After the RCCO’s successful visit to Formula E in Berlin, the next premiere now follows immediately after: On Friday evening, the ‘big small’ racing series heads to the Norisring in Nuremberg for the first time.
The RCCO has been a regular guest in the Audi Team & Media Hospitality at the DTM for years. After several events in Oschersleben and a trip to Zandvooort, the fight for championship points takes place in Nuremberg for the first time on Friday evening from 18:30. This year, the popular slotcar racing series caters exclusively for prototypes of future e-sports cars for the first time.
DTM youngster Nico Müller will also be behind the RCCO trigger for the first time. Last year’s Norisring winner like Markus Winkelhock, winner of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, will drive an Audi R8 e-tron. While Winkelhock already has RCCO experience, having been on the podium in the ‘big small’ racing series at the Hamburg 24 Hours, Müller will make his RCCO debut.
The same applies to Gary Hassler: The American, who lives in Vienna, supplies cooling vests for racing professionals with his company Liquid Ice, and is a partner of Nico Müller in the DTM and among others Kimi Räikkönen. Hassler is a passionate slotracer in his spare time and competes for the SCHAEFFLER racing by Biela team at the Norisring. The five-time Le Mans winner and DTM champion Frank Biela recently celebrated his first RCCO win of the season at Formula E in Berlin, and will fight for the table lead at the Norisring.
With KTM, Volkswagen and Schaeffler, three different e-sports car prototypes won the first three races of the new season. Still without victory are ABT, Audi and Lamborghini.
The six Audi DTM drivers will contest their own 1:24 scale race with the #VisionRCCO e-sports cars: Loïc Duval, Mattias Ekström, Jamie Green, Nico Müller, René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller will line up against each other for a show race in the Audi Team & Media Hospitality at the Dutzendteich at 14:00.
Schedule Audi #DTMChallenge (June 30)
14:00 Audi DTM drivers race
18:00 Issuing of motors, wheels and transponders
18:30 Free practice (10 minutes per group)
20:00 Qualifying (1 lap per driver)
20:45 Heat 1 (10 minutes)
21:00 Heat 2 (10 minutes)
21:15 Heat 3 (10 minutes)
21:30 Heat 4 (10 minutes)
21:45 Semi-finals (10 minutes)
22:00 Final (10 minutes)
22:15 Podium ceremony