The second DTM event of the season takes place at the Lausitzring this weekend. At the first German race of the year, SSR Performance is highly motivated to go for points with Laurens Vanthoor (BEL) and Dennis Olsen (NOR).
- SSR Performance goes into the second event of the DTM at the Lausitzring
- Laurens Vanthoor in #92 and Dennis Olsen in #94
Munich. This weekend, SSR Performance will compete in the DTM at the Lausitzring with two Porsche 911 GT3 R. 17 teams start on the 4.601 km long track. Turn 1 in particular, will be a spectacle for the fans: Up to three vehicles can drive next to each other in the banked turn and the wall along the start-finish straight often offers the opportunity for collisions.
After the cars first competed at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao at the end of April and SSR Performance collected a few points, the aim is to further improve the results in Germany.
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Stefan Schlund, Team Owner SSR Peformance: „We are well prepared for the upcoming races in Lausitz. The whole team works very concentrated and focused. With the necessary amount of luck, I am fully convinced that we can achieve good results with our two 911s.“
Mario Schuhbauer, Team Principal SSR Performance: „We are looking forward to the race weekend at the Lausitzring. Our team is well prepared and our goal is to finish on the podium. We will do our best to achieve that.”
Laurens Vanthoor, driver #92: „I’m really looking forward to the race. I last competed at the Lausitzring about 10 years ago. After our test days we should be relatively well prepared. Turn 1 in particular will definitely be exciting. We were able to improve in every session in Portugal, and that’s the goal this time as well.”
Dennis Olsen, driver #94: „We are well prepared and ready to step on the gas pedal at the Lausitzring. The motivation is high and of course we want to achieve better results than last time. We were testing at the Lausitzring and think we can compete with the front runners. I am really looking forward to the weekend!”
The provisional time table for the DTM Weekend at Lausitzring:
Friday, May 20, 2022
11:20 – 12:05 Free Practice 1
15:10 – 15:55 Free Practice 2
Saturday, May 21, 2022
10:05 – 10:25 Qualifying 1
13:33 – 14:33 Race 1
Sunday, May 22, 2022
10:05 – 10:25 Qualifying 2
13:33 – 14:33 Race 2
Points after the first round in Portimao
1. Mirko Bortolotti / GRT – 35 points
2. Nico Müller / Team Rosberg – 28 points
3. Lucas Auer / Mercedes-AMG Team Winward – 26 points
8. Dennis Olsen / SSR Performance – 10 points
11. Laurens Vanthoor / SSR Performance – 10 points
1. GRT – 35 points
2. ABT Sportsline – 30 points
3. Team Rosberg – 28 points
5. SSR Performance – 20 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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