DTM to make an appearance in the Goodwood Festival of Speed
This weekend, DTM is going to appear as guest in the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The prestigious meeting for historic and up-to-date racing cars, held at the premises of Goodwood House in Westhampnett, Chichester, in Southern England, represents an absolute highlight for car and motor-racing enthusiasts all over the world. Year by year, the event of motor-racing aficionado Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, better known as 11th Duke of Richmond, attracts some 180,000 international visitors.
Audi and BMW will appear in the event with one vehicle each. Frank Biela will represent the ‘Lords of the Rings’: the 53-year old German won the DTM title back in 1991 with an Audi V8. Since he retired from professional motor racing for good, the five-time Le Mans winner serves the Ingolstadters as ‘Audi Legend’. Recently he worked as race consultant in the DTM race meeting at the Norisring. Meanwhile, Ricky Collard will travel to Goodwood for BMW. As BMW Junior, the 21-year old Briton usually also attends the DTM weekends to drive the BMW M4 DTM Race Taxi.
Goodwood’s legendary Festival of Speed is the biggest event of its kind worldwide and is going to celebrate its 25th anniversary, this year. The event is held as hill climb. The 1.86-kilometre uphill racetrack features nine corners. Once, the ‘Sunday Times’ called it a mix of the Monaco GP and Great Briton’s just as famous Royal Ascot horse race.
Apropos United Kingdom: on 11th and 12th August, DTM will be back in England on a grand scale to contest the 11th and 12th rounds of its 2018 season at Brands Hatch. The circuit located in Kent County, some 30 kilometres to the south of London, already staged eight DTM races from 2006 to 2013. But while these races all were held at the circuit’s short 1.973-kilometre Indy version, DTM will make its debut at the 3.908-kilometre GP circuit, this year: a rollercoaster embedded in a wooded landscape that is extremely challenging for both drivers and vehicles.