The ADAC GT Masters race at the beginning of June at the Red Bull Ring in Styria, Austria was something very special for T3 Motorsport: For the first time the Briton William Tregurtha competed together with Maximilian Paul. In the first race the newcomer driver duo Tregurtha / Paul finished in 19th place. The second race on the next day was less successful: After the first lap Paul had to park his Audi R8 LMS after a collision caused by someone else. The weekend conclusion from Stefan Jugel, Managing Director of T3 Motorsport, was nevertheless positive: "First of all we are very happy with Will, he was able to prove his class right away".
In addition to the targeted promotion of young talent, which plays an important role both for MEYLE and for Team T3 Motorsport, the Hamburg-based manufacturer also uses the Audi R8 LMS as a rolling test laboratory. With every kilometre covered on the race track, MEYLE collects important and valuable findings for further product development. "Of course we can test our developments under laboratory conditions, but testing under real conditions is always different. And on the race track it's even a test under extreme conditions, where we can push the limits. On a race weekend alone, we expect a component load that roughly corresponds to the load of an entire year in a road vehicle," explains Marc Erdmann, engineer at MEYLE and in action on the race track. Erdmann also attaches great importance to another aspect of his track support: "In addition to the vast amount of data we record, the subjective feedback of the racing drivers is also very important for us and our development work.