Next weekend, the DTM Trophy will head to a foreign race track for the second time – the Red Bull Ring in Austria will host the fourth of seven race weekends.
After a bumpy start to the season and some bad luck for the Audi team, everything went right at the Nürburgring. With fifth place in Saturday’s race and the first podium finish in Sunday’s race, Lucas Mauron (CH) could be very satisfied. The 23-year-old Swiss is even more motivated going into the two 30-minute sprint races on the 4.318-kilometer Alpine circuit in Styria.
New to the team for the rest of the season is Sebastian Kornely (DE), who will pilot the second Audi R8 LMS GT. His career began in the Porsche Sports Cup, before he successfully fielded his own racing team in GT3 for several years. Now he is back behind the wheel himself – in a “LIQUI MOLY”-branded car. Together with strong partners and Heide-Motorsport as a team, he will not only contest the races during the remaining four race weekends – at the same time, donations will be collected for the flood victims along the Ahr River under the hashtag #raceAHRdonation.
More info on the fundraiser will be announced at www.raceahrdonation.com.
Sophie Hofmann (DE) is still on board as the third rider. After health restrictions in the course of the season so far, she wants to continue her performance improvement so far.
The DTM Trophy races as part of the DTM . The fourth race weekend will take place from 03 to 05 September at the Red Bull Ring. On Saturday and Sunday, qualifying and one race each are on the schedule. The races will be broadcast live on free-TV on SPORT1 and streamed on DTM Grid (grid.dtm.com). On DTM’s own platform, the practice sessions and qualifying sessions are also available to fans in front of the screens.