Safenwil – Switzerland, June 22nd 2023
After a three-week break, Emil Frey Racing will travel to Zandvoort (NL) next weekend for the second race of this year’s DTM season.
The Circuit Park in Zandvoort is a 4.3 km long race track located directly on the North Sea. The track winds through a landscape of dunes and is known for its unique track characteristics consisting of fast bends, hills, and treacherous bumps. Especially curve ten, also known as CM.com, must be negotiated without mistakes to make the most of the next straight. The Arie-Luyendijk curve is the highlight of the Dutch circuit. Here, the drivers drive at full speed over a steep concave curve with an inclination of 18 degrees. Formula One cars reach an average top speed of 310 km/h in this curve. So, it’s pure adrenaline.
The Swiss team has already celebrated several successes at Zandvoort. Most recently, the team scored three podium finishes at the ADAC GT Masters last season. Emil Frey Racing hopes to build on this success.
Albert Costa Balboa will make his DTM debut at Zandvoort, replacing Jack Aitken at the steering wheel of the #14 due to a scheduling conflict. He is in 8th place with 18 points after his first podium finish at the last race in Oschersleben. His teammate Thierry Vermeulen is currently 18th.
Due to the tight corners at Zandvoort, qualifying will be crucial. Only three of the 14 corners are well suited for an overtaking manoeuvre: turn one, also called Tarzanbocht, and turn eleven and twelve, better known as Hans Ernst Bocht, offer the drivers the opportunity to make up places. The weekend begins on Friday with two one-hour free practice sessions at 12:20 and 16:00. Qualifying for the first race will occur on Saturday morning from 09:35, followed by Race 1 at 13:30 CET. Sunday will again start at 09:15 with qualifying. The starting signal for Race 2 will be given as usual at 13:30 CET
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