Matech Concepts

Matech Concepts was founded in 2006 Swiss auto racing company, exclusively developed racing cars in the Ford brand. Under various names put Matech also even Gran Turismo vehicles in different championships one.



Matech Concepts was founded in 2006 by Martin Bartek. The company's headquarters was Geneva, while the vehicles were built in a factory town in Mayen. As of 2007, the GT3 version of the super sports car Ford GT was built and used. According to the rules of the group GT1 Matech developed from 2009 also a racing version of the Ford GT. In developing the racing versions of the Ford GT Matech was supported by Ford and equipped the car with engines that were supplied by Ford partner Roush Yates.

In addition Matech was the official dealer for the produced by Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang FR500 GT3 group. A planned racing version of the Ford GT on the technical regulations of the category LM GTE has been announced but not implemented. After the death of Bartek Matech ended his activities. Due to the unclear situation of the company, there were difficulties in delivery of spare parts. The German company lambda performance took over the development and supply of spare parts, the GT3 version of the Ford GT.

Motorsports History

From 2007 until 2009, we put the Matech Ford GT itself developed in the FIA ​​GT3 European Championship at. After the debut year in Matech Racing with up to three vehicles, the team won the 2008 Matech GT Racing team the title of the European Championship and was with Thomas Mutsch and Ian Khan third in the drivers' standings. 2009, the newly developed Ford GT was used in the FIA ​​GT Championship, to test the vehicle for the coming year in racing.

With the introduction of the modified rules of the group in 2010 GT1 Matech Competition Ford GT participated with two of the newly advertised FIA GT1 World Championship. The former Formula 1 driver Enrique Bernoldi was initially presented as a driver, but moved before the first race to Vitaphone Racing. Matech started then with the driver pairings Thomas Mutsch and Romain Grosjean and Natacha Gachnang Cyndie Allemann and into the season. After a serious accident Gachnang to qualify for the race in Abu Dhabi, the second car was only used again in the next event. In the following race, different pilot shared the cockpit of this Ford GT. Mutschmann became vice world champion after Grosjean had left the team mid-season and his place was Richard Westbrook committed. Matech Competition reached fifth place in the team standings.

At the 24 - hour race at Le Mans in the same year Matech Competition Ford GT could start with two - including an all-female team with Natacha Gachnang, Cyndie Allemann and Rahel Frey. Both Ford GT did not finish the race.

In 2011, Matech Competition took no racing activities and sold the GT1 versions of the Ford GT to Belgian Racing and Marc van der Straten, the Marc VDS Racing team had already used two 2010 Ford GT in the FIA ​​GT1 World Championship.


FIA GT1 World Championship