After a successful start to the Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe with a class win, SPS automotive performance is aiming to defend its lead in the Pro-Am Cup standings at the second race of the season at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
At the season opener in Imola, Valentin Pierburg (GER), Ian Loggie (GBR) and Dominik Baumann (AUT) claimed class victory in the Pro-Am Cup in SPS automotive performance’s #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3. The trio thus leads the standings in their class ahead of the second race of the season on the Grand Prix circuit of Paul Ricard. After this successful start to the Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe, the team has set itself the goal of defending its lead in the standings with a good result and, if possible, even extending it. Thus, team and drivers travel highly motivated to the Circuit Paul Ricard, where more than 50 GT3 cars will tackle the second round of the season. The race at Paul Ricard traditionally runs over around 1000 km, which places corresponding demands on man and material.
The “1000km of Paul Ricard” is also the last endurance test before the season highlight. At the end of July, the legendary 24h of Spa, which is also part of the Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe, will start at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. More than 70 GT cars are expected this year for the chase twice around the clock on the “Ardennes rollercoaster,” as the Spa-Francorchamps circuit is also known.
On Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. CET, the starting lights at the Circuit Paul Ricard will go green to open the second round of the season.
Stephan Sohn, Team Principal SPS automotive performance: “We are very motivated after the good start in Imola. I think we have a good chance of defending our lead in the Pro-Am Cup. As always, it will be extremely difficult with this strong grid. But I’m optimistic that we can achieve a good result.”