DTM roaring at 250 km/h through the corner for the braves at Lausitzring

DTM roaring at 250 km/h through the corner for the braves at Lausitzring

22.07.2021: 2021 DTM at the Lausitzring: second race weekend, for the first time in Germany © DTM • Turn 1: a real challenge for the drivers, a breath-taking highlight for the fans • 2021 DTM: second race weekend, f

2021 DTM at the Lausitzring: second race weekend, for the first time in Germany © DTM


•    Turn 1: a real challenge for the drivers, a breath-taking highlight for the fans

•    2021 DTM: second race weekend, for the first time in Germany, for the first time with spectators

•    After spectacular season opener at Monza: Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde leading the standings

•    Home round for two DTM teams: Mücke Motorsport from Berlin, T3 Motorsport from Dresden

•    Live from Lausitz: worldwide in over 60 countries, SAT.1 in German-speaking countries

Flat-out or slightly lifting? The 300 metres long and banked first corner at DEKRA Lausitzring is putting the drivers in the 2021 DTM to a real test, a test of courage.

When the DTM race cars from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG as well as Ferrari and Lamborghini are starting into the two races on the second race weekend (23-25 July) in double-file formation, wheel to wheel, the 19 world class drivers will be roaring through the first corner, Turn 1 of the Lausitz tri-oval, at a speed of around 250 km/h.


What is a real challenge for the drivers will be a breath-taking highlight for the spectators. For the first time since the event at the Nürburgring last year, DTM can welcome fans in the grandstands again. The excitement is according among the drivers, the teams and the organisers from ITR, but above all among the fans.

In line with a hygiene concept, approved by the authorities, tickets are only available in pre-sale at tickets.DTM.com or from the DTM Ticket Hotline at +49 1806 99 11 66. There will be no on-site ticket sales at Lausitzring.

The wild ride through the corner for the braves – the new configuration was conclusively approved by the global motoring federation FIA on Tuesday – combined with the return of the fans to the track, close to the action: after the spectacular season opener at Monza in Italy, conditions for an equally spectacular first German round of the DTM could hardly be better, including a summerly weather forecast with temperatures close to 30 degrees.

For the first time, the long-standing race series is run with GT race cars that staged fantastic racing at the high-speed track in Monza. Hot duels in the heat in Italy could be enjoyed on both days, not just for victory, but with intense fights for every single championship point throughout the field. Entertaining position fights over many laps and sensational overtaking manoeuvres were the result.

In the first race of the season on Saturday, New Zealander Liam Lawson, only 19 years old, sparked the first big surprise with the Red Bull Ferrari. He won from the two Mercedes-AMGs with Monegasque Vincent Abril and German Maximilian Götz (both Team HRT).

On Sunday, Audi struck back as South African Kelvin van der Linde (ABT Sportsline) scored his maiden DTM win. Fellow Audi driver and last year’s runner-up Nico Müller (SUI, Team Rosberg) finished second, Austrian Lucas Auer (Mercedes-AMG, Team WINWARD) came third.

And at Lausitzring, Germany’s most recent race track, located between Berlin and Dresden? At the 4.562 kilometres long track, a mix of parts of the tri-oval and twisty infield sections, the pack will be reshuffled. The character of the track is completely different to that at Monza and, of course, Turn 1.

All a question of the line: the drivers are required

Turn 1 is offering far more than just one racing line. That is making it exciting and will provide variety. Perhaps, the DTM aces will actually also be roaring two or even three abreast through this slightly banked corner? “Three wide,” as the Americans put it, loving their numerous banked corners as they do.

The small angle of Turn 1 can also be found in the US, for instance, at the NASCAR track of Homestead, south of Miami. Other US bankings are even much steeper, so much that a car almost runs through the corner flat-out by itself. Not so in Turn 1 at Lausitzring, though, the circuit that has been owned by DTM partner DEKRA since 2017. In Turn 1, drivers, male and female, will be making the difference, no doubt about it.

In Turn 1, the world-class drivers have to prove themselves in Turn 1, be it Formula 1-experienced Alex Albon (THA) with Ferrari and Timo Glock (GER) with BMW, DTM stalwarts like Nico Müller (SUI, Audi) or Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW), GT aces like Maximilian Götz (GER) or Maximilian Buhk (GER), both with Mercedes-AMG, and DTM rookies like Esteban Muth (BEL, Lamborghini) or Arjun Maini from India (Mercedes-AMG) or the two women in the field, Sophia Flörsch (GER, Audi) and Esmee Hawkey (ENG, Lamborghini).

According to the BMW drivers, Lausitzring is the circuit, next to Red Bull Ring, where they have the best chances of winning. Last year, Lucas Auer, still with BMW at the time, scored one of the BMW race wins at Lausitz. Glock, Wittmann and Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) will be doing whatever they can to benefit from any advantage for BMW. All the others, meanwhile, will be trying to prevent it. In the high-class DTM, nobody is giving away any points without fighting for them.

The fans, especially those coming from Berlin or Dresden, would certainly appreciate a home win. Drivers who could pull this off are Maximilian Buhk, racing for Peter Mücke and his Mercedes-AMG Team Mücke Motorsport, or Esteban Muth with the Lamborghini of the T3 Motorsport team with Jens Feucht at the helm as the team principal.

After the considerable performance at Monza, the first championship points for the young British female racer Esmee Hawkey with the other T3 Lamborghini wouldn’t be that much of a surprise either, but perhaps, Sophia Flörsch (GER) with the ABT Audi manages to achieve this as well.

All these and other questions will be answered in two entertaining DTM races, starting on Saturday and Sunday at 1.30pm and broadcast live in over 60 countries as well as on SAT.1 in Germany (from 1pm).

All the DTM practice sessions and qualifyings can also be watched on the DTM Grid streaming portal (grid.dtm.com), just like all the races on the DTM platform: the junior race series DTM Trophy, the Touring car Legends under the newly created DTM Classic banner for the first time, the competition debut of the BMW M2 Cup and the Ferrari Club Deutschland Racing Series are a guarantee for excellent motorsport all day long.

Aline Proll- photo DTM

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22.07.2021 / MaP

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