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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. Unlike Grimminger though, the team kept on their lead to win the inaugural TCC teams' championship.

In season two of the TCC MPG returned with the same line-up, although Jatzek raced only a part-time championship and ever since the withdrawal of Grimminger, they shared the drive. Frau and Volland however were able to bring MPG Competition into first place of the teams' championship at the halfway point again, which they never gave away and won their second consecutive TCC's teams' championship.

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 split its 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 entered with a Nissan GT-R GT3. As the rules forbid multiple car manufacturers within one team, the Mercedes entry was listed as 'MPG Competition Europe', while the Nissan entries raced under the Macau flag and the 'MPG Competition Asia' banner. After ruining his chances on starting 2nd in the Main Race with a last-lap crash, Grimminger then found himself in the way of a spinning Jatzek at the start, taking both Nissans out of contention. Frau however went on to have a brilliant race and finished in second for the 'Europe' squad.

F3 World Cup

The team entered the 2018 F3 World Cup with Martin Jatzek, Constantin Grimminger and Carlos Frau each racing a Volkswagen-powered Dallara F312. After a fulminant drive in the Qualifying Race Grimminger looked set to get a podium during the Main Race, however he crashed out under odd circumstances and gifted Frau the final podium position.

Winter Series

For the 2018–19 Formula E season, which was like all Winter Series seasons intended to be a fun series, MPG Competition entered a conjuction with Swinegel Racing to boost up their numbers. While MPG itself entered with Martin Jatzek and Carlos Frau in the squad's in-house team, Constantin Grimminger entered together with Marc Stwerka as MPG Swinegel Racing. This turned out to be their best shot, as the shared entry went on to win the teams' championship despite not scoring any win; also it brought Grimminger to his first ever drivers' championship title.

World Endurance Championship

For the inaugural World Endurance Championship season MPG planned to enter with all it's drivers in all available classes, however with the cancellation of the LMP2 class just shortly before the season opener, Grimminger and Frau were forced to join the GTE class. As they didn't want to join Volland on his Porsche 911 RSR, they've re-activated MPG Competition Team Asia and entered with two Aston Martin Vantage GTE's, just to end the first two races on a 1-2 for Team Asia. Jatzek himself went into LMP1, driving an Audi R18, on which he finished a respectable third in the first race and even won the second race. While the LMP1 division wasn't able to continue it's success, despite new recruitment Matthew Clipp scored a pole position at the German round, the GTE division was able to score six wins in the first six events and thus is now on course to win the GTE teams' championship.

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
2019-1 MPG Competition Audi RS3 LMS Germany Martin Jatzek 15 0 0 0 0 70.5 13th 1st
Germany Phillip Volland 27 4 1 4 11 352 3rd
Germany Constantin Grimminger 21 1 1 2 7 264 5th
Spain Carlos Frau 30 3 1 2 16 444.5 2nd
2019-2 MPG Competition Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR Germany Phillip Volland 9 3 1 3 6 153 2nd* 2nd*
Germany Constantin Grimminger 3 0 0 0 0 22 15th*
Spain Carlos Frau 9 0 0 0 4 117 6th*
Spain Daniel Nieto 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD*
  • 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 2 0 0 0 1 18 8th 1st
Germany Constantin Grimminger 5 0 2 0 4 81 1st
MPG eCompetition Audi e-Tron FE05 Germany Martin Jatzek 1 1 1 1 1 29 6th 2nd
Spain Carlos Frau 4 1 2 2 2 61 2nd
  • D.C. = Drivers' championship position
  • T.C. = Teams' championship position.

* — Season still in progress.

WEC results

Year Class Team name Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2019 LMP1 MPG Competition LMP1 Team Audi R18 Germany Martin Jatzek 4 1 0 0 2 64* 2nd* 3rd*
UK Matthew Clipp 2 0 1 0 1 15* 8th*
GTE MPG Competition GTE Team Porsche 911 RSR Germany Phillip Volland 4 0 0 1 2 60* 3rd* 2nd*
MPG Competition Team Asia Aston Martin Vantage GTE Germany Constantin Grimminger 5 3 3 3 4 100* 2nd* 1st*
Spain Carlos Frau 5 2 0 2 5 104* 1st*
  • D.C. = Drivers' championship position
  • T.C. = Teams' championship position.

* — 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

2.4 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team name No. Car Driver Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2019 MPG Competition LMP1 Team 11 Audi R18 Germany Martin Jatzek LMP1 44 4th 4th
MPG Competition GTE Team 13 Porsche 911 RSR Germany Phillip Volland GTE 36 12th 4th
MPG Competition Team Asia 14 Aston Martin Vantage GTE Germany Constantin Grimminger GTE 37 9th 1st
17 Aston Martin Vantage GTE Spain Carlos Frau GTE 36 10th 2nd

Timeline

Current series
TCC 2018–
WEC 2019–
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