Source: MEYLE announcement excerpt
HAMBURG, Germany – Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE and the T3 Motorsport racing team from Dresden (Germany) are continuing their partnership and, to ensure that fans of motorsports can join their favorite sport, have also launched the virtual MEYLE Sprint Cup.
Although it is not yet possible to physically participate in motorsport, MEYLE will continue in supporting the T3 Motorsport team as a technical cooperation partner. MEYLE engineers will continue to combine product development with their passion for motor sports, always focusing on the transfer of technical know-how.
“Especially in times like these, it’s important to work together and underline the strength of our partnership,” said Stefan Bachmann, Team Leader of the MEYLE Brake and Drivetrain Product Area.
Sim racing series: MEYLE Sprint Cup
Partnerships and enthusiasm for motor sports look different during the times of the coronavirus. As real racing is not possible now, the two partners have launched the MEYLE Sprint Cup, a sim racing series that allows motor sport fans testing themselves on five tracks as part of virtual races.
These races are broadcasted live via YouTube and Twitch, among other platforms. There are a total of 40 starting spots available for the MEYLE Sprint Cup, which will be allocated as part of qualifying.
To participate in the Cup, a nominal fee of €20 is required, following successful qualification. A €500 MEYLE voucher as well as other cash prizes await the winners. For registration: https://acc.t3-esports.com/t3_gt_meyle_cup_2020.html.
Jens Feucht, Managing Director of T3 Motorsport GmbH, is excited about this unique opportunity: “Sim racing has become a permanent feature in the world of motor sports. Our drivers have already been training with racing simulation as the data are extremely realistic. Even in virtual racing, the team has to work together and use tactics just like in the real-world sport. The MEYLE Sprint Cup combines virtual and real motor sports.”
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A long tradition of motor sport enthusiasm
The connection of MEYLE with motor sports has a long-standing tradition. The company’s founder Wulf Gaertner was a passionate racing driver himself: In 1958 he laid the foundation for an export business through the import of high-quality spare parts for his racing car from Germany. This is just another reason why racing and the partnership with T3 Motorsport will remain an important aspect of the company’s dedication.
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