Persson Motorsport

Persson Motorsport was a German racing team, which emerged in 1992 from the former motorsport teams IPS Motorsport and Mass and Schons. Team boss was the Swede Ingmar Persson.

By 1983, Ingmar Persson drove even race until he started as an engineer at the Swedish racing team IPS motorsports. The team from 1985 Volvo 240 turbo touring car in the German Touring Car Championship. In the first year was by Stureson German Touring Car Champion. 1988 took Jochen Mass and Günter Schons the team and moved it around to Saarbruecken. From 1989 to 1992 the new MS team used cars Mercedes -Benz Type 190E. When Mercedes -Benz works team driver drove like Frank Biela, Jacques Laffite Manuel Reuter or for the team. After the 1992 season, and Mass Schons withdrew, Ingmar Persson took over the team and renamed it Persson Motorsport. By the end of the 1996 series lead, among other things, Uwe Alzen, Olaf Manthey, Ellen Lohr and Bernd Mayländer for the Saarland. Best result achieved until 1996 Uwe Alzen at the last race of the season in 1995 on the Hockenheim Ring when he took the second place in the second race. From 1993 to 1995 Persson became the each best private team of DTM.

After the DTM sat Persson models of the Mercedes -Benz CLK GTR in the FIA ​​GT Championship in.

2000, the DTM was revived as German Touring Car Masters and Persson rose as Mercedes -Benz works team back into the series. Persson has developed over the years for Mercedes -Benz to churn. So went the later HWA works driver Albers, Bruno Spengler, Jamie Green and Paul di Resta for Persson. Gary Paffett also or Jean Alesi were in used by Persson Motorsport Mercedes -Benz go. 2007 even had to concede defeat to Timo Scheider and Tom Kristensen in the team classification Persson, the Audi Team Abt Sportsline.

In 2009, Persson Motorsport car two years of AMG Mercedes -Benz C -Class. Drivers were the come of HWA Briton Jamie Green and Scot Susie Stoddart. Could claim as their second driver after Gary Paffett a victory on a year-old car Green this year. In the race at the Norisring Green won after a turbulent final phase ahead of Bruno Spengler and Mattias Ekström.

2010 was the driver pairing Green / Stoddart exist. In addition, Persson sat with CongFu Cheng a a third driver in the car. Green was able to repeat his victory at the Norisring and is the first driver in DTM history, the celebrated three victories in a row for three consecutive years with the same car. Stoddart was on the Euro Speedway Lausitz and Hockenheimring pick up their first points. Only Cheng had no points.

For 2011, Green moved back into the cars of HWA and Stoddart remained with Persson. New to the team were the Dutchman Renger van der Zande and Christian Vietoris, who also started in the GP2 Series this season.

Persson Motorsport was one of the few teams in the DTM, which could win a year's car. 2007 Gary Paffett won in Oschersleben and 2009 and in 2010 was Jamie Green win at the Norisring.

In February 2013, the Heico group, who belonged Persson, announced that the racing operation of Persson would be discontinued and the HTP Motorsport GmbH will pass.