After a two-year hiatus, the FIA Motorsport Games will be returning and hosted at Circuit Paul Ricard in Southern France from 26th to 30th October. The duel of nations will be held in numerous motorsport categories and will attract teams and drivers from all over the world. SPS automotive performance will enter a Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the GT and GT Sprint disciplines for both Team Germany and Team Swiss.
Team Germany will line up with the drivers Valentin Pierburg, Lance-David Arnold and Luca Stolz. The driver pairing of Pierburg and Arnold will compete in the GT category, while Luca Stolz will tackle the GT Sprint discipline. Pierburg recently won the Pro-Am team classification in the Endurance Cup of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS with SPS automotive performance and celebrated, among other things, the class victory in the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa and the GT3-Am championship in the Asian Le Mans Series this year. Pro driver and TV presenter Lance-David Arnold has successfully taken part in many races for SPS automotive performance in recent years. Current DTM driver Luca Stolz completes the line-up for the German GT team.
The Swiss line-up consists of Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler. Together, the duo will be racing in the GT discipline, while Mettler will additionally represent the Swiss colours in the GT Sprint competition. Müller and Mettler are teaming up with SPS automotive performance in the International GT Open in 2022, where the team has scored one class win and three other class podiums so far. In addition, Yannick Mettler competed for the Willsbach-based team in the Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe last year and took on the challenge of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in 2022.
In the GT competition, two qualifying races and a main race lasting 60 minutes each are held. Here, two drivers share driving duties in each race. The GT Sprint discipline consists of a one-hour race where one driver will compete with his rivals in the battle for victory.
The first practice sessions of the GT competitions will start on Friday, 28th October. The FIA Motorsport Games will then culminate with the GT Sprint race on Sunday, 30th October.
Stephan Sohn, team principal SPS automotive performance: “The FIA Motorsport Games are a great event where many nations come together to contest a wide variety of disciplines. We are happy and proud to be able to enter GT cars for two nations at once. We are highly motivated to achieve the best possible result for both nations.”