Maverick Track Performance, also known for its abbreviation MTP, is a Swiss GPGSL racing team. It was founded by team owner John Maverick. The team entered the GPGSL in Season 11, replacing the two-time champions Team Shadow.
Initially planned to enter earlier already, the team (back then known as Kult-Fernsehen.de Racing) suffered a set back when their factories burnt down. A cooperation with Aston Martin Racing saw the British team running the MTP liveries on their test cars in Season 9 and Season 10.
Finally the team was ready to enter the GPGSL in Season 11, they were powered by Porsche engines and Dunlop tyres. Matteo Scala who was a test driver the previous season at Martini Paddock Racing was hired as one of the main driver, alongside him was the young Milos Ancevski, who had just one season under his belt. Team owner John Maverick and rookie Michael Soutsen were the test drivers.
The team started with an amazing 3rd place podium by Scala right at the first round in the Australian Grand Prix, in the next round at the Malaysian Grand Prix Scala got a 4th place, but the higlights ended there, after five races Ancevski was dropped of the team due to poor results, he would retire from the series after that, Soutsen took his seat but would last only three races as he had to leave due to personal reasons, without many options in the market MTP hired veteran Gianluigi Silvestre to finish the season, in six races he retired at three of it. In the end of their debut season, MTP had one podium and 66 points, which meant the 8th place in the constructors championship.
For Season 12 the team didn't renewed Silvestre's contract, and after the end of MPR they signed Carlos Rodríguez, who had two pretty solid season in the previous years. Soutsen was back to once again be a test driver alongside Maverick. This situation would last only four races, as starting from the South American Grand Prix Soutsen would book a main racing seat at Christel VXR replacing the retired Jake Legge.
The season started with a boom for MTP, Scala won the team's first race in the opening round at the Australian Grand Prix, while Rodriguez won another one in the next round at the Japanese Grand Prix. They would score two other podiums at the first five races, but the car couldn't handle the pace at the second part of the season. Scala also had some performance problems, finishing some races outside the points. In the end of the season MTP had two wins, six podiums and a pole position, a huge advance when compared with the previous year. Rodriguez finished with the 5th place in the drivers championship, while the team itself would finish with a good 5th place in the constructors championship.
For Season 13 the team hoped to keep their progress, and all the three drivers from the previous year were back, Scala and Rodriguez as main drivers and Maverick as test driver. Brazilian rookie Anderson Savio was hired as the other test driver, while the car saw a change of livery, with the green of the last season being replaced by red.
Unlike previous seasons, the team struggled to get into a rhythm at the start of the season. For the first time in its GPGSL career, the team did not perform well in the opening race of the Australian Grand Prix but instead left Australia with only one poor point from Matteo Scala who then hurried to get to know the new car better than Rodriguez, bringing home two 5th places and two podiums in the following rounds. But it was the latter who brought MTP the first win of the season in the Canadian Grand Prix. From there on, it was mostly a mix of good and bad results with Scala eventually outperforming Rodriguez quite clearly and scoring another win for the team in the penultimate British Grand Prix while Rodriguez struggled both with the reliability and the performance of the car over the whole season. Team owner John Maverick meanwhile fought for the Tester's championship (WTC) crown until the last race but lost it there to a bunch of heavily boosted competitors. Despite the troublesome season, the team managed to improve further in the constructors championship and would finish the season in 4th place. If the team can keep up this momentum, S14 should show them on a podium finish at the end of the season.
Season 14 Edit
For Season 14, the team kept the full driver lineup for the first time in history, with team owner John Maverick working on losing his title as the Monisha Kaltenborn of the GPGSL. With this consistency, the team hopes to build on the good things of the previous season. However, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemia also affected the team in its preparation for the season. In a symbolic gesture move, the team decided to express the darkness, the desperation but also the hope for new good things to come in a new car design labeled 'New Dawn'.
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