Brand-internal championship


Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship


The Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship is a brand-internal customer sports trophy organised by Mercedes-AMG GmbH to honour teams and drivers for their extraordinary commitment in motorsport.

Since 2014, participants have been collecting points by means of their race participations with the SLS AMG GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3 or Mercedes-AMG GT4 throughout the season and they are honoured at the end of the season. Bronze-rated drivers separated from the professionals: this makes the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Championship particularly interesting for ambitious privateer drivers. Moreover, there are separate categories for the best GT3 and GT4 teams. To ensure a maximum chance equality, points are attributed with weighing factors, taking into account, among others, the type and distance of the races.

During the 2021/2022 competition period, over 400 drivers and 117 teams were represented in the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship.


Championship 2022/2023

Classification

For the classification of the 2022/2023 Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship, all drivers and teams participating in national and international motor races and/or race series with Mercedes-AMG customer sports cars are eligible. The new competition period started on 5th October 2022, the end will be announced at a later stage.

The Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship has been divided into eight categories: PRO-DRIVER, DRIVER, TEAM GT3, TEAM GT4, PRO-DRIVER GT3, DRIVER GT3, PRO-DRIVER GT4 and DRIVER GT4. The three respectively five best-placed participants in each classification receive attractive non-cash prizes according to their achievements.

Points' allocation

There are seperate classifications for GT3 and GT4 cars, so their points are being allocated in different classes (individual ranking).

Moreover, there is a general ranking for each of the classes in which the points scored are integrated as well. Here, the points for GT3 and GT4 cars are also scored separately. 

In every point-scoring race, points are attributed for 1st to 10th place according to the familiar scheme 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1, multilplied by a pre-determined factor depending on the type and duration of the race.

Drivers

Driver categorisation

The Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship differentiates between PRO DRIVER and DRIVER. Categorisation of the participants is done by Mercedes-AMG Motorsport.

In the process, all drivers listed as Platinum, Gold or Silver to FIA standards are categorized as PRO DRIVER. Accordingly, drivers with FIA Bronze standard are categorized as DRIVER.

Participation

Eligible to participate are all drivers of full age who achieve a result from a race participation in the 2022/2023 season with an SLS AMG GT3, a Mercedes-AMG GT3 or a Mercedes-AMG GT4. These are automatically entered for the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship.

Prizes

In the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championships, extraordinary achievements are rewarded. Aditionally, all winners receive a “Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship” trophy.

The prizes for the new competition period, together with the new regulations, will be published on the Customer Service Portal (CSP) within the next weeks.

The various laureates will be announced at the end of the 2023 season during the traditional end-of-season celebration. This will also include an awards ceremony with a symbolic handover of the prizes. The high-quality prizes will be delivered to the laureates after the event. 

Teams

Next to the drivers, our five most successful GT3 and GT4 teams are rewarded with prize money. Moreover, each of the honoured teams receives a high-quality “Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship” trophy.

On top of that, the five best-placed teams in both categories will be presented with the sustainability prize. Since the 2021/2022 competition period, Mercedes-AMG has compensated all the kilometres completed by the teams that can therefore show a carbon-neutral footprint.


Further information

All details about the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship can be found on our Customer Service Portal (CSP).

Next to terms and conditions, detailed overviews and latest information related to the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship, the CSP also provides latest championship points’ standings and all the race results achieved worldwide. Registration of the participants in the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship and the achieved results is also handled through the Customer Service Portal (CSP).


LAUREATES 2021/2022: JIM PLA AGAIN KEEPS THE OPPOSITION AT BAY

Following his victory in the previous year, Frenchman Jim Pla again was able to claim the top position in the PRO-DRIVER ranking. With his successful participations in the GT World Challenge Europe and various GT4 series, he kept the brand-internal competition at bay and received a Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE (combined fuel consumption: 6.9 l/100 km | combined CO2 emissions: 156 g/km | combined power consumption : 11.7 kW/100 km | amg4.me/DAT-Leitfaden-electric) as a prize. At the same time, the Frenchman also came out on top in the PRO-DRIVER GT4 category, for which he was equipped with racing apparel from partner Puma.

After his British GT Championship drivers‘ title win, Ian Loggie (GBR) also secured the top positions in the final DRIVER and DRIVER GT3 classifications. For his first place in the DRIVER rankings, the Scot, like Jim Pla, receives a Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE. Moreover, his win in the DRIVER GT3 category earns him a Santoni for AMG leather large weekend bag. Russell Ward (USA) was presented with the same prize, primarily having raced in GT series in the US and being classified first in the PRO-DRIVER GT3 standings. With convincing performances in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Kris Wilson (USA) claimed the top position in the DRIVER GT4 standings and received, like Jim Pla, racing apparel from co-operation partner Puma as a reward.

Thanks to an extensive programme with race participations in GT World Challenge Europe, Intercontinental GT Challenge and International GT Open, SPS automotive performance has won the TEAM GT3 classification. The best team in the GT4 segment was Auto Sport Promotion that raced, among others, in GT4 European Series and GT4 France under the AKKODIS ASP Team banner. For their outstanding achievements in the competition period that has now ended, both teams receive 40,000 Euros of prize money.

Winners PRO-DRIVER overall classfication

POS

DRIVER

PRIZE RECEIVED

1.

Jim Pla (FRA)

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE*

2.

Russell Ward (USA)

IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "AMG"

3.

Mike Skeen (USA)

High performance bike by SIMPLON (Rapcon Pmax)

4.

Charles Espenlaub (USA)

Cube Controls AMG Sim Racing Steering Wheel

5.

Timur Boguslavskiy (FIA)

AMG Collection items

*Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE | WLTP: Kraftstoffverbrauch gewichtet, kombiniert: 6,9 l/100 km | CO₂-Emissionen gewichtet, kombiniert: 156 g/km | Stromverbrauch gewichtet, kombiniert: 11,7 kWh/100 km | amg4.me/DAT-Leitfaden-electric

Winners DRIVER overall classification

POS

DRIVER

PRIZE RECEIVED

1.

Ian Loggie (GBR)

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE*

2.

Martin Konrad (AUT)

IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "AMG"

3.

George Kurtz (USA)

High performance bike by SIMPLON (Rapcon Pmax)

4.

Valentin Pierburg (GER)

Cube Controls AMG Sim Racing Steering Wheel

5.

Charles Putman (USA)

AMG Collection items

*Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE | WLTP: Kraftstoffverbrauch gewichtet, kombiniert: 6,9 l/100 km | CO₂-Emissionen gewichtet, kombiniert: 156 g/km | Stromverbrauch gewichtet, kombiniert: 11,7 kWh/100 km | amg4.me/DAT-Leitfaden-electric

Winners PRO-DRIVER GT3 classification

POS

DRIVER

PRIZE RECEIVED

1.

Russell Ward (USA)

Santoni for AMG leather large weekend bag 

2.

Charles Espenlaub (USA)

BWT AQA DRINK PRO 20 or BWT POOL ROBOT D300

3.

Timur Boguslavskiy (FIA)

Puma Lifestyle set

Winners DRIVER GT3 classification

POS

DRIVER

PRIZE RECEIVED

1.

Ian Loggie (GBR)

Santoni for AMG leather large weekend bag

2.

Martin Konrad (AUT)

BWT AQA DRINK PRO 20 or BWT POOL ROBOT D300

3.

George Kurtz (USA)

Puma Lifestyle set

Winners PRO-DRIVER GT4 classification

POS

DRIVER

PRIZE RECEIVED

1.

Jim Pla (FRA)

Puma racing apparel

2.
Enzo Joulié (FRA)
BWT AQA DRINK PRO 20 or BWT POOL ROBOT D300
3.
Gavin Sanders (CAN)
AMG Collection items
3.
Michai Stephens (USA)
AMG Collection items

Winners DRIVER GT4 classification

POS

DRIVER

PRIZE RECEIVED

1.

Kris Wilson (USA)

Puma racing apparel

2.

Gary Ferrera (USA)

BWT AQA DRINK PRO 20 or BWT POOL ROBOT D300

3.

Brent Mosing (USA)

AMG Collection items

3.
Tim Probert (USA)
AMG Collection items

Winners TEAM GT3 classification

POS

TEAM

1.

SPS automotive performance 

2.

GetSpeed performance

3.

RAM Racing

4.

AKKODIS ASP Team

5.

Riley Motorsports

Winners TEAM GT4 classification

POS

TEAM

1.

AKKODIS ASP Team 

2.

Murillo Racing 

3.

NM Racing Team

4.

CV Performance Group 

5.

ZVO Racing 


A long success story

Since its inaugural edition in 2014, the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Championship has enjoyed greatest popularity among everyone involved. Numerous teams and drivers from the customer sports programme were already rewarded with attractive non-cash prizes from Mercedes-AMG partners and the number of participants continues to increase.