After the successful opening round of the Sprint Cup in the GT World Challenge Europe, SPS automotive performance is targeting more podium finishes in the Pro-Am class in the second event at the Dutch circuit.
Willsbach – After a successful start to the Sprint Cup in the GT World Challenge Europe in Magny-Cours, where the SPS automotive performance team narrowly missed out on the class victory, the team from Willsbach once again has its sights set on the podium in the Pro-Am class.
Valentin Pierburg (GER) and Dominik Baumann (AUT) will again alternate at the wheel of the #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3. The duo currently lies third in the Pro-Am Drivers’ Championship in the Sprint Cup within the GT World Challenge Europe, just two points off the lead. With a good result in the two one-hour races this weekend, Pierburg and Baumann could take the lead in the Pro-Am class in the competitive SRO series. Were they to do so, SPS automotive performance would also climb into first place in the Team competition. The team performed strongly at the Dutch Grand Prix circuit last year, and ended the race weekend with two class podiums.
Race one of the GT World Challenge Europe in Zandvoort gets underway at 13:30 local time on Saturday 19th June. Sunday’s second race starts one hour later, at 14:30. Both races last one hour.
Stephan Sohn, team principal SPS automotive performance: “The opening round of the Sprint Cup was very promising. The top of the Pro-Am class is very evenly matched and we have the chance to top the table at the end of the weekend. We have two demanding races ahead of us. We want to take our chances and will give it our all.“