The Mercedes-AMG GT3 of the MANN-FILTER Team HTP Motorsport made its debut in Italy, competing in Monza, one of the most renowned circuits in Europe. MANN-FILTER did not miss the great opportunity to organize a very special day for some lucky Italian customers.
Monza, April 23, 2017 – it was definitely a day to remember what MANN-FILTER Italian customers experienced in Monza as VIP guests at Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup on Sunday 23rd April.
Indeed this year the premium filter brand adorns one of the spectacular Mercedes-AMG GT3 vehicles of HTP Motorsport and decided to open the doors of its paddock and box to some Italian customers for the race in Monza.
The Italian endurance competition, together with 24-hour race at the Nuerburgring and Le Mans, can be considered as one of the most legendary races in GT3 world.
Speaking about the experience, ten MANN-FILTER customers were able to follow the entire race, valid for the Endurance Blancpain GT3 championship, accompanied by Director Sales Italy of MANN-FILTER, Giovanni Nappi, and Director Brand Management Automotive Aftermarket at MANN+HUMMEL, Joerg Engels, supported also by the whole HTP Motorsport Team.
But the biggest surprise for everyone was definitely the opportunity to meet and talk with the pilots before the race and to access to the box during all the moments of the day.
Despite the imminent race, the three drivers, Kenneth Heyer, Indy Dontje and Patrick Assenheimer, were very open to explain some technical details of their Mercedes-AMG GT3, powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering around 550 hp.
But not only that! MANN-FILTER customers could also look around some most exclusive paddock locations, watch the Mercedes-AMG GT3 internal cockpit, and stay in the pit-lane with the pilots, touching the famous Monza straight line.
Giovanni Nappi says: “It was a day spent under the sign of race, engines and the purest competition; feelings like passion, excellence and teamwork alternated, giving rise to a beautiful sporting experience. There are also moments when the passion for our work gives the opportunity to spend with customers and family members, all together to support the same yellow and green colors … and this is, without any doubt, the most beautiful part! “
The next appointment with the MANN-FILTER Team HTP Motorsport and the yellow and green “mamba” (the car was nicknamed in this way for its particular and distinctive design) will be at Silverstone, the second race of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup (May 13th -14th 2017 ).