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MPG Competition is an amateur kart team and sim racing team that competes in various IVRC championships. It was founded in 2018 to participate in the Touring Car Championship. MPG Competition's headquarters are located in Ulm, Germany.

Racing History

Touring Car Championship

MPG Competition was founded in 2018 to enter the premier season of IVRC's Touring Car Championship. The team decided to enter with three different cars, with each driver choosing his favourite manufacturer. They later hosted a fourth car, but went back down to three cars after the withdrawal of Martin Jatzek.

At the halfway point of their first season, MPG Competition held the lead in the teams' championship with a huge advantage over the rival teams, while team principal Grimminger was leading the drivers' championship.

The team kept on their lead and won the inaugural teams' championship at Laguna Seca, two events before the end of the season.

Nürburgring Endurance

The team entered the 2018 Nürburgring Endurance race with a 3-driver line-up consisting Volland, Frau and Grimminger, sharing duties in a Ferrari 488 GT3. Due to the limitation of the race distance to 90 minutes, each driver entered on his own. Carlos Frau thus took the first major event win for MPG Competition, but the team even locked out the podium by finishing first, second and third.

Bathurst 200

The team enterd the 2018 Bathurst 200 race with a 3-driver line-up consisting Volland, Jatzek and Frau, each driving a Ford FG X Falcon. The original line-up featured Grimminger, but due to other commitments, the team brought up Jatzek as a replacement, who scored the team's first Bathurst 200 podium.

GT3 World Cup

The team will split it's entries for the 2018 GT3 World Cup with Phillip Volland and Carlos Frau and each driving a Mercedes-AMG GT3, while Martin Jatzek and Constantin Grimminger will enter with a Nissan GT-R GT3. As the rules forbid multiple car manufacturers within one team, the Mercedes entry will be listed as 'MPG Competition Europe', while the Nissan entries will race under the Macau flag and the 'MPG Competition Asia' banner.

F3 World Cup

The team will enter the 2018 F3 World Cup with Martin Jatzek, Constantin Grimminger and Carlos Frau each racing a Volkswagen-powered Dallara F312.

Results

Touring Car Championship

Year Team name Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2018 MPG Competition SEAT León Cup Racer
Peugeot 308 TCR
Germany Martin Jatzek 14 1 0 0 5 163 8th 1st
Spain Carlos Frau 26 0 0 1 4 163 9th
Opel Astra OPC Cup Germany Phillip Volland 28 0 0 1 4 228 4th
Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR Germany Constantin Grimminger 28 6 3 4 18 418 2nd
  • D.C. = Drivers' championship position
  • T.C. = Teams' championship position.

† — Drivers competed for various teams over the season.
* — Season still in progress.

Winter Series

Year Series Team name Car/Engine Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2018-19 Formula E MPG Swinegel Racing Audi e-Tron FE05 Germany Marc Stwerka 1 0 0 0 0 0 7th* 3rd*
Germany Constantin Grimminger 1 0 0 0 1 15 3rd*
MPG eCompetition Audi e-Tron FE05 Germany Martin Jatzek 0 0 0 0 0 0 –* 4th*
Spain Carlos Frau 1 0 1 0 0 13 4th*
  • D.C. = Drivers' championship position
  • T.C. = Teams' championship position.

† — Drivers competed for various teams over the season.
* — Season still in progress.

Events

Nürburgring Endurance

Year Team name No. Car Drivers Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018 MPG Competition 12 Ferrari 488 GT3 Germany Phillip Volland SP9 10 3rd 3rd
Spain Carlos Frau 11 1st 1st
Germany Constantin Grimminger 11 2nd 2nd

Bathurst 200

Year Team name No. Car Drivers Laps Pos.
2018 MPG Competition 11 Ford FG X Falcon Germany Martin Jatzek 32 3rd
13 Germany Phillip Volland 31 4th
17 Spain Carlos Frau 13 6th

GT3 World Cup

Year Team name No. Car Drivers Laps Pos.
2018 MPG Competition Asia 11 Nissan GT-R GT3 Germany Martin Jatzek 10 7th
14 Germany Constantin Grimminger 10 6th
MPG Competition Europe 13 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Germany Phillip Volland 8 8th
17 Spain Carlos Frau 12 2nd

F3 World Cup

Year Team name No. Engine Drivers Laps Pos.
2018 MPG Competition 11 Volkswagen Germany Martin Jatzek 15 4th
14 Germany Constantin Grimminger 15 7th
17 Spain Carlos Frau 15 3rd