SPS automotive performance lines up in GT World Challenge Europe

As it did last year, SPS automotive performance will start in this season’s GT World Challenge Europe. Valentin Pierburg (GER), Ian Loggie (GBR) and Dominik Baumann (AUT) will alternate at the wheel of the black #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the high-class SRO series.

Last year’s runner-up in the Pro-Am class of the GT World Challenge Europe, SPS automotive performance will again go up against the best teams and drivers in GT3 racing in 2022. The black #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3 will once again go in pursuit of points in the Pro-Am class in the Endurance Cup. 2021 runners-up Valentin Pierburg and Dominik Baumann will be supported by Ian Loggie this year. The Scottish driver is the reigning Pro-Am champion in the British GT Championship and has already made a number of successful appearances for SPS automotive performance in 2022. Together with team-mate Valentin Pierburg, he won the GT3-AM class in the Asian Le Mans Series and the Gulf 12 Hours. Loggie and Pierburg also finished an impressive second in the GT3-AM class at the 24 Hours of Dubai.

Dominik Baumann and Valentin Pierburg have been racing together in the GT World Challenge Europe since 2020. During this period, they have claimed many class victories and podium finishes in the Pro-Am class. This includes the class victory in the final race of the 2021 Endurance Cup at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. SPS automotive performance will also start at selected events in the Sprint Cup within the GT World Challenge Europe. The exact dates will be announced at a later date.

Stephan Sohn, team principal SPS automotive performance: “We are very much looking forward to the season-opener in Imola. Despite the slightly reduced programme this season, our expectations are still high. Having finished runner-up last season, we want to challenge for the title in the Pro-Am class in the Endurance Cup again. I believe we are well positioned with our Mercedes-AMG GT3 and our experienced pair of drivers, and that this goal is definitely possible.”

2022 calendar for the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup*:

1st-3rd April: Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola
3rd-5th June: Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km
28th-31st July: TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa
2nd-4th September: Hockenheimring
30th September – 2nd October: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

*) subject to amendment by the organiser