GT Masters 2020

ADAC GT MASTERS CHAMPION 2020

In a thrilling ADAC GT Masters 2020 season finale, Michael Ammermüller and Christian Engelhart win Drivers’ and Team Championships for Munich-based squad SSR Performance.

The 2020 ADAC GT Masters

SSR Racing Team

Based on the 991.2 generation, Porsche developed the GT3 version for GT racing. Compared to the successful predecessor, the new model features more advanced aerodynamics and kinematics. The six-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 4.0 litres delivers – depending on the applicable FIA Balance of Performance – up to 550 hp. The power is transferred to the rear wheels by a six-speed gearbox operated by paddle shifters. The car weighs in at 1,235 kgs.

The Drivers

Michael Ammermüller – Rennfahrer bei SSR Performance

Michael Ammermüller
SSR Performance Motorsport

In 2007, today 34 years old Michael Ammermüller was very close to landing a seat in Formula One. But when he broke his scaphoid, this dream went down the drain – and a certain Sebastian Vettel was signed by Toro Rosso. But to give up was never an option for Ammermüller. He put his focus on GT racing. In 2008, he made his debut in the German Porsche Carrera Cup, in 2012 followed by the ADAC GT Masters. After two runner-up places in the German Porsche series in 2014 and 2018, he started to shine in the international Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. He dominated the series in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and set a title hat trick. Ammermüller lives in Rotthalmünster in Lower Bavaria.

Christian Engelhart – Rennfahrer bei SSR Performance

Christian Engelhart
SSR Performance Motorsport

Christian Engelhart from Starnberg started his motorsport career in kart racing, before he competed in the German Formula BMW series and had two successful years in the Austrian Touring Car Championship. He changed to GT sports and entered the German Porsche Carrera Cup, becoming vice champion three times. In 2012, his first full season in ADAC GT Masters, he finished third overall. In 2017, Engelhart became champion of the Blancpain GT Series, in 2019 he came second in ADAC GT Masters. In his career, the 33 years old professional GT race driver and driving coach achieved 43 victories and 166 podium positions. Among his career highlights are, besides the title wins in the Blancpain GT and GT Endurance Championship, victories at the 24 hours races in Daytona, Dubai and Zolder.

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In an exciting season finale of the ADAC GT Masters 2020, Michael Ammermüller and Christian Engelhart won the driver and team championship for the German crew of SSR Performance Of in total 14 races SSR Performance was the only team…

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In the ADAC GT Masters 2020, SSR Performance GmbH leads the team classification two race weekends before the end Stefan Schlund, Managing Director SSR Performance GmbH: "We will continue to give everything in the in the final sprint for…

Guest Appearance at Hockenheimring

during ADAC GT Masters

At our race debut at the sixth race weekend of ADAC GT Masters, Matt Campbell (AU) and Marco Seefried (D) clinched a respectable 12th place in the second round with their Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The Managing Director of SSR Performance GmbH emphasizes: “We can build on this. Thanks to our fast and level-headed drivers and the tremendous support from Manthey Racing, our team worked perfectly right from the start at our premiere in one of the most attractive and demanding GT racing series in Europe.”

A Promising Combination

The young and ambitious team from SSR Performance and the experienced crew from Manthey Racing will be competing in the ADAC GT Masters for the first time. The Managing Director of SSR Performance GmbH from Munich emphasizes: “We want to prove our motorsport competence in one of the most attractive GT racing series. The ADAC GT Masters offers high-class and exciting motorsports and is an excellent show case for private teams and at the same time highly professional.

Fascinating GT cars from different brands compete in ADAC GT Masters, and yet the series is still affordable. Thanks to the professional marketing by ADAC and the TV coverage, both the advertising value and the media response are excellent.”

Bernhard Demmer, team manager at Manthey Racing, is looking forward to the cooperation: “New projects are always something exciting. We are therefore very pleased to support SSR Performance during the ADAC GT Masters.”

SSR Performance Feuertaufe GT Masters GT3R Rennsport München Stefan Schlund ADAC 2 Team

Our Racing Drivers during the Guest Appearance

Matt Campbell Rennfahrer SSR Performance

Matt Campbell

The 24-year-old Australian racing driver Matt Campbell was drawn to Germany in 2017, he finished third in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup the same year. He currently competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the Dempsey-Proton Racing team of well-known actor Patrick Dempsey. Among others, Campbell won the GTE-AM class at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans at the wheel of a Porsche 911 RSR.

Marco Seefried ADAC GT Masters Hockenheim Gastrennen – SSR Performance

Marco Seefried

The 43 years old from Bavaria has been successful in numerous national and international GT series for over 25 years. He already competed in the ADAC GT Masters from 2011 to 2013. He is also a regular test driver for the Porsche Motorsport department in Weissach. With his experience and speed, he is of inestimable importance to the still young team of SSR Performance team.