Final push in title race for SPS automotive performance at home race in Hockenheim

The penultimate race of this season’s Endurance Cup in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS sees SPS automotive performance enter the crucial phase in the race for the title. The Willsbach-based team goes into its home race at the Hockenheimring as the Pro-Am class leaders in the high-class SRO series.

The iconic circuit in Hockenheim hosts the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS for the first time, making the penultimate round of the Endurance Cup a home event for SPS automotive performance, which is based just 70 kilometres away in Willsbach. The team lines up in the three-hour race with drivers Valentin Pierburg (GER), Dominik Baumann (AUT) and Ian Loggie (GBR) at the wheel of the #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3. After two class victories at the start of the season, and second place at the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa, SPS automotive performance and Dominik Baumann top the table in the Pro-Am class and are determined to defend their lead with another good result.
Valentin Pierburg, who was victorious in the Bronze Cup at the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, may no longer be in contention for the drivers championship in the Pro-Am class, but he is still looking to back up his strong performance this season and, together with long-term partner Baumann, to bring the team title to Willsbach for the first time. Scotland’s Ian Loggie has only contested the opening race of the season in Imola so far, but rejoins the team for its final push in the title race. With his wealth of experience, Loggie will provide valuable support in the battle for the class win.
The field of about 50 GT3 cars starts the three-hour race at the Hockenheimring at 15:00 CEST on Sunday 4th September.

Dominik Baumann, #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3: “After this season’s good results, we are highly motivated to end the season with two successful races. As always, there will be a lot of opposition and we have already seen that anything can happen in the Endurance Cup. It will definitely be an exciting battle for the class win, and hopefully we can come out on top.”

Stephan Sohn, team principal SPS automotive performance: “Firstly, we are delighted to have a real home race this season in Hockenheim, where we will welcome many friends and partners to the circuit. That gives us even more motivation to achieve a good result. We want to use our home advantage to make sure we are at the top of the table when we head to the finale in Barcelona.”