SPS automotive performance enters the crucial final phase of preparations for the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa (29th July to 1st August) with two races in the GT World Challenge Europe in Misano. Two Mercedes-AMG GT3s will line up for the Willsbach-based team at the dress rehearsal for the endurance classic.
The latest Sprint Cup race in the GT World Challenge Europe, which took place in Zandvoort (Netherlands), produced the first class victory for SPS automotive performance. The team and drivers now head to Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (Italy) as championship leaders in the Pro-Am class. Valentin Pierburg (GER) and Dominik Baumann (AUT) are looking for a good result to defend their lead. The coming race weekend is also the final event before the iconic 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps. As such, the team from Willsbach will take this opportunity to put both cars through their paces again in competitive conditions.
As well as the regular pairing of Pierburg and Baumann, who will contest all of this season’s Sprint Cup races in the GT World Challenge Europe together, the number 40 car will also line up in this weekend’s two 60-minute sprints in Misano. The silver Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be driven by Australian Jordan Love and Lance-David Arnold. The man from Duisburg will take his place at the wheel of the #40 car at the 24 Hours of Spa, alongside this year’s regular endurance crew of Love, Yannick Mettler and Miklas Born (both SUI).
The first race of the weekend starts at 15:00 CEST on Saturday. The lights go green for race two at 14:00 CEST on Sunday.
Stephan Sohn, team principal SPS automotive performance: “We are pleased to be represented with two cars in the Sprint Cup for the first time this year. We obviously want to defend our lead at the top of the table in Misano. However, our focus is also on preparations for the highlight of the season in Spa at the end of July. The field is as strong as always this weekend. However, we showed in the first few races of the year that we are a force to be reckoned with.”