International GT Open: SPS automotive performance travels to finale in Barcelona with title aspirations

This weekend, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosts the finale of this season’s International GT Open. After the class victory last time out at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler (both SUI) still have hopes of winning the title in the PROAM class in the #54 Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Over the course of this season’s International GT Open, Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler have performed extremely consistently in the #54 Mercedes-AMG GT3, run by SPS automotive performance. The Swiss duo has claimed one class victory and three podiums in the first eleven of this season’s 13 races, and has finished in the points in the PROAM class in almost every race. Coming into the season finale at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain, Müller and Mettler lie third in the PROAM standings with 49 points to their name – just five points behind the leader. As such, the stage is set for an extremely exciting conclusion to the title race in this class. Located in the Catalonia region, the Grand Prix circuit has already proven to be a happy hunting ground for the Willsbach-based team this year. It was here, just two weeks ago, that they won the Pro-Am class to secure the Team title in the Endurance Cup within the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. With this in mind, the signs are optimistic that the team can get a good result and end the season on a high.

Race one at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya lasts 70 minutes and starts at 15:05 CEST on Saturday 15th October. The final one-hour race gets underway at 13:10 on Sunday 16th October.

Stephan Sohn, team principal of SPS automotive performance: “We have had a good season so far. Our consistent results and the excellent showing in Monza have put us right back in the title race. We may not be the favourites to win the title, but that could actually work in our favour. The recent races showed that an awful lot can happen. Perhaps we can cause a shock.”