SSR Performance is heading to Bella Italia. The third DTM event of the season takes place in Imola. Laurens Vanthoor (BEL) and Dennis Olsen (NOR) are determined to score points for the championship.
- Third DTM weekend in Imola, Italy
- Laurens Vanthoor in #92 and Dennis Olsen in #94
Munich. Tradizione, passione, pizza e pasta – the third DTM event of the season takes place at one of the most beautiful tracks in Italy, in Imola. SSR Performance is highly motivated for the two races on the 4.909 km long track. 22 turns offer the fans a lot of action and excitement on site when they cheer for about 30 vehicles. The DTM celebrates its premiere at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, as does Laurens Vanthoor, who did the first laps in the Porsche 911 GT3 R during testing at the beginning of June.
The Munich based team with its unmistakable vehicle designs has not yet been able to fully show its potential. But in the remaining five events, the aim is to have the performance on point.
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.
Also this year, SSR Performance can count on the support of Becker Carbon. With passion, the company has been a dynamic driving force and innovative trendsetter in the field of fiber composite production for more than 20 years and sees itself as future-proof for the challenges of tomorrow.
Another long-standing partner is Hochwald Sprudel. Grown from family tradition and run as an innovative family business for several generations, Hochwald Sprudel has been rooted in the Hochwald region and the national park communities for many decades. The Schwollen and Thalfang production sites are located in the midst of this natural setting. Sustainable use of resources has always been important to the company, because natural mineral water is also a natural product. Social commitment is also an important concern for Hochwald Sprudel, which is why they support the Laureus – Sport For Good Foundation in the implementation of sponsorship projects for children and young people. In addition to mineral water, the Hochwald product range also includes lemonades, spritzers, as well as sports and soft drinks.
Stefan Schlund, Team Owner SSR Peformance: “Since I’ve never been to Imola myself, I’m particularly looking forward to a great track. The atmosphere in the team is very good. In the past few weeks we have continued to work on ourselves and our performance. I hope we can put in a good performance and have the luck on our side to get the first podium positions. That is our goal.”
Mario Schuhbauer, Team Principal SSR Performance: “After the races in Portimao and at the Lausitzring, we worked even harder and more self-critically on our performance, tested and analyzed the sessions very carefully. The atmosphere and the cohesion of the team is impressive. Everyone is highly motivated for the upcoming race in Italy and we will give everything to get on the podium.”
Laurens Vanthoor, driver #92: “After two 24-hour races, neither of which unfortunately ended positively, it is now definitely time for success stories. We took a step in the right direction at the Lausitzring. We have to continue to follow this trend and then we should also be able to fight for podium positions. Imola is a completely new track for me. That’s why I was able to prepare well for the race on the test day and I’m now looking forward to attacking.”
Dennis Olsen, driver #94: “I am really looking forward to the upcoming DTM weekend! We worked very hard on our performance to achieve better results. We hope that we can show that in Imola and be among the front runners.”
The provisional time table for the DTM Weekend at Imola:
Friday, June 17, 2022
12:55 – 13:40 Free Practice 1
15:55 – 16:40 Free Practice 2
Saturday, June 18, 2022
10:05 – 10:25 Qualifying 1
13:33 – 14:33 Race 1
Sunday, June 19, 2022
10:05 – 10:25 Qualifying 2
13:33 – 14:33 Race 2
Points after the second round at Lausitzring
1. Sheldon van der Linde / Schubert Motorsport – 66 points
2. Mirko Bortolotti / GRT – 51 points
3. Lucas Auer / Mercedes-AMG Team Winward – 48 points
10. Laurens Vanthoor / SSR Performance – 18 points
16. Dennis Olsen / SSR Performance – 10 points
1. Schubert Motorsport – 79 points
2. GRT – 51 points
3. Mercedes-AMG Team Winward – 48 points
8. SSR Performance – 28 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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