it is Not as glamorous as Monaco nor as fast and spectacular as Baku, but the urban layout of Norisring is a living history of the DTM. The contest arrives to your appointment, more charismatic, and does so in a high point of the season. Well it is true that we have only played three competitive rounds -six races – and that everything can turn around, but for the moment, four drivers are separated by eight points. The duel between the Audi RS 5 DTM of Rast, Green and Ekstrom against the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM Auer promises to be one of the assets of the end of the week.
The path of the Norisring is located in Nuremberg. even though you have a 2.3 kilometres of length and seven curves, exudes something special. Areas of high-speed, a chicane in there to skim the wall to be fast and two forks on the ends are more than enough to provide racing really exciting. Although the path has been territory, Mercedes, triumphs, Mercedes from 2003 to 2015, the victories of Audi in 2016 has been a respite for the brand of the rings, since it is his home race since Ingolstadt is just a half hour drive.
Four are the main protagonists of the weekend, although it really Norisring anything can happen. René Rast arrives as the leader of the DTM (70 points) the layout of the city, after his magnificent performance at the Hungaroring, with two poles and a victory. These results earned him to overtake Lucas Auer, which took a weekend to antagonistic in the failed to score. Jamie Green also had a good role in the plot Hungarian, but his disqualification from the race Saturday has left five points behind the leader. Mattias Ekström with his podium got to take the step to sneak among the best.
Jamie Green is a true specialist at this track with four wins, but Gary Pafett, Bruno Spengler, or Robert Wickens, too, know what it is to win in Norisring. All of them are candidates to achieve great things in the layout of the city of Nuremberg, in the same way that we must not rule out other pilots. The condition of the asphalt, the weather and the strategy may play in favor of seeing the other protagonists. However, during the first races of the season has been seen as the combination of exit in the last few posts and make a stop very soon gives good results.
The other major factor to take into account in Norisring is the balance of weights. After the weekend in Hungary, the Audi RS 5 DTM and Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM credited the same weight of starting, as both have been saddled up to the 1,125,5 kilograms. For his part, the BMW M4 DTM are on a weight 1.117,5 kilos, which should be an advantage to their riders in Norisring. In spite of this, it is difficult to say which manufacturer comes with advantage at Norisring, beyond the leadership of Mercedes-AMG -by four points over Audi – classification of marks.
Schedules of the DTM 2017 at Norisring
|Day / Time||Session||Duration|
|Friday 30/06 – 17:00h||Free practice 1||30′|
|Saturday, 01/07 – 08:45 pm||Free practice 2||30′|
|Saturday, 01/07 – 11:20pm||Classification (Race 1)||20′|
|Saturday, 01/07 – 13:28h||Career 1||55′ + 1 back|
|Sunday 02/07 – 11:10am||Free practice 3||30′|
|Sunday 02/07 – 14:00h||Classification||20′|
|Sunday 02/07 – 17:23h||Career 2||55′ + 1 back|