The GT AKKA ASP Racing Team announces its transition to the Akkodis ASP Racing Team. Ahead of the start of the 2022 GT season and first round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe, 1-3 April 2022 at Imola, Italy, Akkodis joins the ASP Racing Team as Title Partner.
Akkodis is the newly combined tech powerhouse of AKKA & Modis, bringing together the expertise of two leading companies in the IT and engineering R&D field, creating a new global leader in Smart Industry.
Since 2015 ASP (Auto Sport Promotion), created by Jérôme Policand in 1999, has raced under the name “AKKA-ASP” as part of a title partnership with AKKA Technologies, a partnership that has seen many race wins and multiple championship victories. But today marks the beginning of a new era for the team as Akkodis ASP.
Across the 2022 season the team’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 and Mercedes-AMG GT4 will be competing against a list of established manufacturers as Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche all battle it out on track. The Akkodis ASP Racing Team will be seeking race wins at legendary venues including Brands Hatch, Magny-Cours, Paul-Ricard, Spa and Hockenheim, aiming to challenge for championship glory.
The new partnership with Akkodis will be more than changing brand and colors. Akkodis will work with the ASP Racing Team on several IT & Engineering projects, such as aerodynamic and fluid dynamics, thermo mechanics, braking systems and communication tools, whilst promoting the values of performance and excellence common to both Akkodis and ASP.
Jérôme Policand, Team Owner & Manager, Akkodis ASP Racing Team, said: “We’re delighted to have Akkodis as our primary partner, bringing their best-in-class IT and engineering R&D expertise to the team. We’re really grateful for AKKA Technologies’ support over the past seven years in which time we’ve achieved 22 international and national titles, and 69 victories on the most daunting tracks in the world together. Today a new era begins, we’re hugely excited about this next chapter in our team’s history together with Akkodis.”
Jan Gupta, President of Akkodis, says: “We’ve brought 50,000 engineering and digital experts together from AKKA & Modis to form Akkodis, a new global leader in the Smart Industry field. Our expertise is helping organizations with their IT and engineering R&D to scale innovation, accelerate digital transformation and deliver solutions to engineer a smarter future. We very much look forward to race together, now as Akkodis ASP Team. Together we’ll harness our passion for technology and talent for success on and off the track.”