After a three-week break the DTM series will continue next weekend with a double header at Zolder in Belgium where DTM officially started in 1986. For Fabio Scherer the historic race track one hour’s drive east of Brussels is new territory.

“I only know this circuit from television and from the simulator,” says Scherer. “But what I have seen so far makes me feel confident. I like these old-style tracks. And the fact that DTM history was already written there in the mid-eighties makes it very special for me as a young driver.”

The youngest driver in the field at the age of 21 made a positive impression in the simulator. “The track is very varied and offers fast and slow corners. This mixture should basically suit me. Concerning the set-up we recently found a good basis at the Nürburgring. So I hope that we can continue to build on this.”

For the driver of WRT Team Audi Sport the main thing this weekend is to deliver another good performance in qualifying. “Although I was involved in a collision at the Nürburgring through no fault of my own and couldn’t continue the race,” says Scherer, “I was in the top 10 up to that point thanks to my best qualifying performance so far and I was able to keep up the pace easily.”

The DTM rookie who is supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding Systems, also dealt intensively with his future during the break. Scherer is pleased about the fact that the DTM will continue in 2021. “At the moment it is still too early to say in which direction I will go,” says Scherer. “But of course I was very pleased that the future of the DTM is secured. This is great news for the fans and all those who are involved in DTM – especially at a time when classic motor racing has a difficult time.”

Vincent Vosse, teamprincipal of WRT Team Audi Sport is also lokking forward to the next round: “This will be our second home race at Zolder, after Spa, and we aim at building up on the good basis laid at the Nürburgring in the last round.”

Timetable
Friday, October 9th

1st free practice, 13.00-13.45
2nd free practice, 16.30-17.00

Saturday, October 10th
Qualifying 1, 10.40-11.00
Race 1, 13.33-14.50

Sunday, October 11th
Qualifying 2, 10.25-10.45
Race 2, 13.33-14.50

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