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DOUBLE DTM TRIUMPH FOR MERCEDES-AMG MOTORSPORT AT LAUSITZRING

In the second event of the 2021 DTM, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport scores its first two wins in the still fresh season in the weekend’s two races. Philip Ellis (SUI) from Mercedes-AMG Team WINWARD secured victory in the first race at Lausitzring with a strong performance in the #57 Mercedes-AMG GT3. On Sunday, Mercedes-AMG Team HRT’s Maximilian Götz (GER) emulated this success by winning the second race.

FERRARI AT LAUSITZRING FOR ENCORE IN THE DTM

After an extraordinary victorious debut at Monza, Ferrari is looking to repeat the feat in round two of the DTM season this weekend at the Lausitzring circuit. The Red Bull Alpha Tauri AF Corse team will represent the Prancing Horse on the track, with the two Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 ‘s driven by Liam Lawson, winner of Race-1 at Brianza, and Alex Albon.

THE ADAC GT MASTERS UNABLE TO RACE AT THE NURBURGRING AT THE START OF AUGUST

After the tragic flood disaster in the Eifel and the surrounding regions, the Nürburgring and its infrastructure will continue to be used by rescue services as a headquarters for coordinating relief efforts in the region until 8th August at the earliest. Under these circumstances, it is no longer to hold the fourth race weekend of the German GT Championship at the Nürburgring at the start of August, as was originally planned. An alternative date or venue are currently being assessed and will be announced shortly.

MERCEDES-AMG MOTORSPORT CELEBRATES 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT THE 24 HOURS OF SPA

For Mercedes-AMG Motorsport, the 2021 TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa 2021 (29th July – 1st August) mark an extraordinary anniversary. Exactly 50 years ago, the long-standing brand from Affalterbach achieved its first major success in the Belgian endurance racing classic. In 1971, the Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG finished in second place overall and secured victory in its class. In this year’s edition, 13 Mercedes-AMG GT3s will be on the grid for the world’s biggest race exclusively for GT3 cars, two of them with extended support from Mercedes-AMG. As an homage to the “rote Sau”, as the Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG is colloquially known as well, the Mercedes-AMG Team HubAuto car with starting number 50 will be racing in the historic livery from the year 1971.

THE SECOND EVOLUTION OF THE AUDI R8 LMS GT3

With 83 drivers titles won worldwide and 106 additional championship victories, the Audi R8 LMS is one of the most successful GT3 race cars. To ensure that this continues to be the case, Audi is presenting the evo II model. The revised mid-engine sports car is even more specifically tailored to the requirements of private customer teams, but the additional price is still moderate.

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