Team: RAM Racing
Birthplace: Palm Beach, FL United States
Residence: Salt Lake City, UT US
For 2013 Gunnar is building on a strong championship season in the ALMS with CORE Autosport in 2011 & a WEC campaign with a Ferrari 458 in 2012. In joining RAM racing based in the UK Gunnar will have his first opportunity to go for a European Championship in the 5 race European LeMans Series with a Ferrari 458 GTE.
Gunnar has a long history at LeMans after becoming the youngest finisher on record in 2000 at the age of 18. Since then the young American has competed at the famed French race 8 times with several class podiums and a best overall finish of 5th with the factory Panoz LMP1 Team. He has raced both in the US & Europe for the Factory Panoz effort and Ford Racing’s sportscar program in addition to several other Private teams. Narrowly missing the inaugural LMPC Championship in 2010 Gunnar came back in 2011 with co-driver Ricardo Gonzalez to claim the title. Gunnar has also recently been involved with the revolutionary Deltawing Program registering the car’s first ever finish at Petit LeMans with partners Nissan & Michelin.
When not driving race cars professionally you can find Gunnar skydiving and BASE jumping. After starting skydiving in 2004, Gunnar caught the jumping bug quickly and has racked up over 1500 skydives and 200 BASE jumps. He’s participated in world record skydives and flown Wingsuits off cliffs in the 3 different continents. Gunnar has also been featured on MTV, People Magazine, USA Today, and several other local & nationwide publications.
Look for Gunnar to be setting the pace and going for more wins in the GTE class worldwide!