trafficking crime, equipping communities to protect the vulnerable and empowering survivors as they walk into freedom. Working side-by-side with local staff, NGO partners and law enforcement around the world, The Exodus Road fights to liberate
trafficked individuals, arrest traffickers and provide restorative care for survivors.
Visit the Race to End Human Trafficking page here.