GEDORE Porsche on the race track at Oschersleben

Gedore Tools in Motorsport

Motorsport DNA meets
Tools for life

Patrick Wagner, managing director and race mechanic at W&S Motorsport, reaches into the wide drawer of the workbench, still half bent over the engine compartment of a racing car. His hand finds the shaft of the 12 ring spanner. The matt chrome of the key bears the traces of the past hours: oily fingerprints and dust.

It is Tuesday morning, 09 May 2023. In a few hours, the starting signal is given for a special test drive at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Several cars, drivers and a team of several back-office and service staff, mechanics, coordinators and engineers from W&S Motorsport are preparing for a premiere in the pits and the adjacent paddock: for the first time, the brand-new GEDORE Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport will take to the starting grid. The team and the two drivers of the GEDORE Porsche, David Jahn and Jannes Fittje, are using the two-day test before the official start of the season to make final adjustments to the new car.

At its premiere, on 28.05.2023 in Oschersleben, Germany's third permanent test and race track, 500 hp from a boxer engine will move the almost 1320 kg of the blue and white Cayman over more than 3.6 km and through 14 bends - during the test drive, the vehicle and crew will once again be subjected to the acid test. The last chance for fine-tuning.

For this, W&S Motorsport has relied on the quality tools of manufacturer GEDORE for years. GEDORE is also the racing team's new main sponsor for the start of the ADAC GT4 Germany 2023. In the upcoming season, the GEDORE Porsche will compete in the colours and design of the tool manufacturer in six races at Oschersleben, Zandvoort, the Nürburgring, Lausitzring, Sachsenring and Hockenheim.

W&S Motorsport and GEDORE - a collaboration from which the racing team and the tool manufacturer benefit equally. On the one hand, tools that are tailored to the high demands of the pit lane in terms of efficiency, performance and safety. On the other hand, direct feedback from the mechanics and engineers in practice. "GEDORE tools stand for experience, quality, durability and uncompromising functionality. Indispensable qualities in the pit lane and workshop, which we can see for ourselves every day. We are very pleased that GEDORE has placed its trust in us for many years and that we will be working even more closely together in the future."
GEDORE Porsche on the race track at Oschersleben

Racing Team with GEDORE Support

GEDORE has been involved in the pit lane of the W&S Motorsport Team since 2017. As an official sponsor - with a Porsche Cayman in GEDORE design and with logos on the rear of two other Porsche Caymans - the tool manufacturer supports the young racing car forge with quality tools and accessories made in Germany, whose efficiency, performance and safety are optimally tailored to the high demands in the workshop and pit lane.

Regular maintenance, technical know-how and the use of suitable tools are required to bring the horsepower of the racing cars to the asphalt with pinpoint accuracy. For the best service on the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and the Porsche 992 GT3, W&S Motorsport has been equipped with, among other things, a fully equipped 1506 XL rolling workbench, screwdriver and socket sets and lots of special tools for the automotive sector.

The standard tools such as ratchets, hammers and measuring tools, which can be found in almost every toolbox, are just as often picked up when working in the pit lane as special tools for wheel alignment and pullers. Regardless of whether it is a rough emergency repair on the track or a fine adjustment, if the tools do not have the required quality, damage, loss of material and time or, in the worst case, injuries are the result. Torque spanners in particular must perform to the point; when replacing parts or working on the wheel, the limited slip differential and all components made of aluminium, such as the flywheel or clutch.


W&S Mechaniker und Fahrer neben einem Porsche in der Boxengasse