Safenwil – Switzerland, 06 July 2023
The Swiss team travels to Nuremberg (D) for the third DTM round and races at the Norisring for the first time in history.
The Norisring in the middle of Nuremberg is one of motorsport’s most legendary street circuits. It has been attracting motorsport fans from all over the world for more than six decades. With its unique combination of challenging corners, a long straight and the incredible atmosphere on site, the Norisring offers an unforgettable racing experience. The track is 2.3 kilometres long and demands a lot from the drivers, both in terms of driving technique and mentally. Precision and skill are required in the corner combinations, and the drivers reach speeds of over 250 km/h on the long straight.
In Zandvoort, Emil Frey Racing had to pull a car out of the races three times. The team has used the time since the last race in Zandvoort intensively to resolve the technical problems. It is assumed that the high outside temperatures and the heavy loads in the steep wall curve caused them.
Lorenz Frey-Hilti, Team Principal, says: “The technical problems at Zandvoort were regrettable, but they have now been resolved. We are looking forward to our premiere at the Norisring. Jack Aitken will rejoin the team this weekend, which we are also pleased about.”
Technical Director Jürg Flach is also looking forward to the upcoming race weekend: “Due to its layout, the Norisring demands good top speed, braking stability, traction and fast acceleration out of the hairpins. Due to the shortness of the track, the gaps between the cars in the race will also be even tighter than usual. We are very excited about our premiere at the Norisring and how we will master this special challenge. We are also looking forward to the good atmosphere on site, as the Norisring is known for attracting a large crowd each time.”
Get ready and experience the fascinating world of motorsport at the Norisring. The programme starts on Friday with two 45-minute free practice sessions, which take place at 11.25 am and 4.30 pm. Qualifying will take place at the Norisring in two groups: Group A starts at 09.35 on Saturday morning and Group B at 10.00. The first race of the weekend will occur as usual at 13.30. Qualifying 2 of Group B will occur on Sunday at 9.20 am and Group A at 9.45 am. At 1.30 p.m., the drivers will take to the grid for the second race.
Emil Frey Racing
Schürmattstrasse, CH-5745 Safenwil
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