Michael Wainwright

Mike came to racing relatively late compared to some of his peers, but nevertheless made an immediate impact.  He made his debut in 2010 in the Dubai 24 Hours in the Renault Clio Cup and finished a creditable 5th in class, and has since gone on to compete on GT racing’s world stage against some of the best names in the business.

Mike began building his own skill levels by taking part in selected races in the 2010 VdeV Endurance GT series driving a Lamborghini Gallardo, he quickly proved himself winning a 3-hour race at Ledenon, in his first few months of competition, before taking on another endurance challenge in the form of the Spa 24 Hours alongside friend Roald Goethe.  Together with their professional team mates, they finished 9th in the GT3 class.

After forming Gulf Racing in early 2011 with Roald as co-team principals, Mike embarked on a season of racing in the Inter-Continental Le Mans Cup which saw him take on and conquer some of the world’s greatest endurance classics.  With the support of Gulf Oil International and driving an Aston Martin Vantage GT2, Mike gained valuable track experience at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Petit Le Mans and the 6 Hours of Spa and Silverstone with his team.

Since then, Mike has raced in Europe in the Blancpain Endurance Series and European Le Mans Series. Most recently driving the Porsche 991 RSR alongside pro-driver Adam Carroll.

Mike combines his racing with a very busy business life.  He lives in Geneva and enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors, skiing and walking, as well as spending time with his young family.