Nordschleife expert Schmitz to make WTCC debut

Nurburgring Nordschleife expert Sabine Schmitz will make her debut in the World Touring Car Championship at the legendary circuit next month.

Schmitz will drive a Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 for the Munnich Motorsport team in the May 16 event.

The 45-year-old, a winner of the Nurburgring 24 Hours, has completed thousands of laps around the track as part of the high-speed 'taxi' service for visitors.

"I am really happy that I have the opportunity to take part in the WTCC," she said. "In my eyes it is the best racing series we have.

"I could have entered the championship a race earlier, but sadly that didn't work with my agenda. But the WTCC Test Day on the Nordschleife on 28 April will be very important and good for my preparation.

"I will stay realistic with my goals for the races. There are some very good drivers on the grid and even if some of them don't know the Nordschleife very well, they are the best touring car drivers in the world. But maybe the weather is on my side.

"I love to drive on the Nordschleife when it's raining and we get plenty of rain there."

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Series WTCC
Drivers Sabine Schmitz
Teams Münnich Motorsport
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