New race team happy with ADAC GT Masters debut

Matt Campbell and Marco Seefried finish premiere of Munich based team SSR Performance GmbH with 12th position in second heat

Munich based outfit SSR Performance, which had already made itself a name with building, enhancing and optimizing sports and classic cars, faced a stiff headwind when the team showed up at the sixth round of ADAC GT Masters. The German GT series is one of the toughest in Europe. During the first qualifying session, Marco Seefried put the SSR Porsche 911 GT3 R on 20th spot. He also took the first turn during the first race, experiencing a critical situation not long after the start. Luckily, he and the SSR Porsche escaped unscathed, contrary to some of the competitors.

Matt Campbell, hardened by numerous GT races including the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, qualified SSR Performance’s Porsche 911 GT3 R a remarkable 11th for heat 2. Porsche Young Professional Driver Campbell and Seefried, who since 25 years competes in races all over the world, again shared driving duties. Making the best out of this mixture of speed and experience, the duo finished race 2 in 12th position.      

Stefan Schlund, Managing Director SSR Performance GmbH, Munich, was pleased accordingly. “That’s a result we can build on,” he said. “Thanks to our fast and prudent drivers as well as the active support from Manthey Racing, our team worked well straightaway in one of the most attractive and demanding GT series in Europe.We still have to learn a lot, but with this performance we don’t have to hide ourselves. I would like to thank my drivers Matt and Marco, my staff at SSR Performance and as well the specialists of Manthey Racing. Without them our jump in at the deep end of ADAC GT Masters would not have been so promising. After this successful debut we know, what huge potential lies in our young team.”

Link to press release on adac-gt-masters.de

  • Matt Campbell and Marco Seefried finish series debut of Munich based team SSR Performance GmbH with 12th position in second heat
  • Cooperation between newly formed team SSR Performance and experienced specialists of Manthey Racing worked out brilliantly
  • SSR Performance CEO Stefan Schlund said: “After this successful debut we know the huge potential of our still young team.”

Munich, 17 September 2019 – Successful racing debut for SSR Performance: Drivers Matt Campbell (AUS) and Marco Seefried (GER) brought the Munich based team’s Porsche 911 GT3 R home in respectable twelfth position of the second heat during an eventful sixth round of the ADAC GT Masters series. Stefan Schlund, Managing Director of SSR Performance, emphasizes: “That’s a result we can build on. Thanks to our fast and prudent drivers as well as the active support from Manthey Racing, our team worked well straightaway in one of the most attractive and demanding GT series in Europe.”   

Munich based outfit SSR Performance, which had already made itself a name with building, enhancing and optimizing sports and classic cars, faced a stiff headwind when the team showed up at the sixth round of ADAC GT Masters. The German GT series is one of the toughest in Europe. During the first qualifying session, Marco Seefried put the SSR Porsche 911 GT3 R on 20th spot. He also took the first turn during the first race, experiencing a critical situation not long after the start. Luckily, he and the SSR Porsche escaped unscathed, contrary to some of the competitors.

Matt Campbell, hardened by numerous GT races including the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, qualified SSR Performance’s Porsche 911 GT3 R a remarkable 11th for heat 2. Porsche Young Professional Driver Campbell and Seefried, who since 25 years competes in races all over the world, again shared driving duties. Making the best out of this mixture of speed and experience, the duo finished race 2 in 12th position.       

Stefan Schlund, Managing Director SSR Performance GmbH, Munich, was pleased accordingly. “We still have to learn a lot, but with this performance we don’t have to hide ourselves,” he said. “I would like to thank my drivers Matt and Marco, my staff at SSR Performance and as well the specialists of Manthey Racing. Without them our jump in at the deep end of ADAC GT Masters would not have ended so promising. After this successful debut we know, what huge potential lies in our young team.”

Marco Seefried and Matt Campbell as drivers • Manthey Racing will provide back-up • First race outing for Munich-based outfit

• Marco Seefried and Matt Campbell as drivers
• Manthey Racing will provide back-up
• First race outing for Munich-based outfit

A new team will make their debut in the ADAC GT Masters at Hockenheim next weekend. Contesting the sixth round of the Super Sports Car League, Munich-based outfit, SSR Performance, will field a Porsche 911 GT3 R with Marco Seefried (43, GER) and Matt Campbell (24, AUS) as guest entrants. The team will get support from Porsche experts, Manthey Racing.

SSR Performance GmbH was founded in 2016 by Stefan Schlund. The company has quickly made a name for itself in the construction, restoration and tuning of sports cars and classic vehicles, and the Munich concern now intends to try its hand at motor racing. “We’re really looking forward to our race debut and want to prove our motor racing expertise in one of Europe’s most interesting GT racing series,” said CEO, Stefan Schlund.

The outfit will receive back-up and support in the ADAC GT Masters from Manthey Racing. Bernhard Demmer, Team Principal at Manthey Racing, is looking forward to working with the outfit: “I love new projects. They’re always exciting, and so, we’re delighted to be providing support for SSR Performance in their first race in the ADAC GT Masters and will do our utmost to achieve the best possible results for them at Hockenheim. We have a strong overall package with the two drivers, Matt Campbell and Marco Seefried, the Porsche 911 GT3 R and our combined expertise.”

SSR Performance’s two drivers, Seefried and Campbell, have already gained a lot of experience with the 911. Seefried has raced for many years in a range of national and international GT series and competed in the ADAC GT Masters from 2011-2013. He is also one of Porsche Motorsport’s regular test drivers at Weissach. “I’m looking forward to returning to the ADAC GT Masters,” said the Bavarian.

“The series is very competitive and has evolved a lot since my last race there. Of course, everything will be new to the outfit, but we have plenty of strong elements to our team and are therefore well placed.”

Seefried’s team-mate, 24-year-old Australian, Matt Campbell, has enjoyed plenty of success in recent years, especially in Porsche one-make cups, winning the GTE Am class at the 24-Hours of Le Mans in 2018. He won the 12-Hours of Bathurst in February of this year and debuted in the ADAC GT Masters with Frikadelli Racing’s Porsche in mid-August when he had a good showing in Sunday’s qualifying with fifth place.

Link to press release on automobilsport.com