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In 1973 Hermann Zele, founded a road car workshop at the Teams present base in Einersdorf, Bleiburg, Austria.

Since 1997 the target has moved away from road cars towards racing cars. In 2001 Hermann Zele, a motorbike racer (Puch 250 SGS) back in the sixties, decided together with his son Michael to set up a racing team.

Following working experiance for Dr.Marko´s RSM Marko F3000 Team and the Formula Ford Team of Walter Lechner sen., Michael Zele acquired a couple of Opel Lotus 2.0 cars to compete in the Interseries in 2001. With privateers Peter Milavec and Christoph Hingartner Zele-Racing finished 1st and 2nd overall with a couple of races to go in the same year.

Building on the first year´s success, with Hermann Zele retiring and Michael Zele taking over the company, the team was heading for the all new Telefonica World Series by Nissan the following year. Both 2002 and 2003 seasons in the World Series by Nissan had a positive impact from the sporting side, but proved economically difficult. Towards the end of 2003 the decision was taken to pull out of the World Series and the focus was set on the Superfund Euro3000 championship for the 2004 season.

The ties with championship and teams´s sponsor Superfund, dating back to 2003, became stronger and Zele-Racing was entiteld to take over the development and running of the stillborn Formula Superfund prototype at the end of 2004.

From 2007 Zele-Racing is mainly focusing on customer car projects in BossGP, Interseries, European and Austrian Hillclimb championships, Formula Renault, Le Mans Series and private testing.

From 2010 Zele-Racing is also offering racing, trackdays and professional testing with its GP2/05 and GP2/08 cars. Zele-Racing competed successfully in EuroBOSS, BOSSGP and Austrian Hillclimb Chamiponship.

In 2012 the Team entered the AutoGP World Series Championship and has since scored several Podiums and a maiden race win at Marrakech in 2013. The Drivers competing for Zele-Racing in over the past two years include famous names like Antonio Pizzonia (BRA), Christian Klien (AT), Narain Karthikeyan (IND), Luciano Bacheta (GB), Sergio Campana (IT), Giacomo Ricci(IT), Tamas Pal Kiss (HUN) and many more!