After the summer break, the fifth DTM event of the season will take place at the Nürburgring. Laurens Vanthoor (BEL) and Dennis Olsen (NOR) will be chasing points in the two SSR Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R.
– Fifth DTM weekend takes place at the Nürburgring
– Laurens Vanthoor in #92 and Dennis Olsen in #94
Munich. The DTM starts the second half of the season this weekend. At the legendary Nürburgring, a top speed of up to 265 km/h awaits motorsport fans on site.
SSR Performance competes with the two Porsche 911 GT3 R in the unmistakable green against the prominent field of drivers. Porsche contract driver Dennis Olsen celebrated his first podium finish at the Norisring. Team colleague Laurens Vanthoor impressed with another race to catch up and scored points in the #92 car. All chances are still open in the championship, but they have to step on the gas pedal on the 3.629-kilometre sprint track in the “Green Hell”. The upward trend of the last few rounds is to be pursued and expanded.
The squad from Munich is currently in sixth place in the team ranking. However, with a deficit of 41 points, nothing is decided yet. SSR Performance intends to take advantage of the eight remaining races.
The team is supported by the EDAG Group, Allianz Generalvertretung Wolfram Blank e.K., Becker Carbon, DC AVIATION, Hochwald Sprudel, itWheels by tyremotive, KW Suspensions, Laco watches, MOTUL, NIMEX, Riemensperger Mechanische Werkstätte GmbH and Valuniq Business Consulting.
This year, SSR Performance can once again count on the support of NIMEX. NIMEX has been one of the leading suppliers of motorsport accessories and equipment for over 40 years. The customer base includes professional racing teams between touring cars and GT vehicles, as well as formula vehicles and LMP prototypes. But amateurs and beginners can also benefit from the know-how and get advice from internationally experienced employees. In addition, NIMEX offers maintenance work and revisions according to FIA standards in its in-house service department.
Stefan Schlund, Team Owner: “The long summer break was good for the team. Everyone was able to relax and spend time with family. We are looking forward to the weekend at the Nürburgring and hope to finish in the points with both cars.”
Mario Schuhbauer, Team Principal SSR Performance: “We are happy to be at the Nürburgring after the summer break. We want to take the upward trend from the Norisring with us and have continued to work on our performance as a team. Last year we were able to gain a little experience at the guest start. For us, the focus is clearly on the team championship. The goal for this weekend is to be in the top 3.”
Laurens Vanthoor, driver #92: “I was on the road a lot in the first half of the season, so I thoroughly enjoyed the summer break. I was involved in many different projects, but now I can fully concentrate on the DTM. The first weekends didn’t go according to plan, so I hope we can now put the problems behind us. I like the Nürburgring – the aim is to finish on the podium.”
Dennis Olsen, driver #94: “It was nice to spend a few weeks in Norway. We are ready to attack at the Nürburgring. Ending the first half of the season on a podium was very positive for us. We would like to continue to follow this trend. We’ve seen that we’re competitive, but we need to keep working on ourselves. I look forward to the challenge!”
The provisional time table for the DTM Weekend at Nürburgring
Friday, August 26, 2022
12:10 – 12:55 Free Practice 1
15:45 – 16:30 Free Practice 2
Saturday, August 27, 2022
10:15 – 10:35 Qualifying 1
13:33 – 14:33 Race 1
Sunday, August 28, 2022
10:00 – 10:20 Qualifying 2
13:33 – 14:33 Race 2
Points after the fourth round at Norisring
1. Mirko Bortolotti / GRT – 89 points
2. Sheldon van der Linde / Schubert Motorsport – 80 points
3. Rene Rast / Team Abt – 79 points
12. Dennis Olsen / SSR Performance – 40 points
15. Laurens Vanthoor / SSR Performance – 30 points
1. Schubert Motorsport – 111 points
2. GRT – 87 points
3. Abt Sportsline – 81 points
6. SSR Performance –70 points
About SSR Performance
The young and dynamic Munich based SSR Performance GmbH was founded by a car and motorsport enthusiast. The exclusive automobile company has had an exciting start to 2020. After moving to a new High Performance Automotive Center in the north of the Bavarian metropolis, which has seven floors and around 10,000 square meters of floor space, the motorsport department at SSR Performance had its first full season in the ADAC GT Masters 2020 on the program ended with Michael Ammermüller and Christian Engelhart winning the driver and team classification as well as the title in the team championship. Another year in the ADAC GT Masters followed in 2021, with Michael Ammermüller and Porsche factory driver Mathieu Jaminet competing for SSR Performance. After winning the title in the debut season, the team continued the success story as vice champion.
For SSR Performance GmbH, which takes care of repairs, maintenance and service of sports cars and vintage cars of all brands in their day-to-day business, motorsport is an integral part of the still young group of companies.
Stefan Schlund, CEO of SSR Performance GmbH from Munich emphasizes: “For us, our involvement in races with GT sports cars offers an excellent platform to demonstrate our competence in motorsport and the sports car sector derived from it.”
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