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DeLand, Florida – Muehlner Motorsports America, with the support of H&R Special Springs, returns in 2016 with the new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport competing in IMSA's Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (ICTSC).
With the recent introduction of the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, Muehlner Motorsports America is excited to announce a new chapter and has entered the IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge with the newest Porsche Motorsport developed and built race car. The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the perfect platform for competing in the Grand Sport (GS) class, allowing for certain modifications for the top level production-based racing in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
One area of modification key to the 2016 campaign will involve suspension components, which highlights the longtime partnership of H&R Special Springs and the engineers at Muehlner Motorsports America. Not only does H&R offer state of the art dampers and springs, but the German Lennestadt based company has Anti Roll Bars for the team to work with for this season.
"In Europe, we have worked with H&R for over 25 years, and with the past 6 years in the US, we never trusted anything else but H&R Springs. Their "Made in Germany" quality is very important to us because suspension parts are so relevant for a safe and reliable race car, an area I would never take a risk. Whether it is Eau-Rouge at the Belgian F1 circuit Spa-Francorchamps, the "Fuchsrӧhre" at Green Hell called Nuerburgring Nordschleife, or the high banking of Daytona International Speedway, we trust only in H&R Special Springs," explains Bernhard Muehlner, Managing Director and lead engineer at Muehlner Motorsports America and Mühlner Motorsport in Europe.
Muehlner Motorsports America's sportive expectations are high through hard work, striving for race wins and to be a serious contender for the championship. The IMSA 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is right around the corner, starting in January with the Roar Test at Muehlner Motorsports America's home track, the newly renovated Daytona International Speedway. The season continues throughout the year at premier tracks including Sebring, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Lime Rock, Road America, Virginia International Raceway, the Circuit of the Americas and finishing at Road Atlanta. The driver line-up will be announced shortly.
Also for 2016, Mühlner Motorsport will be campaigning multiple Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports in Europe, including the German Endurance Championship at the Nuerburgring Nordschleife (VLN). Muehlner Motorsports America team is also currently supporting customers through M-service, the club sport department of Muehlner Motorsports America, in various Porsche Club of America (PCA) events and other Porsche GT race series. You can follow the team on the Facebook page MUEHLNERMOTORSPORT, on Twitter at MUEHLNERMOTORS, and the website www.muehlner-motorsports-america.com.
H&R Special Springs
H&R Spezialfedern (Lennestadt, Germany) has been striving for "correct" vehicle stance for decades focusing on the need for improved suspension systems on the street. With more than 100 employees and a 100% Made in Germany assurance, H&R offers products and applications for over 2000 vehicles worldwide from street applications to off-road Rally and racing circuits for Touring, SportsCar, DTM and Formula series, including F1. The North American market is supervised by H&R Special Springs, a 100% subsidiary, located in Bellingham, Washington. Please visit us at www.HRSpings.com and www.H-R.com for more information.
MUEHLNER MOTORSPORTS AMERICA
Mühlner Motorsport has become a significant global player in the world of professional motorsports since their early days in 1978 when Bernhard Mühlner and his brother Hartmut built their first competition Volkswagen Golf GT1 Rally race car. Originally founded in Germany, the team moved its headquarters in 1998 to Spa-Francorchamps, home of the famous F1 Grand Prix track nestled in the heart of the Belgium Ardennes forest. From this location, the team prospered and expanded their activities worldwide, finding success racing in Europe, Asia and the Middle-East.
Mühlner Motorsport has become a close-knit, family operated and highly professional race organization, under the direction of the husband and wife team of Bernhard and Renate-Carola, assisted by their son Martin and daughter Michelle. To date the team has earned an impressive 250 podium finishes, 107 victories and eight Championships and Mühlner Motorsport is now recognized as one of the world's most successful race teams in existence. The hunger for even broader success led to the establishment of a new division in 2010, Muehlner Motorsports America, LLC, with operations based in DeLand, Florida, minutes away from Daytona International Speedway.
The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was originally founded in 1969 with a long and rich history in sports car racing. Today, IMSA is the sanctioning body of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the premier production-based sports car racing series in North America. IMSA also sanctions the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, as well as four single-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA – a company within the NASCAR Group – is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Quest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected WeatherTech Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.