"Boxing meets DTM": DTM Super-Pole by night, just before world championship match Qualifying by night, something that hasn't happened in the DTM before. In August, this will become reality. Under the motto "Boxing meets DTM", there will be a ...
"Boxing meets DTM": DTM Super-Pole by night, just before world championship match
Qualifying by night, something that hasn't happened in the DTM before. In August, this will become reality. Under the motto "Boxing meets DTM", there will be a combined top-event at the occasion of the seventh round of the DTM at the Nürburgring.
The fight for pole-position in the DTM will start on Saturday (August 16) at approx. 22.25 h, just before the boxing world championship match and at a lit track. The WBC world champion in the super medium weight category, Markus Beyer, will be defending his title in the Eifel against Australian Danny Green. Partners ARD, Sauerland Event and ITR have made this unique event come true.
ARD is live on air from 22.10 h onwards and will be broadcasting the DTM Super-Pole and the world championship match live. For the professional boxing gala, a tent for some 4,000 spectators will be installed at the former helicopter landing area of the Nürburgring.
Looking forward to boxing & DTM: "Super-Pole by night will be mega"
Timed practice for all DTM race drivers will be lasting 45 instead of 25 minutes. As usual, only the ten fastest drivers will be allowed to take part in the Super-Pole-session. "Therefore, timed practice will already be a merciless fight for milliseconds," Manuel Reuter (Opel) is convinced.
"I have already seen many things," three times' DTM-champion Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz) says. "I am certain that the Super-Pole session late in the evening will be mega, both for the drivers and for the spectators."
Christian Abt is particularly looking forward to the event: at the Norisring, he did some fast laps with Markus Beyer in the passenger seat of the Abt-Audi TT-R, that has been turned into a race taxi. "Markus proved to have strong nerves between the Armco barriers of the street circuit, he didn't glimpse a little bit. Therefore, I am really looking forward to the boxing match and I am certain that Markus Beyer will win it. The entire DTM-fraternity will be keeping its fingers crossed for him."