The DTM trio was sitting in one boat – and executed an exclusive training session with the German eight.
Dortmund. Cool workday for Timo Scheider, Antonio Felix da Costa and Christian Vietoris: on Thursday in Dortmund, the DTM trio was sitting in one boat – and executed an exclusive training session with the German eight. Together with the Olympic Gold Medallists Kristof Wilke and Richard Schmidt, they followed the orders of coxswain Martin Sauer and had fun on the water.
“This was a really great week for me,” added Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW). “At first we played football at RBB Leipzig and now these completely new impressions during the sculling practice with Gold Medallists.
“Getting this kind of direct insight was really interesting,” revealed Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz). “In consideration of the major training effort they make, their sport is far less in the spotlight than it should be. Even in winter, at temperatures of around 3° C, they are sitting in their boat and practice early in the morning. But it would be great for us racing drivers if we also had the chance of performing our sport with our pieces of sports equipment every day.”
The DTM season will begin in 44 days. But before starting into the first race of the season, the 23 DTM drivers may take their cars through their paces in the ITR tests at Budapest’s Hungaronring (31st March to 03rd April) and the Hockenheimring Baden Württemberg (14th to 17th April). Then, from 02nd to 04th May, the most popular international touring-car series will kick off it 30th-anniversary season.