DTM adds activities for the spectators at the street circuit in Nuremberg.
DTM at Norisring - that isn’t just thrilling motor racing action at the only street circuit on the calendar of the most popular international touring car series. The 71st running of the ’Speedweekend’ in Nuremberg also provides plenty of action off the track for the fans. For the first time, there will be a huge DTM show stage with a varied programme throughout the weekend.
To kick it off, spectators can get really close to the public press conference with the three DTM drivers Timo Scheider (Audi), Marco Wittmann (BMW) and Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz) on Friday at 15:00hrs CEST (14:00hrs BST) Moreover, the regular autograph session on Sunday morning with all 22 drivers will be held on the stage. During the weekend, there are various opportunities to find out more about the Audi RS 5 DTM, the BMW M3 DTM and the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé, the new option tyres or the working of the DRS in the DTM technology corner. The monocoque of a DTM car is also on display. The FIA Formula 3 European Championship will also have all of its three press conferences after the races on Saturday and Sunday on the show stage.
Real motorsport legends will also be on stage. Ex-DTM driver Tom Kristensen will report about his ninth Le Mans victory, achieved three weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz is bringing along numerous drivers from the Stuttgart-based brand’s 25 years in DTM. BMW comes with a Fan-Cam action, in which fans can, for instance, show their very own ’winner’s face’ and win a passenger ride in a race taxi, when their video turns out to be the most popular among spectators. Other renowned athletes are expected too, like slalom ace Fritz Dopfer or Olympic hockey gold medallist Max Müller, who comes from Nuremberg.
Of course, the ’show’ element on the show stage isn’t being neglected either: concerts by Finn Martin on Saturday and Nordwest on Sunday will entertain the crowds and various fashion shows by the DTM grid girls will provide a pleasant sight. A live showing of the classic rally film ’The evolution of rallying’, that even Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is regarding as one of his favourites, will be a thrilling end to the activities on Saturday evening from 18:50hrs CEST.
Various raffles will round out the entertainment programme. Radio anchor Josh Kochhann will be the host on stage all weekend long. Every spectator with a valid ticket for the race weekend will also get access to the show stage.