The second DTM event of the season takes place at the Lausitzring this weekend. At the first German race of the year, SSR Performance is highly motivated to go for points with Laurens Vanthoor (BEL) and Dennis Olsen (NOR).
This weekend, SSR Performance will compete in the DTM at the Lausitzring with two Porsche 911 GT3 R. 17 teams start on the 4.601 km long track. Turn 1 in particular, will be a spectacle for the fans: Up to three vehicles can drive next to each other in the banked turn and the wall along the start-finish straight often offers the opportunity for collisions.
After the cars first competed at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao at the end of April and SSR Performance collected a few points, the aim is to further improve the results in Germany.
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Stefan Schlund, Team Owner SSR Peformance: „We are well prepared for the upcoming races in Lausitz. The whole team works very concentrated and focused. With the necessary amount of luck, I am fully convinced that we can achieve good results with our two 911s.“
Mario Schuhbauer, Team Principal SSR Performance: „We are looking forward to the race weekend at the Lausitzring. Our team is well prepared and our goal is to finish on the podium. We will do our best to achieve that.”
Laurens Vanthoor, driver #92: „I’m really looking forward to the race. I last competed at the Lausitzring about 10 years ago. After our test days we should be relatively well prepared. Turn 1 in particular will definitely be exciting. We were able to improve in every session in Portugal, and that’s the goal this time as well.”
Dennis Olsen, driver #94: „We are well prepared and ready to step on the gas pedal at the Lausitzring. The motivation is high and of course we want to achieve better results than last time. We were testing at the Lausitzring and think we can compete with the front runners. I am really looking forward to the weekend!”
The provisional time table for the DTM Weekend at Lausitzring:
Friday, May 20, 2022
11:20 – 12:05 Free Practice 1
15:10 – 15:55 Free Practice 2
Saturday, May 21, 2022
10:05 – 10:25 Qualifying 1
13:33 – 14:33 Race 1
Sunday, May 22, 2022
10:05 – 10:25 Qualifying 2
13:33 – 14:33 Race 2
Points after the first round in Portimao
Driver championship 1. Mirko Bortolotti / GRT – 35 points
2. Nico Müller / Team Rosberg – 28 points
3. Lucas Auer / Mercedes-AMG Team Winward – 26 points
8. Dennis Olsen / SSR Performance – 10 points
11. Laurens Vanthoor / SSR Performance – 10 points
Team championship 1. GRT – 35 points
2. ABT Sportsline – 30 points
3. Team Rosberg – 28 points
5. SSR Performance – 20 points
Source. SSR Performance