Profile: Qirex Industries F3600 Anti-Gravity Racing Team
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST / 12 / 2065
DOCUMENT COMPILER: DAMON FAIRCLOUGH (COMMISSION ID: LIVUK32.2), UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE F3600 PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION.
Qirex Industries have been operating within the decaying Russian industrial belt since the early twenty first century, but their involvement in anti-gravity racing dates from an approach made by Holst McQueen following his acrimonious departure from AG Systems in 2045.
McQueen was forced to leave by Pierre Belmondo as his position had become untenable - his relationship with colleague Delia Flaubert had completely broken down. She immediately established Auricom Research and McQueen was anxious that she should not be allowed to continue unchallenged. He took his own proposals for a rival race team to the core management of Qirex and outlined a plan for future race domination based on strictly profit-lead principles. This was the issue over which he had fallen out with Flaubert and Belmondo himself, and it was this principle which would define his future activities.
He remains the team’s Managing Director, although the organisation is now just one part of the massive Overtel corporation, the fastest growing Datacast network in the world. Overtel’s overriding interest remains the maximisation of Datacast audiences, a factor which continues to prove a major problem for Belmondo and his supporters on the F3600 Race Commission. The suspicion remains that Overtel want to acquire the sport’s entire infrastructure with the intention of making fundamental changes to the nature of the competition. Given his love of profit, Holst McQueen has no qualms about being a cog in the Overtel machine.
However, despite all the suspicions and accusations which have dogged Qirex and their corporate owners, the team remains the most successful in the history of anti-gravity racing. They have developed a robust, aggressive flying style and because their heavy craft are virtually impossible to control by anyone other than a supreme expert, they are still the team everyone wants to beat. Kel Solaar, the lead pilot, is notoriously single-minded while Arian Tetsuo, the second pilot, is particularly motivated by a fierce rivalry with her more successful twin sister, Arial. Such passion breeds success.