This year’s 49th Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring was an action packed event.
Kris Nissen and Yannik Trautwein lined up for the DTM Classic Cup. For Kris, however, the event was over before racing actually started. An engine problem that was irreparable on site forced the experienced Dane to retire…
Yannik started with the BMW E36 STW from pole position after having set the best time in the free practice and qualifying. After a promising start, Yannik suffered a loss of power in the third lap, which is why he decided to stop the car after the fourth lap. Due to the problems Yannik started only from P14 into the second race the following day. There was hope that the problem had been found when the super touring car ran smoothly again after changing the fuel injectors. The start of the second race swept the spectators from their seats. Yannik started fulminant overtaking maneuvers to take the lead already in the Goodyear turn! However, the problem reappeared at the exit of the Schumacher-S and the Supertourer lost power. Thus, after one lap Yannik was forced to give up. It was a pity, because the performance was great.
In the DRM Revival race Ralph Bahr started with his beautiful BMW 635 Group 2 car. It was Ralph’s first race on this car. After P20 in qualifying, Ralph quickly found into a good rhythm. With great overtaking maneuvers he moved up place by place to eventually bring home the ex-Eggenberger car on a great 14th overall position.