m² Competition

Training tomorrow’s racing star like no other team…

Going the extra mile

Both our engineering and technical staff take pride in their work and will go the extra mile to provide the best service whilst supporting our drivers in the best possible way.

Working as ‘One Team’, having a good atmosphere, working hard but having fun, and connecting with the drivers are some of the core values of M2 Competition.

Not only do we aim to provide the best training platform for the drivers, but we also put the crews together according to the different personalities. This in order to create the best possible chemistry within the team, both on and off the track.

Experience at your service

Our M2 Competition staff can pride themselves on having extensive experience in motor racing, ranging from the entry level categories such as Formula 4, going all the way to DTM, WEC and Formula 1.

Our engineering staff have won most of the major championships in single seater, GT and touring car. We also have won the Castrol Toyota Racing Series team and driver championships on multiple occasions, of course, with both the previous and the current car.

Our technicians have similar racing experience, with most of the No1 mechanics working in DTM, our No2 mechanics and truckies having worked with us in TRS for many years, while our chief mechanic Matt brings Formula 1 experience to the team.

Having worked at all levels of motorsports including manufacturers, allows us to train our drivers not only for the basic tasks, but helps us get them used to all the details expected from a professional driver at higher levels. We make a point of adapting to every driver’s experience.

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Out of 106 races and 70 qualifying sessions we have had:

29 pole positions  (41%)
36 fastest laps (34%)
125 podiums (on average over 1 driver on the podium every race) of which
45 are race wins (42%)

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For the past three seasons with the new FT50 car (46 races and 30 qualifying)

24 pole positions (80%)
22 fastest laps (48%)
87 podiums (just under 2 per race) of which
32 are race wins (70%)

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Over the past 7 seasons we have had the pleasure to work with:

Lance Stroll: F4, FIA F3 and TRS champion. Williams Formula 1 driver.
Earl Bamber: Le Mans 24h winner. Porsche Factory driver.
Alex Lynn: GP3 Champion, Macau GP Winner, DS Virgin Racing driver.
Lando Norris: MSA Formula, FR 2.0 and TRS Champion, FIA F3 driver.
Artem Markelov: Formula 2 driver.
Jordan King: British F3 champion, Formula 2 driver.
Nick Cassidy: TRS and Japanese F3 Champion. Toyota Factory driver.

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But also:

Pedro Piquet: Brazilian F3 champion, FIA F3 driver.
Rafaelle Marciello: FIA F3 Champion, Mercedes GT driver.
Egor Orudzhev: World Series FV8 driver.
Dennis Olsen: Porsche GT Junior driver.
Arjun Maini: Haas F1 Junior driver, GP3 driver.
Jehan Daruvala: Force India F1 Junior driver, FIA F3 driver.
Marcus Armstrong: Ferrari F1 Junior driver, F4 driver.

Jonathan Moury

Co Team Owner - Chief Engineer

Born in Brussels, and nicknamed “Flex”, Jonathan had a record breaking 2010 season in LMP2 with Strakka Racing, which saw them winning the Le Mans 24h in their class. He then went on to work for BMW Team RBM in DTM, with whom he is still involved, engineered Artem Markelov in GP2, and was team manager at Prema Racing in GP2.
Moury’s exposure to motorsport is not just restricted to his engineering and management duties as he started his career at Pi Research working in multiple series, including the America’s Cup. He also competed internationally in karting, single seater, touring cars and GT racing before focusing on his engineering career.
Jonathan has extensive experience of working with professional drivers, including Sebastien Bourdais, Alex Lynn, Augusto Farfus, Joey Hand, Tom Blomqvist, Bruno Spengler, Danny Watts, Jonny Kane, and of course all the young drivers who have driven for M2 over the years.

Mark Pilcher

Co Team Owner - Chief Mechanic

New Zealander Mark has been working in the motorsport world top formulae for twenty years including stints in ChampCar, WRC, A1GP and GP2.
Mark had a successful 2009-2010 season with Triple X Racing in TRS. This saw them winning the New Zealand Grand Prix twice and finishing second in the driver championship with Earl Bamber.
Previous to this Mark was involved with A1 GP Team.NZL, which followed a five year adventure in the American motorsport scene – a period where he worked alongside leading drivers such as Indy Car champion Scott Dixon (Conquest Racing) and Paul Tracy (Forsythe Racing).
He also worked in the World Rally Championship with Suzuki.

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