Following a one-off race weekend in the 2021 DTM series, SSR Performance has announced that they will be entering two Porsche 911.2 GT3 R’s for the upcoming season.
Earlier this year the team brought one car to the series to make history as the first-ever participation of Porsche in DTM. Multiple Porsche Supercup champion Michael Ammermüller was behind the wheel for the debut, putting the 911 on the second row of the grid.
Stefan Schlund, managing director, SSR Performance GmbH is looking forward to seeing his team compete a full season in DTM, “For our young company, getting started in DTM is highly significant. As a result, it was particularly important for us to get a competitive line-up with two cars on the grid. I think that the next weeks and months will be very exciting. There is still a lot of work waiting for us prior to the start of the season at Portimão, but we like challenges.“
“The entries from the teams for the 2022 DTM are developing in quite an enjoyable manner We are on a good way to getting to experience an even more exciting season next year,” ITR’s managing director Benedikt Böhme said. “Porsche is a legendary sports car brand, SSR Performance is already shining with remarkable titles even as a young team. Together, they will be raising the level of competition in DTM and the appeal for the fans.”
“Porsche in DTM: what that means, we have already felt during the guest participation in the Eifel. Porsche radiates a huge fascination. And within the shortest time, SSR Performance has established itself among the strongest GT teams. That merits huge respect and raises the bar for the 2022 DTM even higher for everyone,” says Frederic Elsner, director event & operations, ITR.
SSR team manager Mario Schuhbauer, added, “For our young company, the entry in the high-class DTM is a logical step with which we are taking on new challenges and can build on the achievements from previous years.”
SSR Performance will announce the drivers of the two Porsches that will be running with starting numbers 92 and 94 at a later stage.