International GT Open – First Round in Estoril

Team SPS automotive performance started on 29th – 30th April 2017 at the first event of the International GT Open season 2017 at the Circuito Estoril. The driver duo Valentin Pierburg and Tom Onslow-Cole piloted the SPS Mercedes AMG GT3 with number # 20 in the ProAM class.

Early in the free practice and the qualifying it was clear that the competition in this series is very strong. In the qualifying session, the SPS Mercedes AMG GT3 was able to secure grid position 7. In the first race on Saturday, Tom Onslow-Cole took over the first stint. In the first race, team SPS automotive performance was able to reach P6 in class and P13 overall. On Sunday Valentin Pierburg took over the cockpit of the SPS GT3 for the start of the second race. Under difficult weather conditions the second race was similar to Race 1: In the end it was also the sixth place in the class rating and P14 overall.

To close the gap between these two races and not to get bored SPS automotive performance will do the 24h race in Paul Ricard with another Mercedes AMG GT3. The race, on one of the nicest racetracks, is already coming weekend – 5th until 7th of May.

The exact schedule, live timing and live stream can be found at:

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