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Football stars at Nurburgring

"DTM meets football", memorial dedicated Bayern stars impressed with the DTM Bundesliga record champions FC Bayern Munich were Audi's guests on Saturday morning. The Bavarian pros were given a guided tour of the pits after the symbolic handing...

"DTM meets football", memorial dedicated
Bayern stars impressed with the DTM

Bundesliga record champions FC Bayern Munich were Audi's guests on Saturday morning. The Bavarian pros were given a guided tour of the pits after the symbolic handing over of the keys to their new company cars by Audi Chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn.

Trainer Felix Magath, Roy Makaay, Andreas Görlitz and Piotr Trochowski then hitched a ride in a "racing taxi" DTM car that had been kitted out with a passenger seat. "Wicked. I would never have thought that a race lap was so spectacular," said the Bavarians' impressed newcomer Andreas Görlitz. "That's got about as much in common with normal car driving as table football has with the Bundesliga. Respect to the performances of the Audi drivers in the DTM."

His trainer Felix Magath was also impressed: "The braking manoeuvres were particularly thrilling. One doesn't reckon that they brake so late. I've now got even more respect for the DTM drivers following my lift."

A memorial for motivation

The association "Yes to the Nuerburgring" unveiled a "racing driver column" on the premises of the Nuerburgring. "This work of art is designed to motivate and to remind people that there is always someone who will help one in times of need," said Dr. Walter Kafitz, managing director of Nuerburgring GmbH. The association was founded to enable the reconstruction of the Ring following Niki Lauda's spectacular crash in 1976. Members collected 150,000 signatures and six million marks for the reconstruction.

Autograph session to mark opening of "20 years DTM" exhibition

The exhibition "20 years DTM" was officially opened with an autograph session in the "Erlebniswelt" on the Nuerburgring. Numerous fans scrambled over signatures from Bernd Schneider, Laurent Aiello, Peter Dumbreck, Manuel Reuter and Markus Winkelhock. The exhibition is open daily from 1000 to 1800 CET until August 5.

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Series DTM
Drivers Laurent Aiello , Bernd Schneider , Manuel Reuter , Niki Lauda , Markus Winkelhock