DTM »

Revised layout set to produce `exciting start`.

Bernd Schneider and Timo Scheider are anticipating an 'exciting start' to the third round of the DTM after previewing the revised Eurospeedway Lausitz layout in practice.

With the circuit having been relayed and reconfigured, the new, tighter first corner has prompted discussion in particular, with several drivers predicting some potential clashes, particularly at the start.

Nonetheless, for DTM champion Schneider – who has raced at Lausitz each year since it was first included on the calendar in 2000 -, he claims the corner will offer up some precious overtaking chances on a circuit not renowned for its passing opportunities.

“You can always discuss about reconstructions and differ on them - there will always be issues that can be discussed. But the EuroSpeedway Lausitz was a track with absolutely no possibilities for overtaking. When there is a possibility now, it is at this point, so therefore, the reconstruction definitely is an improvement.”

It is a few shared by Abt Audi driver Scheider, who admits he tested out the corner's effectiveness in practice by attempting to out-brake Schneider.

“The new first corner still is the main critical point and triggers a lot of discussion among the drivers. When we were practicing starts, it came like I had feared: Bernd and I were side-by-side and then still both had to brake with maximum force in order to make it through without any damage. When it will be like that in the race, the fans will get to see an exciting start…”


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Bernd Schneider - Original-Teile AMG Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Timo Scheider - Phoenix Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Timo Scheider - Phoenix Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Timo Scheider - Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]
Timo Scheider - Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]
Timo Scheider - Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]
Timo Scheider - Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]
Timo Scheider - Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]
11 Mattias Ekström (S), Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, Audi RS 5 DTM (Photo Credit: DTM Media)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
3 Gary Paffett (GB), HWA, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo Credit: DTM)
Start of the race at the Lausitzring. (Photo Credit: DTM)

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.