This weekend Fabio Scherer will take part in the second round of this year’s DTM championship. It will take place at the Lausitzring, located 130 kilometres south of Berlin, on the 3.478 km short track version. One week later, races 5 and 6 will be held at the same location on the longer circuit (4.570 km). Compared to the season opener at Spa-Francorchamps (B) two weeks ago, when DTM only ran on two days, the races at the Lausitzring will be held under “normal circumstances”. This means: There will be two free practice sessions again on Friday afternoon. Due to COVID-19, no spectators are allowed. The first race with some fans on the grandstands will only take place in Assen (4-6 September).

For Fabio Scherer who drives for WRT Team Audi Sport, the return to the Lausitzring is linked with good memories. In 2016 the then almost 17-year-old Swiss won his first race in the ADAC Formula 4 and in 2017, he was also among the front runners in Germany’s junior series. “I was usually very fast on this track,” says Scherer, who is supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding Systems. “The circuit is very interesting. If you get one corner wrong, you have a problem in the next one as well. It reminds me of skiing. It’s very similar. I think that’s why I like this track so much.”

Scherer, who had set a new speed record in DTM with 302 km/h at Spa, hopes that he will be able to score points at the Lausitzring that he narrowly missed at the season opener in Belgium. “The goal is to score points. I hope that I can achieve this in both races. We learned a lot in Spa and prepared ourselves very conscientiously for this weekend as well. In addition, we’re back to our normal schedule with one more practice session. This is certainly very valuable for me as a rookie.”

Fabio’s team boss Vincent Vosse is convinced that his team will make a step forward in the Lausitz. “We definitely need to do much better than at Spa. We have debriefed and analyzed everything thoroughly. We know what did not work and have corrected the situation. I am sure that at the Lausitzring we will see clear improvements and we will be closer to the level we expect us to be.”

Timetable
Friday, August 14th

1. Free practice 1, 13.00-13.45
2. Free practice 2, 16.30-17.00

Saturday, August 15th
Qualifying 1, 10.45-11.05
Race 1, 13.33-14.50

Sunday, August 16th
Qualifying 2, 10:45-11:05
Race 2, 13.33-14.50

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