Muhlner Motorsport looks back on a successful 2008 season
Champions in the ADAC GT Masters and FIA GT3 one-two in Spa
Francorchamps. The Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium based Muhlner Motorsport Team can look back on one of its most successful racing seasons. Renate-Carola and Bernhard Muhlner's ambitious team entered 35 races in four different championships.
The German Endurance Championship always forms a part of the Muhlner Motorsport team's program and 2008 was no exception with several Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars being run in the Porsche Cup class.
There were two new areas of activity for the team in 2008 -- the ADAC GT Masters and the FIA European GT3 Championship. The team ran the newly introduced Porsche 911 FIA GT3 Cup S model: two cars in the international series and three in the national series
In the ADAC GT Masters, which is the German national series version of the FIA European GT3 Championship, the Muhlner Motorsport team won the drivers' championship with Tim Bergmeister
and were runners-up in the teams' championship. In the European Championship, Muhlner Motorsport scored five wins and was thus, on the basis on wins for the marquee, the most successful Porsche team.
The absolute high point of the season was the team's one-two in the FIA GT3 division of the Spa 24hrs. This was the seventh class win for the team in this event and, following 1996 and 2004, the third time that the team had scored a one-two in the Ardennes classic which is the home event for the motivated crew.
"2008 was a very successful year but also a lot of hard work! Our guys did a great job and worked tirelessly to achieve the numerous successes. Only through the full commitment of all those involved can you be successful in motorsport -- it really is a team sport and we are proud of what we have all achieved together" summarized Renate-Carola Muhlner.
For 2009 the course has already been set -- continuity is the theme with entries in the German Endurance Championship, the ADAC GT Masters and the FIA European GT Championship again in addition to selected 24hr race entries.
"We are in negotiation with numerous interested drivers. We've already reached a deal with Frank Schmickler and expect to be able to finalise, and then make public, 2009 deals with other drivers in December" said Bernhard Muhlner, optimistic over the future.