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The legacy that will be left by a tin-top great

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The legacy that will be left by a tin-top great
By: Gary Watkins
Oct 11, 2018, 11:51 AM

Charly Lamm and the Schnitzer Motorsport name are almost interchangeable. When he steps down at the end of 2018, the absence of a driving force behind the touring car world's greatest empire will undeniably leave a huge void.

Motor racing is not going to be quite the same without Charly Lamm. Not for me and, I'm sure, not for many others. It somehow won't feel right when the German is no longer at the helm of a team he turned into a byword for success with BMW over a period spanning five decades. That team, of course, is Schnitzer Motorsport.

Lamm's decision to hang up the headphones at the age of 63 is particularly pertinent to me. Our paths have crossed in so many different paddocks over the years, paddocks all around the world.

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Series Endurance
Author Gary Watkins
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