SPS automotive performance in confident mood ahead of International GT Open event in southern France

After a good start to the season, with a podium in the International GT Open in Estoril (Portugal), SPS automotive performance is looking for more podium finishes in the PROAM class when it lines up at Circuit Paul Ricard with Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler (both SUI) at the wheel of the #54 Mercedes-AMG GT3. 

The French Grand Prix circuit at Paul Ricard hosts round two of the 2022 International GT Open. The number 54 Mercedes-AMG GT3 and its drivers Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler are looking to back up their successful debut in the International GT Open, which saw them claim a place on the podium in the PROAM class at the season-opener. The duo improved over the course of the opening race weekend of the popular GT3 series and were rewarded with an impressive third place in their class in race two. Spurred on by this eye-catching success, the team from Willsbach is full of confidence ahead of the trip to southern France, where they will line up in races three and four of the season. With eight cars currently registered, the PROAM class has the largest field of any class in the International GT Open and boasts some real quality. However, the two Swiss drivers are confident they can once again hold their own against the opposition and score valuable championship points.
The number 18 Mercedes-AMG GT3, which was run by SPS automotive performance at the season-opener in Estoril, will, as announced previously, contest this season’s remaining races as an independent team, Theeba Motorsport.

The cars take to the track for the first time in the free practice sessions on Friday, 20th May, before Saturday and Sunday each feature one qualifying session and a race.

Stephan Sohn, team principal SPS automotive performance: “Firstly, we would like to wish our friends at Theeba Motorsport all the best for the remaining races in the International GT Open. We are proud to have contributed to their successful start to the season, with two class victories. Our focus is obviously now on the number 54 car. Here too, the start has been very promising. We are very optimistic that we can repeat that result and, with a little luck, do even better.”

Yannick Mettler, #54 Mercedes-AMG GT3: “We were very happy with our opening weekend. We now want to back up that performance and make it onto the podium in our class again. It will be hard work, but I believe we are strong enough as a team to achieve our goals.”