SPS automotive performance lines up with two cars at the Hungaroring

SPS automotive performance will field two Mercedes-AMG GT3 at round four of the International GT Open. As well as the Swiss duo of Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler, Valentin Pierburg (GER) and Dominik Baumann (AUT) will also contest the two races at the Hungaroring.The Grand Prix circuit near Budapest is the venue for round four of the International GT Open. Dexter Müller and Yannick Mettler are currently third in the PROAM table, following their impressive fightback at the wheel of the #54 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the endurance race at Spa-Francorchamps. Müller and Mettler have their sights set on another good result in Hungary, as they look to defend third place in the championship in their black and red Mercedes-AMG GT3.This weekend, they will be supported by Valentin Pierburg and Dominik Baumann, who are set to make a guest appearance in the International GT Open and will also line up in the PROAM class in the #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3. Pierburg, who won the PROAM title in the 2018 International GT Open, and Baumann finished runner-up in the Pro-Am category in last year’s Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe. This season, Pierburg and Baumann have won both races so far in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, and lead the Pro-Am class in this prestigious GT3 series. Austrian Baumann has also been involved in GT3 racing for many years. The 2012 FIA GT3 European champion and runner-up in the 2015 ADAC GT Masters has started for the Willsbach-based team in various racing series for a number of years.The Hungaroring is one of the slowest circuits on the International GT Open calendar. Despite being 4.4 kilometres long, it offers very few overtaking opportunities. This makes a good grid position important, in order to score as many points as possible at the home of the Hungarian Grand Prix. The first race of the weekend is on Saturday 9th July and lasts 70 minutes. Race two follows on Sunday and is 60 minutes long.Dominik Baumann, #20 Mercedes-AMG GT3: “We are very much looking forward to the weekend in the International GT Open. My partner Valentin has particularly fond memories of this series. It is also a great opportunity for us to do a test run for the 24-hour race in Spa. Every kilometre on the track is important. Personally, I also have good memories of the Hungaroring I won my last race here a few years ago. This is another reason why I am looking forward to it so much.”

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