Germany-based Molitor-Racing-Systems GT-Racing is no stranger to Porsche racing, having been present in Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and Porsche Supercup since 2003. Today the team has announced that they will be joining the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama for the upcoming season.
The team was founded in 1993 by Karsten Molitor and Iris Dorr and in 2000 set up its headquarters based in Lonsee-Luizhausen near the town of Ulm in south Germany, an hour away from Porsche Motorsport in Weissach.
The team currently runs 16 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and 911 GT3 R race cars throughout the world, with the latest announcement increasing this impressive number.
“After being part of the Porsche one-make cup family for 18 years, we want to be part of it when Porsche North America increases their activities in the US,” said Molitor.
“In the US we can participate in the entire one-make cup pyramid without neglecting our performance at the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
“Coming to the United States is a great opportunity to show our experience and to get established in one of the biggest and most important motorsport markets on the globe.”
While the move may come as a surprise to some fans, it is something that has been thought about carefully, “We’ve been watching the American motorsport scene for a while and we found some things which are missed here in Europe.
“There is such a great fan community of motorsport lovers. They highly appreciate being able to get close to the teams and drivers, thus bringing weekend racing back to its roots.”
“A gathering of motorsport lovers is a great event, plus there are fantastic tracks in the US and some of them have been on our bucket list for a long time. As a close Porsche family member, we feel that we should be involved in this part of the world as well.”
The move by MRS GT is seen as a longterm plan as they look to establish themselves in the US motorsport bubble, “We´re coming to stay! We would like to establish ourselves and become a reliable part of the scene. We want to deliver the best possible performance and would love to motivate new drivers and young talents to join our team in order to follow their dreams.”