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Opel tests at Estoril

During the past few days, Opel has completed a test session with the new Opel Vectra GTS V8 at the race track in Estoril, Portugal. During the test, Opel works-drivers Laurent Aiello, Marcel Fässler, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Manuel Reuter, as...

During the past few days, Opel has completed a test session with the new Opel Vectra GTS V8 at the race track in Estoril, Portugal. During the test, Opel works-drivers Laurent Aiello, Marcel F?ssler, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Manuel Reuter, as well as test driver Marcel Tiemann were out on the track. For the works-drivers, it was the first experience with the new Opel-DTM-race car.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen.
Photo by Opel Performance Media.
"Being back behind the wheel of a race car after the long winter break is nice. The new Vectra gives a very good feeling and has a lot of potential," the 2002 DTM-champion Laurent Aiello reported after his first outing with the Opel. Former F1-star Heinz-Harald Frentzen was satisfied, too: "The Vectra GTS V8 was much fun to drive right away."

Opel's motorsport manager Volker Strycek commented: "This test was a major point in our programme in preparation for the new season. On the various days, we had many different weather conditions which didn't make things particularly easy. But still, we have managed to complete a big part of our plan and acquired further valuable experience." In the next few weeks, the testing programme with the Opel Vectra GTS V8 will continue.

The new DTM-season starts at the Hockenheimring Baden-W?rttemberg on April 18. The former Grand Prix-track near Lisbon will be hosting the second season round of the DTM on May 2.

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Series DTM
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Marcel Tiemann , Laurent Aiello , Manuel Reuter , Volker Strycek