SPS automotive performance in contention for the Pro-Am title in GT World Challenge Europe

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is the venue for the finale of this season’s GT World Challenge Europe. This Sunday, the last round of the Endurance Cup marks the final three hours of racing in this year’s championship. SPS automotive performance will again line up with two Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the final outing of 2021 in this high-class SRO series, and is still in contention to win the title in the Pro-Am class.

After nine events so far in the GT World Challenge Europe, SPS automotive performance and its drivers Valentin Pierburg (GER) and Dominik Baumann (AUT), in the #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3, travel to Barcelona in second place in the overall standings in the Pro-Am class. With a good result, the duo, who finished runner-up in the Sprint competition, could still clinch the title in the overall classification. They will be ably assisted by Martin Konrad (AUT), who, as he did in the recent Endurance Cup races, will share the cockpit with Pierburg and Baumann.

Yannick Mettler, Miklas Born (both SUI) and Jordan Love (AUS) start the final race of this season’s Silver Cup in the #40 Mercedes-AMG GT3 again. The trio, which is contesting its first full season in the Endurance Cup in GT World Challenge Europe, has improved continuously throughout the season and has its sights set on securing a good position in the class at the finale.

SPS automotive performance will also line up in the Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series again. After promising results at the last two events, the team is gunning for a podium in its class at the virtual Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The season finale of the GT World Challenge Europe gets underway at the Spanish Grand Prix circuit at 15:00 CEST on Sunday, 10th October.

Jordan Love, Mercedes-AMG GT3 #40: “It is fantastic to be driving in Barcelona again, where I can hit the ground running from the first practice session. I have enjoyed the challenge of getting to know new circuits this season. However, as I already know this track, I can focus fully on getting the maximum out of the car from the outset. It is a fantastic circuit and hope we can build on the strong result we achieved last time out and finish in the top five. The whole SPS automotive performance team has worked very hard this season, and has suffered a number of setbacks, but we have made great progress since our first race in Monza. I am determined to end the season with the best result so far.

Stephan Sohn, team principal SPS automotive performance: “I expect the race in Barcelona to be as exciting as the final round of the Sprint Cup in Valencia. Most teams are bunched very closely in the table. We face a difficult challenge, but are absolutely determined to succeed.”