After three podium finishes at the opening round of the Sprint Cup within the GT World Challenge Europe, SPS automotive performance now has its sights set on another good result at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. At the same time, the team from Willsbach will also be in action in the International GT Open at the Red Bull Ring this weekend.
Willsbach – After three podiums in the PRO-AM class at the opening round of the Sprint Cup in Misano, courtesy of Valentin Pierburg (GER) and Dominik Baumann (AUT), the drivers and team are all highly motivated ahead of the second Sprint Cup event at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. The German/Austrian duo will once again line up for SPS automotive performance in the #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the two one-hour races.
The first race of the weekend gets underway late on Saturday evening at 22:15 (CEST), making it a night race and posing another challenge for the drivers.
Christian Hook (GER), who also fared well with two fourth places at the opening round in Misano, will not race in France. He will join Manuel Lauck (GER) as a guest starter at the wheel of the #40 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the International GT Open at the Red Bull Ring. The duo will race in the AM category and will do battle for points in both races this weekend. Hook took a class victory in the AM class alongside Valentin Pierburg at the opening round of the International GT Open, which took place at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Stephan Sohn, team principal SPS automotive performance: “After the good results in Misano, we are optimistic that we can finish on the podium in our class again. It is definitely not easy in this very demanding series, but I think we will have a good chance again. I also see our car in the International GT Open as one of the favourites for a podium finish.”