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Track Notes after DTM Classic DRM Cup, Free Practice on friday at the Red Bull Ring, Austria

#1 Peter Mücke, Ford Zakspeed Capri

After setting the fastest qualifying time in free practice, the 75-years-old Peter Mücke, currently the leader in the championship standings, stopped in front of the marshalls in order to get a fire extinguished, which occured underneath the engine cover. If the car can return into the competition, remains uncertain.

Session was stopped under red flags due to the incident. Green flag re-occured after the Capri was torn apart.

# 171 Erich Petrakovits, Ford Capri Turbo

The Austrian present a home-built steel tube frame chassis, which weighs about 200 kgs more than the original Zakspeed-entry with a frame built from Aluminium tubes. Notheless, the styrian racer completed some laps in the slipstream of Peter Mücke before heading the pits due to some technical issue.

#4 Hans-Ulrich Kainzinger, Porsche Carrera RSR

The runner-up in the championship standings will have to shift to the spare car, a 1972-spec. Porsche 911 2.5 S/T. Unfamiliar engine sounds were responsible for the decision, the green RSR was a soon retirement from the event.

#28 Michael Meyer, BMW 323i

After the collision in the beginning of saturday´s race at the Nürburgring four weeks ago, the Jägermeister-orange touringcar had to repaired in dozens of nightshifts. The rear floorpan had to be removed as well as the final body panel, while the rear fenders could be saved within the process. Courageous as ever, “Gurken Meyer” returned to the competition with his enthusiastic drivestyle.

#44 Andreas Diring, BMW M1 Procar

Racecar mechanic Andreas Diring, responsible for Axel Hagemann´s fleet of BMW M1´s, presents a piece a austrian motorsports history. His example of the mid-engined spaceframe car shows the green and red “Jim Beam”-livery, that accompanied Markus Höttinger in the 1979-Procar-series. One year later, young and promising Formula 2 racer died in an accident in Hockenheim, Germany. In memory of the austrian national hero, Diring managed to bring the car home an 21st position in free practice.

#14 Anton Werner, Audi Coupé Quattro

The racing Audi-collector, located in Landshut, Germany, had its first outing in a road-legal rally version of the Audi Coupé Quattro in a super-seldom specification for tarmac stages. “Toni” Werner proved the point, that the rallye car can be a contender for top ten finishes. Due to the red flag in the middle of the session, a little tracktime was missing in the end.

#63 Peter and Jürgen Schumann, BMW 635

Only one week ago, the brother pairing from Saarbrücken won the Nürburgring 1.000 kms on the famous long circuit alongside Joachim Kiesch and former DTM-ace Olaf Manthey. Revision time was quite low for the four-valve-engine, which was once used in the BMW 635 M Coupé in the middle of the eighties, even in the 24 hours race at the Nürburgring – quite a reliable powerplant indeed.

#6 Ronny Scheer, BMW M1 Procar

One year ago, the Dresden-based racedriver won the revival of the Deutsche Automobil-Rennsportmeisterschaft in the frame of the DTM on site. More than twelve months later on, the mid-engined car is “beepin’ like a bee”, according to its owner-entrant in person. Concerning his choice of tires, Scheer states, that his car is running on Goodyear rubber in comparison to his Ford Sierra RS Cosworth he last used at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

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