MEYLE’s associations with motorsport go back a long way. Company founder Wulf Gaertner, a passionate racing driver in South America, was himself faced with the challenge of finding high-quality automotive spare parts for his racing car. He ultimately sourced them from Germany, thus laying the foundation for export trade.
Today, motorsport plays a central role in product development, especially as a test field under real conditions. Our more than 30 MEYLE engineers worldwide are most often motorsport enthusiasts themselves. They combine their daily development work with their passion for motorsport by transferring their racetrack expertise to the in-house development of parts. With every kilometre raced on the track, they gather valuable data and findings for the further development and optimisation of products, thus making the work of independent workshops and their employees simpler and more efficient.
Our sponsorship partnerships
The MEYLE team is delighted to be continuing its sponsorship of Maximilian Paul in Team Oregon this season. For the first time, the Dresden local will be competing in the International GT Open in a Huracán GT3 Evo2 backed by Lamborghini bearing starting number 63. The Hamburg-based manufacturer is also extending its involvement in the German Rally Championship with Christian Riedemann. A particular highlight for MEYLE is to be supporting driver Christian Lemke’s junior team in the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup for another consecutive season. This partnership clearly illustrates how motorsport and sustainability can be reconciled with one another.