SPS automotive performance bullish ahead of second half of this season’s International GT Open

The International GT Open enters the second half of its season at the Red Bull Ring this weekend. After seven of the 13 races, Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler (both SUI) of the SPS automotive performance team currently lie fourth in the PROAM class in the #54 Mercedes-AMG GT3, and still have every chance of a top result in the championship.

The second half of the season in this year’s International GT Open kicks off this weekend at the Austrian Grand Prix circuit. After the turbulent first four rounds, the Swiss duo of Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler find themselves in a promising fourth place in the PROAM standings – just four points behind the second placed drivers. Müller and Mettler line up together in the black and red #54 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of SPS automotive performance as they head into the second half of the season, which consists of six races spread over three weekends. Having finished in the points with the #54 car in almost every race, the Willsbach-based team is optimistic it can continue this run of form. The PROAM is traditionally the class with the most competitors in the International GT Open. The high and even standard across the PROAM class has repeatedly produced spectacular racing and thrilling battles throughout the current season. Müller and Mettler come into the second half of the season looking to hold their own again against the strong opposition, and to finish as high up the championship table as possible.
The 70-minute opening race at the Red Bull Ring starts at 16:40 CEST on Saturday 10th September. Race two, which lasts one hour, gets underway at 13:05 CEST on Sunday.

Stephan Sohn, team principal SPS automotive performance: “We can be very satisfied with the first half of the season. We consistently finished in the points, even though we had some bad luck once or twice. It is still all to play for in the championship, and we are optimistic that we can make up a few positions in the standings.”