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New "Grello" of the 992 generation

Successes in the NLS 2023


21 June 2023| Partner News

Its livery makes it an eye-catcher and a crowd favourite. The colours green and yellow were quickly changed into the "Grello". In its second generation, it made two successful appearances in the DTM in 2023.
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The KÜS-branded Grello 2023 finished the first round of the NLS at the 68th ADAC Westfalenfahrt in 7th place, and as the best-placed Porsche. At the wheel was Austrian Thomas Preining, supported by second driver Marco Holzer from Germany. The second NLS run ended with 5th place, where Thomas Preining also drove, with Frenchman Kevin Éstre as second driver. After a faultless start, Preining quickly advanced into the top ten and handed over to Holzer after six laps. Lying in 6th place for a while, he ended up in 7th.

The result was even better in the second NLS round, the 47th DMV 4-hour race - marked by gripping duels among the 132 participants. With Kévin Estre at the wheel, the Grello finished in 5th place as early as the first lap. Thomas Preining took over after 13 laps, and 5th position was also the result at the end of the race.

Manthey has had a technology partnership with KÜS for years, which has been steadily expanded. The cooperation encompasses motorsport activities, including the Manthey road race. Main and exhaust emission inspections are also carried out by KÜS, parts appraisals and individual approvals by KÜS Technik GmbH. Damage and value appraisals are provided by KÜS Automotive GmbH and KÜS Service GmbH advises Manthey on occupational safety.

"Motorsport is not just a testing ground for later series technologies. In racing, the vehicles are subjected to extreme loads, whether flying and braking forces, wear or thermal stress. To ensure the safety of drivers and competitors on the track, everything must be constantly monitored and checked.
be monitored and checked. This is where we bridge the gap to KÜS, whose test engineers and experts are also responsible for checking the perfect condition of all motor vehicles," affirms KÜS General Manager Peter Schuler.

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