SSR Performance with an unrewarded hunt for points
Michael Ammermüller (GER) and Mathieu Jaminet (FRA) were able to secure important points for the championship on Saturday. After an unlucky qualifying it was all about pushing in Sunday’s event. Mathieu Jaminet showed an incredible stint and caught up to seventh place until he got taken out of the race due to a collision with an opponent in the final lap.
- SSR Performance secures important points for the championship
- P6 in the first race
- Unrewarded chase in Sunday’s ADAC GT Masters race
After Mathieu Jaminet set the best lap time during the first free practice, the goal was clear for Saturday’s qualifying. But due to three red flags in the timed practice and the resulted interruptions, there weren’t many opportunities to get the tyres up to temperature. The French Porsche factory driver had to be satisfied with the ninth starting position.
During the first race of the ADAC GT Masters in Zandvoort, important points for the championship were secured. The duo of the striking green Porsche with the number 92 crossed the finish line on the sixth place.
Sunday’s qualifying session proofed to be another challenge for the Munich based team. Lots of traffic and a session interruption led to the 15th starting position for the reigning champion Michael Ammermüller in the Porsche 911 GT3 R.
While it wasn’t possible to overtake during the first half of the race, it was time to score in the final 35 minutes. Mathieu Jaminet used the undercut and took over on twelfth position. A thrilling chase led to the seventh position and important points for the championship. However, the maneuvers weren’t rewarded. The SSR Performance Porsche was taken out of the race due to a collision with an opponent on the final lap.
The fourth ADAC GT Masters weekend will take place August 6 until 8 at Nürburgring.
Wolfgang Hatz, Teamchef SSR Performance
„Today our entire team showed an incredible performance. Especially having fought to P7 in the final lap was outstanding. Unfortunately, our efforts weren’t rewarded. But nevertheless, we are leaving Zandvoort leading the championship and will work hard to increase our gap at Nürburgring. It was a tough weekend but overall I’m very satisfied with the work of the team.”
Stefan Schlund, Teameigentümer SSR Performance
„I think that the contact in the final lap was absolutely uneccessary. When you are not part of the championship fight, you don’t need to do something like that. We’ve put on a great show and that’s why it’s especially disappointing that we weren’t rewarded for it. We’ll come back stronger at the next race!”
Michael Ammermüller, Fahrer SSR Performance
„The race today was a real challenge. My stint wasn’t ideal and it was difficult to overtake. The second stint was the important one. Mathieu was able to attack and we showed a stronger performance than on the previous day. We could have gone home with important points and a seventh place, but unfortunately a collision with another car took us out of the race in the final lap. The initial result would have been really important for the championship fight.”
Mathieu Jaminet, Fahrer SSR Performance
„Obviously, I’ve got mixed feelings about the weekend. With P6 and our performance on Saturday we can be quite happy. After the unsuccessful qualifying it could have been the perfect race today. We were on our way to finish on P7 and could have gotten nine points. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. So, it’s been a disappointing end to the weekend. But to look at the positive things: We’ve had a great performance of the car in the second race and we put up a good show. Not many people overtook in this race and we showed it was possible, almost made it. For sure we have to learn from this weekend as a team. I’m looking forward to the next one and hopefully we’ll have strong races at Nürburgring.”
Results 1st race ADAC GT Masters Zandvoort (NL):
- Ricardo Feller/Christopher Mies, Montaplast by Land Motorsport, Audi R8 LMS GT3
- Maro Engel/Luca Stolz, Meredes-AMG Team Toksport WRT, Mercedes-AMG GT3
- Nick Yelloly/Jesse Kron, Schubert Motorsport, BMW M6 GT3
6. Michael Ammermüller/Mathieu Jaminet, SSR Performance, Porsche 911 GT3 R
Results 2nd race ADAC GT Masters Zandvoort (NL):
- Charles Weerts/Dries Vanthoor, TEAM WRT, Audi R8 LMS GT3
- Maximilian Buhk/Raffaele Marciello, MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF-HTP/WWR, Mercedes-AMG GT3
- Rolf Ineichen/Franck Perera, GRT GRASSER RACING TEAM, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO
DNF: Michael Ammermüller/Mathieu Jaminet, SSR Performance, Porsche 911 GT3 R
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.
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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