Schubert Motorsport kicks off the second half of the DTM championship at the Nürburgring
It's kick-off time for Schubert Motorsport for the second half of the 2022 DTM season. The racing team from Oschersleben is back from their summer break and will continue the title chase in the prestigious racing series this coming weekend at the Nürburgring. In the Eifel mountains, Sheldon van der Linde and Philipp Eng are looking to build on their strong form from the first half of the season with the BMW M4 GT3. Ahead of the races nine and ten on this year's calendar, Schubert Motorsport holds a 24-point advantage in the team standings thanks to the strong results of their two BMW factory drivers.
The first half of the season came to an end at the Norisring at the beginning of July with a turbulent weekend. Philipp Eng nevertheless finished a strong fifth in Saturday's race. With his performance, the 32-year-old Austrian ensured that Schubert Motorsport was able to chalk up another top result even on a difficult day. Sheldon van der Linde, on the other hand, was out of luck this time around. The 23-year-old South African still maintained second place in the driver standings, nine points behind the leader. Before the start of the second half of the season, he is one of the title favourites.
After Schubert Motorsport arrived to new territory at the Norisring, it’s Nürburgring back on the agenda this weekend. The iconic circuit has always been a permanent fixture on the DTM calendar. For the history of Torsten Schubert's squad, both the legendary Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit are important locations. After appearances with the ADAC GT Masters as well as 16 starts in the 24h race at the Nürburgring, another chapter in the Eifel is about to begin with the first appearance in DTM.
The races in the top-class GT3 series will be held on the Nürburgring's 3.629 km long sprint layout. In preparation of the weekend, there will be two 45-minute practice sessions on Friday, as usual. The races over a distance of 55 minutes plus one lap will start at 13:30 CET on both days. Fans can follow the live action on ProSieben on TV as well as via live streaming. In Austria, ServusTV will broadcast the DTM. Beyond that, the online service DTM Grid provides access to live timing, highlights and more in addition to the broadcasts.
Team Manager Marcel Schmidt: "The summer break was not particularly long for us due to our programs in other series. We just took a short breather and then continued to work with the same intensity. We've had a very good debut season in the DTM so far and of course we want to build on our strong performances at the upcoming weekends It will be a huge challenge to maintain our energy in the second half of the season and to perform consistently at the highest level. We had a good test in July and we need to do a flawless job at the Nürburgring to get the maximum results with both cars. It's important at this stage of the championship to keep the ball rolling and not fall behind."