At a press conference held in the run-up to the fifth round of the DTM season, staged by Nuremberg’s Norisring, DTM aces Christian Vietoris, Jamie Green and Timo Scheider answered the questions of the local media representatives. The event was held in the ‘Museum fur Kommunikation’, with an Audi A4 DTM and an AMG Mercedes C-Class being showcased in the building’s atrium.
“I will have to cope with massive pressure on the Norisring weekend,” Vietoris admitted with a twinkle in his eyes. “After all, Jamie has won the Norisring round three times, with the C-Class I’m racing this year, thus demonstrating that it has got what it takes to succeed in Nuremberg.” Meanwhile, Green wants to continue his streak of Norisring wins but is well aware that doing so won’t be easy: “I’d love to secure my fourth consecutive win in this race,” he says, “But talking a look at the first for rounds of the season you can see that the DTM racing is extremely close, this year.” Timo Scheider, however, made clear that he is determined to prevent Green from making it four Norisring wins in a row. “It’s the most prestigious race of the season and I want to take this trophy to Ingolstadt”, he stressed. “The race enjoys a special status as the circuit represents an extreme, due to its characteristics. And nowhere else, we DTM drivers have closer contact to our supporters. I truly am looking forward to the Norisring.”
The support program of the only street race on the DTM calendar will feature an additional highlight. On Sunday afternoon, new Le Mans winner Benoît Treluyer will have the honor to present his winning car – the R15 TDI – to the Norisring crowds. The demonstration laps with the diesel powered sports prototype have been scheduled for 12:05hrs CEST (11:05hrs BST).
Tickets for the highlight of the DTM season still are available in nearly every category. They can be ordered at the ‘DTM-Ticketline’, +49 (0) 1805/723000 (14ct/min from the German landline / maximum mobile-call price 42ct/min) or online at www.dtm.com. All the tickets are so called ‘Combi-tickets’, granting the ticket holder access to the circuit, the respective grandstand and the paddock.