Sportwagenzentrum Mettlen, that is the full name of the small team based near Lake Constance. The Swiss team has been competing with exotics in Central European sports car series for several years. Now they are competing in the GT Winter Series.
„We want to break new ground and get to know new tracks at the same time,“ says René Buchs of SZM Motorsport. „So far, we’ve mainly been racing in the AvD 100 Miles and the European Sports Car Challenge, but now we’re extending our season into the winter and racing Endless Summer and the GT Winter Series.“ The team is certainly capable of a lot, as it has a lot of experience with prototypes.
The regular driver is Michael Obrist, who not only has a lot of experience with racing prototypes, but is also closely associated with Team SZM Motorsport. His race car will be a Wolf GB08. The flat prototype weighs only 380 kg dry weight and is powered by a 200 hp Honda Fireblade engine. Obrist: „It’s fantastic – the car drives like a thoroughbred formula car, but has disguised wheels. You really feel the lightness when you drive it. It’s a real racing car.“
So the goals of Sportwagenzentrum Mettlen are clear: to be a major player in the GT Winter Series, to be at the top of the prototype class and, above all, to have a lot of fun in the sunny south.