Wednesday, June 12, 2013

GT Sprint: MTM team puts down marker against established competition

MTM Press Release

Surrounded by Ferrari 458s, Porsche 997s and Chevy Corvette Z06 Rs accustomed to victory. MTM drivers Thomas Schöffler and Antti Buri in their MTM Audi R8 LMS assured themselves of a place in the sun in training for the third qualifying run.

They managed to start the first of the two qualifying runs in third position and put in an impressive showing in the further course of the race against the fastest two Ferrari teams in training of Studenic/Tkac and Vorba/Jakubik. After one hour, the Audi R8 LMS prepared and fielded by mtm was the first through the finishing tape with a lead of a shade under ten seconds. For technical reasons the previously victorious team was then unable to take any further part in deciding the second run of the race.

Roland Mayer, MTM GmbH's Managing Director commented: "Because of a minor fault with the Electronic Control Unit, the engine only run in emergency mode. This may have been caused by an inspection of the r estrictors after the first run - we are currently looking into that." Apart from that Roland Mayer was satisfied with the dynamic development of his team: "Racing is not just about the speed on the track. All the different disciplines have to work together quickly and accurately, get the job done with split second precision so that we can challenge and beat the established competition."

The direction is clear - the next meeting of the GT-Sprint International Series will take place in Zolder on 23.06.2013.

Our new goal: overall victory at the end of the season.

Photo credit: MTM