SSR Performance announces its line-up for the 2022 DTM season. Porsche factory driver Laurens Vanthoor will compete in the team’s #92 car. Dennis Olsen takes a seat behind the wheel of the #94.
– Porsche factory driver Laurens Vanthoor in the #92
– Porsche contract driver Dennis Olsen in the #94
Munich. After SSR Performance caused a stir with the entry of two Porsche 911 GT3 R for the 2022 DTM season, the top-class line-up has now been confirmed. The team from Munich relies on Porsche factory driver Laurens Vanthoor (BEL), who will drive the #92. After successes such as victory in the IMSA GTD classification, the 24h race at Spa and the 24h race at Le Mans, he is celebrating his debut season in the championship.
His team-mate is Porsche contract driver Dennis Olsen (NOR), who takes his place behind the wheel of the #94. He is also considered a Porsche veteran and was able to win the 12 Hours of Bathurst and 9 Hours of Kyalami.
SSR Performance is contesting its debut in the DTM after the guest start last year, where it made history as the first Porsche team in the championship. The official kick off take place on April 29th in Portimao, Portugal. On eight weekends, each with two sprint races, the team wants to continue the success stories of the last few years with its two vehicles.
Stefan Schlund, team owner SSR Performance: “I am extremely satisfied with the selection of Porsche drivers for this project. I’m convinced that we have a powerful squad and can start successfully with the #92 and the #94. Both drivers have already shown a top performance at the 24h of Daytona. The whole world saw Laurens’ battle, but Dennis’ stints were also really strong. I’m looking forward to the season!”
Mario Schuhbauer, team manager SSR Performance: “We are very proud to welcome Dennis and Laurens to our team. Both drivers have a lot of experience and can look back on great successes, which we would of course like to build on with them. Even during the preparation for the season, we notice that both are clearly pursuing one goal – to win! Laurens and Dennis combined with a Porsche GT3 R – that suggests great races and exciting battles! We are happy to be a part of the 2022 DTM and look forward to the first showdown in Portimao.”
Laurens Vanthoor, driver #92: “I’m really looking forward to the season. The team has made a name for themselves in the sport in such a short periode of time and I look forward to working with them now. It is definitely an honor to be the first Porsche to compete in the DTM. It will definitely not be an easy season because the competition is very strong. Nevertheless, we aspire to be successful. It’s been a while since I’ve been alone in the car, so my motivation is high. I’m good to go!”
Dennis Olsen, driver #94: “I am really looking forward to the DTM! It’s a great challenge for me to start in such a strong field of drivers. I’m proud to be one of the first Porsche drivers in the championship and I’m convinced that the package from SSR in combination with Larry as a teammate is right. I’m ready!”
The DTM calendar 2022
29. April – 1. May: Portimao, Portugal
20. – 22. May: Lausitzring, Germany
17. – 19. June: Imola, Italy
1. -3. July: Norisring, Germany
26. – 28. July: Nürburgring, Germany
9. – 11. September: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
23. – 25. September: Red Bull Ring, Austria
7. – 9. October: Hockenheimring, Germany
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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