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.
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.
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.
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.
Complete F2RWRS results
|2014||Lola F2-14||BMW P87||TUR||MON||FRA||GBR||AUT||GER||NED||BEL||HUN||CZE||ITA||POR||ESP||CAN||USA||8th*||35*|
|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*|
Complete Lotus Racing League results
|2012||Lotus T130||Cosworth V8||ITA||ESP||FRA||NED||GER||GBR||0*||NC*|
Complete Rejects of LFS results