Heading to Oschersleben after Magione's tests After the summer break, the World Touring Car Championship will be back on track in Germany for the eight round of the Season. The "Motorsport Arena" of Oschersleben is tight to some of the most ...
Heading to Oschersleben after Magione's tests
After the summer break, the World Touring Car Championship will be back on track in Germany for the eight round of the Season. The "Motorsport Arena" of Oschersleben is tight to some of the most beautiful pages of BMW Team Italy-Spain history, like the first WTCC victory of Alex Zanardi in 2005's race two.
The success chances for the team led by Roberto Ravaglia appear quite concrete in this occasion too: both drivers score a long series of laps yesterday at Magione and both of them were pleased with the setup of their 320si that will carry 10kg handicap weight in the case of Porteiro, while Zanardi will have 5kg ballast.
The weekend timetable sees race one scheduled for Sunday at 12.05, live on Eurosport 2. The second race will take place at 16.05 and will be broadcast by Eurosport.
Roberto Ravaglia (Team Manager):
"We decided to verify some details of the setup in a testing day held at Magione before setting off to Oschersleben. The Italian track shows several analogies with the German circuit and luckily the cloudy weather conditions of yesterday allowed us to simulate the conditions we expect to have in Germany. We hope not to repeat the Swedish weekend".
Umberto Grano (BMW Team Italy-Spain Project Manager):
"In Germany, on a theoretically favourable track, our BMW 320si will almost be ballast free. I think we have what is needed for scoring a good result, but the WTCC is always full of twists as seen at Anderstorp. Yesterday's test gave us loads of positive information that make me moderately optimistic for the weekend".