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Mercedes-AMG squad SPS automotive performance commits to Endurance and Sprint in 2021

17 March 2021

SPS automotive performance has revealed its plans for the upcoming Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS campaign, confirming a pair of Mercedes-AMG entries for the Endurance Cup and a single-car effort in Sprint. 

The Willsbach-based squad made its series debut last year and has now committed to a full-season programme with its #20 Mercedes-AMG. Valentin Pierburg and Dominik Baumann will continue to anchor the line-up by contesting all 10 events in the Pro-Am class. Florian Scholze will complete the Endurance Cup crew, having started two races for SPS last term.  

The #40 Mercedes-AMG will compete for Silver Cup honours at Endurance events with a trio of new drivers. 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia champion Jordan Love will swap continents and cars this year, while Swiss duo Yannick Mettler and Miklas Born are also set for their series debuts.

"We are delighted to be starting in the GT World Challenge Europe again," said team principal Stephan Sohn. "After our first full season, it goes without saying that we are ultimately looking to do better than last year. The opposition will be very strong again. However, I think we have a balanced team and can challenge for victory in both classes."

Preparations for the new season will continue at the official test days at Circuit Paul Ricard (25/26 March). The opening Endurance Cup race takes place at Monza on 17-19 April, followed by the first Sprint event at Magny-Cours (7-9 May).