Out of pure passion for motorsport
Manthey-Racing GmbH is a company with a workforce of over 190. Manthey-Racing has achieved international fame thanks to numerous activities in the VLN Nürburgring Endurance Series, the World Sportscar Championship (WSC) and many other racing events. Since 2013, the company has been responsible for factory participation in GT Porsche Motorsport events.
The company has also made a name for itself as the organiser of the VLN class Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing and as a modifier of road-legal vehicles for the race circuit. Manthey-Racing GmbH is a company run by brothers Nicolas and Martin Raeder, in which Porsche AG holds 51% of the shares.
Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring
The Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring (PETN) is a national Porsche championship held as part of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS, German: Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie). The championship has two classes: Cup 2 and Cup 3. Both established teams and newcomers can enjoy an exciting and successful racing season in this new Porsche event. With this new championship, Manthey aims to follow on from the success of the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing.
The Porsche Endurance Trophy will be contested at all eight events in the NLS season. The Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing will become the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 3 class. In this class, both the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport (Type 982) and its predecessor, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (Type 981), are eligible to enter the permit A and permit B categories of the Clubsport races, as in previous years.
In the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 2 class, representing the second class of the Porsche Endurance Trophy alongside the Cup 3, only the latest generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is eligible to take part.
The two classes combined make up the new Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring championship, with joint and class rankings, both accompanied by attractive prize money. As in recent years, all participants can compete in the Nürburgring 24 Hours and the qualifying race with the same car configuration. The two events count as individual races and will not be included in the annual rankings of the Porsche championship.
Manthey-Racing GmbH was founded by Olaf Manthey in 1996 and currently employs around 200 people in four business units. As well as running a race team and enhancing the performance of road cars, our company portfolio also includes engineering support and driving experiences.