Laurens Vanthoor (BEL) and Dennis Olsen (NOR) are ready for the next challenge in the DTM. At Spa-Francorchamps, the two Porsche 911 GT3 R drivers will be chasing points. Olsen had recently celebrated the second place at the Nürburgring.
- Sixth DTM weekend takes place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
- Laurens Vanthoor in the #92 and Dennis Olsen in the #94
Munich. SSR Performance has secured podium finishes at both the Norisring and the Nürburgring, showing that the team is competitive. The next DTM stage on the 7.004-kilometre circuit at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) is now on the agenda. The two SSR Performance Porsche 911 GT3 R are maneuvered through the 19 corners by factory drivers Laurens Vanthoor and Dennis Olsen. The world-famous Eau Rouge causes a stir among fans and drivers with an 18% incline.
The Munich squad is currently in third place in the DTM team championship. However, with six races remaining, nothing is decided. The focus in Belgium is clearly on renewed top positions for the #92 and #94 in the hard-fought field of drivers.
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.
Stefan Schlund, team owner: “We are slowly but surely entering the final spurt of the season – there are still three race weekends ahead of us and after last Sunday’s podium we are coming to Spa with positive expectations and clear goals. On Laurens’ home track we want to collect a lot of points. The track has technical sections, but the driver and team are focused and I’m confident we can continue to build on our points tally here.”
Mario Schuhbauer, team principal SSR Performance: “We are highly motivated for Spa and hope to be able to drive up front with both cars. In the last three events we want to do our best again and fully exploit our potential.”
Laurens Vanthoor, driver #92: “Spa is my home race, so to speak, so I’m hoping for a good weekend all the more. The races at this track are usually very exciting and offer the fans a lot of action.”
Dennis Olsen, driver #94: “I’m looking forward to Spa! We had a good weekend at the Nürburgring, so we want to continue this trend. It’s important to finish in the points, another podium would obviously be even better. The circuit is completely different from the Nürburgring, the high-speed corners will make it exciting. I don’t think it will be easy, but we will do our best. The team is very motivated!”
The provisional time table for the DTM Weekend at Spa
Friday, September 9, 2022
12:15 – 13:00 Free Practice 1
15:15 – 16:00 Free Practice 2
Saturday, September 10, 2022
10:05 – 10:25 Qualifying 1
13:33 – 14:33 Race 1
Sunday, September 11, 2022
10:05 – 10:25 Qualifying 2
13:33 – 14:33 Race 2
Points after the fifth round at Nürburgring
1. Sheldon van der Linde // 110 points
2. Mirko Bortolotti // 89 points
3. Lucas Auer // 85 points
9. Dennis Olsen // 59 points
16. Laurens Vanthoor // 30 points
1. Schubert Motorsport // 149 points
2. Abt Sportsline // 128 points
3. SSR Performance // 89 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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