Hydook Racing

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Hydook
Hydook logo twitter.png
Full Name Hydook Racing Team
Base Flag of Croatia svg.png Zagreb, Croatia
Founder(s) Anton Bosevic
Bratislav Bosevic
Team Principal(s) Anton Bosevic
Technical Director {{{Technical Director}}}
Current Drivers Flag of Croatia svg.png Anton Bosevic
Flag of Germany svg.png Johannes Rueckert
Other Noted Drivers
Debut Flag of Turkey svg.png 2014 F2RWRS Turkish Grand Prix
Races 10
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 1
Points 24
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0


Hydook Racing Team is motor racing team based in Zagreb, Croatia. The team is specialised in open-wheel series and is now participating in 2014 F2RWRS season, running drivers Anton Bosevic and German Johannes Rueckert.

History

2013: Founding

After a dismal season in Hungarian Suzuki Swift Cup in 2009, Anton Bosevic started completing people, equipment and knowledge to form his own racing team, planning to promote young drivers from Balkans and Central Europe. Shortly after announcing his plans to compete in 2014 season of F2RWRS, Mirko Bosevic joined the team and provided backing from many prominent Croatian companies and Croatian tourist board. After succesfully submitting their entry, Anton Bosevic was signed to be the first driver, to reduce the cost of signing two drivers. Shortly after, Johannes Rueckert was given an offer to be their second driver. Anton signed him and announced completing the 2014 squad shortly after.

2014: Maiden season

After promising pre-season test sessions, the first race of the season was a disappointment. Rueckert qualified 9th and Bosevic took the 19th spot, and both didn't finish their debut race, Johannes had to stop after just after seven laps when a wheel on his car worked itself loose, and Anton retired with a puncture, resulting in a Reject of the Race title. In Monaco Hydook finally had their time to shine as both Anton and Johannes finished in points (respectively 7th and 5th), and in France Johannes saved team's honor by finishing 5th once again, although the German was on track for a podium with just a few laps to go. British Grand Prix once again saw Hydook struggling in the back and eventually not finishing the race, and in Austria Anton and Johannes were classified 9th and 15th. German Grand Prix saw the spike in Hydook performance when Rueckert qualified 3rd and maintained his position until Tanner Jason took him out of contention. Shortly after electrical problems kicked in and Johannes had to retire. Anton Bosevic finished 9th and expressed his disappointment shortly: "Jason you f**king idiot!". Dutch Grand Prix was another great qualifying performance from Rueckert squandered by electrical failure. The real pinnacle of Hydook's performance came at the Hungaroring, where Johannes Rueckert finished second, with Anton adding three points to the tally with his 6th position.

Other series

F3RWRS

Hydook Racing Team took over Ecurie Albertini and entered the 2015 season with a junior team backed by Aegean Airlines, signing Branko Ristic and Carsten Jancker as drivers. After a dismal season with a hastily built car, the team announced their withdrawal from F3RWRS after 2015.

Street Racing League

Shortly after The Vanderbilt Cup Francois Albertini announced that after months of negotiations his team - Albertini Siderurgia GP - was sold to Hydook and renamed as Hydook GP. Unfortunately for Hydook, the series was abruptly cancelled, leaving the purchase of Albertini Siderugia GP moot.

Lotus Racing League

Hydook Racing expanded their operations with another series, entering the Lotus Racing League as Hydook Racing, running a car for Goran Jordanovic, Croatian driver from Rijeka, in three rounds - France, Netherlands and Germany.

Rejects of LFS

In 2014, Hydook competed in RoLFS running Anton Bosevic (who decided to step off from driving in F2RWRS), with Belgian Alexandre Dorval as the second driver. For 2015 Sebastian Groves had intended to take Bosevic's place, but Groves went to F1RWRS instead and RoLFS Comission appointed Benoît Voeckler and Jules Vergne to replace Groves during Blackwood and Westhill rounds respectively after the team failed to respond Comission's letters of notification of driver change. The team choose to quit from the series afterwards, and Team Rojo and Racing Team Solvalou would take Hydook's slot.

TMRRC

Anton Bosevic decided to retire from track racing and was set to debut on rally stages with a new-born rally division of Hydook. However, with their expansion in open-wheel and touring car racing, their rally programme was put on hold.

Results

Complete F2RWRS results

Year Chassis Engine # Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 CC Pts
2014 Lola F2-14 BMW P87 TUR MON FRA GBR AUT GER NED BEL HUN CZE ITA POR ESP CAN USA 8th* 35*
14 Flag of Croatia svg.png Anton Bosevic Ret 7 Ret Ret 9 9 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret 8 12 Ret
Flag of Italy svg.png Enrico Molinaro Ret
15 Flag of Germany svg.png Johannes Rueckert Ret 5 5 Ret 15 Ret Ret 8 2 17† 6 Ret 5 6 Ret
2015 Lola F2-15 Aston Martin AM-88 TAS RSA TUR MON FRA GBR GER NED BEL POR ITA SIN JPN USA 100 N/A* 0*
16 Flag of Germany svg.png Johannes Rueckert
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Phil McCracken
Flag of Macedonia svg.png Branko Ristic
17 Flag of Italy svg.png Enrico Molinaro

Complete Lotus Racing League results

Year Chassis Engine # Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 Points CC
2012 Lotus T130 Cosworth V8 ITA ESP FRA NED GER GBR 0* NC*
56 Flag of Croatia svg.png Goran Jordanovic

Complete Rejects of LFS results

Season Driver BL SO FE KY WE AS Points CC
2014 Flag of Croatia svg.png Anton Bosevic 15 18 10 6 7 8 9 18 10 7 16 15 6* 9th*
Flag of Belgium svg.png Alexandre Dorval 16 9 2 12 16 12 12 20 17 9 14 7

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