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Formula 1

Gachot was considered one of the sport's most promising young drivers. He was signed by the newly-formed Onyx team, having played a role in attracting the team's Moneytron sponsorship from the erratic Jean-Pierre van Rossem and partnered with the experienced Stefan Johansson.

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The team was well-funded but late in getting their car prepared. As a new entrant they were consigned to the hugely competitive Friday morning prequalifying sessions and it wasn't until the French Grand Prix that Gachot made it onto the grid. There he impressed, starting 11th (two places ahead of Johansson) and ran in the points until battery problems dropped him to an eventual 13th and last.

1990 was initially more promising as he switched to the Coloni team. The small Italian outfit had signed an exclusive deal with Subaru to use their new Carlo Chiti designed Motori Moderni built 1235 flat-12 engine and Gachot was selected to drive the sole entry.

However, the engine was overweight and underpowered, resulting in an ill-handling car that rarely ran for more than a few laps and Gachot didn't look like getting out of prequalifying. Subaru withdrew entirely after the British Grand Prix. After that the car ran with a Cosworth DFR engine and performances improved; the withdrawal of Onyx ironically promoted Gachot to the main qualifying sessions but the car still wasn't quick enough and he failed to make the grid all season.
Despite this Gachot was still highly regarded and was signed to lead the new Jordan Grand Prix team, well-backed by 7-Up and using Ford HB engines. The Gary Anderson designed 191 was a good car and after some initial reliability problems became a regular points scorer; Gachot finished 5th in Canada and 6th twice. He gathered considerable acclaim for his Grand Prix performances and for winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in a Mazda (with co-drivers Johnny Herbert and Volker Weidler). However, shortly after setting fastest lap at the Hungarian Grand Prix his season was cut short by a two-month prison stint, received for spraying CS gas on a London taxicab driver after a traffic altercation (his race seat was filled temporarily by then-unknown Michael Schumacher, making his Formula One debut).

Image 2When he was finally released from prison after two months, he had missed four Grands Prix (including his home Grand Prix in Belgium). He travelled to Suzuka to try and retake his Jordan seat from Alessandro Zanardi. The team refused, though Gachot found employment with Larrousse, replacing the injured Éric Bernard for the Australian Grand Prix. He failed to qualify the unfamiliar car but impressed the team enough to be offered the seat for the following season.

In later years, Gachot has concentrated on his business interests which include marketing "Hype", a high-energy beverage; he still keeps his contacts with Formula One and owns an F1 website.

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racing record

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Complete International Formula 3000 results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrant1234567891011DCPoints
1988 Spirit/TOM's Racing JER
Ret
VAL
2
PAU
Ret
SIL
2
MNZ
Ret
PER
Ret
BRH
Ret
BIR
5
BUG
4
ZOL
6
DIJ
4
5th21

Complete Formula One results

Year EntrantChassisEngine1234567891011121314151617WDCPoints
1989 Moneytron Onyx Formula OneOnyx ORE-1Ford DFR 3.5 V8 BRA
DNPQ
SMR
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
MEX
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
CAN
DNPQ
FRA
13
GBR
12
GER
DNQ
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR ESP       NC0
Rial Racing Rial ARC2Ford DFR 3.5 V8                             JPN
DNQ
AUS
DNQ
 
1990 Subaru Coloni RacingColoni C3BSubaru 1235 F12 USA
DNPQ
BRA
DNPQ
SMR
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
CAN
DNPQ
MEX
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
                  NC0
Coloni Racing Srl Coloni C3CFord DFR 3.5 V8                 GER
DNPQ
HUN
DNPQ
BEL
DNQ
ITA
DNQ
POR
DNQ
ESP
DNQ
JPN
DNQ
AUS
DNQ
 
1991 Team 7UP JordanJordan 191Ford HB4 3.5 V8 USA
10
BRA
13
SMR
Ret
MON
8
CAN
5
MEX
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
6
GER
6
HUN
9
BEL ITA POR ESP JPN     13th4
Larrousse F1 Lola LC91Ford DFR 3.5 V8                               AUS
DNQ
 
1992 Central Park Venturi LarrousseVenturi Larrousse LC92Lamborghini 3512 3.5 V12 RSA
Ret
MEX
11
BRA
Ret
ESP
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
6
CAN
DSQ
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
14
HUN
Ret
BEL
18
ITA
Ret
POR
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
  19th1
1994 Pacific Grand Prix LtdPacific PR01Ilmor 2175A 3.5 V10 BRA
Ret
PAC
DNQ
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
DNQ
GBR
DNQ
GER
DNQ
HUN
DNQ
BEL
DNQ
ITA
DNQ
POR
DNQ
EUR
DNQ
JPN
DNQ
AUS
DNQ
  NC0
1995 Pacific Grand Prix LtdPacific PR02Ford EDC 3.0 V8 BRA
Ret
ARG
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
12
GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR PAC
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
8
NC0

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

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YearClassNoTyresCarTeamCo-DriversLapsPos.Class Pos.
1990 GTP 201 D Mazda 787Mazda R26B 2.6L 4-Rotor Japan Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Germany Volker WeidlerUnited Kingdom Johnny Herbert 148 DNF DNF
1991 C2 55 D Mazda 787BMazda R26B 2.6L 4-Rotor Japan Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Germany Volker WeidlerUnited Kingdom Johnny Herbert 362 1st 1st
1992 C1 5 M Mazda MXR-01Mazda (Judd) MV10 3.5L V10 Japan Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.France Oreca United Kingdom Johnny HerbertGermany Volker WeidlerBrazil Maurizio Sandro Sala 336 4th 4th
1994 GT2 48 D Honda NSXHonda-935 3.0L V6 Germany Kremer Honda Racing Germany Armin HahneFrance Christophe Bouchut 257 14th 6th
1995 GT1 47 D Honda NSX GT1Honda 3.0L Turbo V6 Japan Honda Motor Co. Ltd. Germany Armin HahneItaly Ivan Capelli 7 DNF DNF
1997 GT1 30 G Porsche 911 GT1Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 Germany Kremer Racing France Christophe BouchutUnited States Andy Evans 207 DNF DNF

American Open Wheel racing results

CART

YearTeam12345678910111213141516RankPoints
1993 Dick Simon Racing Australia
SRF
United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
12
United States
MIS
United States
NHM
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
United States
MDO
United States
NZR
United States
LS
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hype energy drinks

The functional Drinks Brand. #HYPEMEUP

Hype Energy was one of the first energy drinks to hit the market way back in 1994. Originally launched by Hard Rock Café founder Barry Fox, Hype Energy became heavily involved in motor-sport by first sponsoring the Arrows Formula One team and subsequently Benetton F1, Williams F1, a NASCAR outfit and several motorbike teams. Associated with the Formula One party lifestyle and with a strong presence in the paddock, Hype Energy committed huge funds to sponsorship in order to achieve global recognition and establish worldwide distribution.

In 1997, former Formula One racing driver and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Bertrand Gachot, signed a distribution agreement with Hype Energy in order to introduce the product to France. Gachot was one of a handful of distributors who remained seriously committed to the brand and in 1998 he approached the Swiss licensor to buy the company holding the Hype Energy trademarks.

In May 2000, after two years of negotiation, Gachot came to an agreement and restructured the company. Until 2000 Hype Energy had four products in its portfolio: Hype MFP with a strawberry and cranberry flavour, Hype Energy Morning Rush with a citrus flavour, Hype Passion Attack with passion fruit and Hype Night Boost with peach.

In May 2000, the company launched a new version of Hype Energy into selected markets. The culmination of 18 months of development, Hype Energy now used fresh fruit juice, contained ten vitamins and had no artificial colours or preservatives, as it was pasteurised. The improved Hype Energy product gave the company a substantial boost.

It was first launched in France and the Persian Gulf, then the USA and Canada, and by 2001 it had achieved significant global growth. Today, the Hype Energy drink range comprises Hype Energy, Hype Energy MFP, Hype Energy MFP Zero Max, the low-calorie Hype Energy Enlite, Hype Energy Shots and, the newest flavour, Hype Energy Up.

The brand is now present in more than 40 countries across the globe from the USA, Canada, Honduras and Panama to Africa and the Middle East. Hype Energy is manufactured in the USA, Canada and the Netherlands, and has marketing headquarters in Europe and Dubai.

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Dubai head office:

601 JBC 2 tower,
Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, UAE
tel: +971 43124313
email: info@hype.com

UK Office:

Suite 5, 39 Irish Town,
Po Box 466, Gibraltar
tel: +44 870 4718523
email: info@hype.com

Hype Marketing Spain:

Centro de negocios Puerta de banus,
Bloque E, ofi.38-44
Camino del angel S/N
29660 Nueva Andalucia, Spain
tel:+34 952 813 050
email: info@hype.com

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