UPDATED - DTM Trophy takes on the Lausitzring this weekend

Tuesday, July 20, 2021



UPDATE - Further to this post being written by us a couple of weeks ago now and in the continuing absence of any provisional entry list, it appears that there has been something of a change within the PROsport Racing team and its DTM Trophy squad going into this second round of the Series this weekend.

The upshot is that out has gone Patrik Mattiesen and in has come Mike David Ortmann who will now take over the #19 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 car for the remainder of the DTM Trophy season.

We understand that this is due in part to fall-out resulting from the team's decision to withdraw both remaining Aston Martin and Porsche GT4 car entries from race one at Monza following the disqualification of their #1 car of Tim Heinemann.

We do not feel that it would be correct for us to comment any further than that on the subject.

Having finally started last month in Monza, the 2021 DTM Trophy is back for its second round from the season at the Lausitzring this weekend after some exceptional set of events last time out.

Having had the #1 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 of Tim Heinemann excluded after Qualifying for race one in Monza, German based team PROsport Racing electively pulled their remaining AMR of Patrik Matthiesen as well as their Porsche from the grid in protest just minutes from the warm-up lap.

They then managed to see sense ahead of Sunday’s one hour race to let all their cars participate again where reigning DTM Trophy Champion Heinemann placed his car on the front row of the grid and just behind Race 1 winner Will Tregurtha. Matthiesen Qualified P20 out of the 21 cars entered.

Sunday’s events were equally as eventful as Saturday’s as making a pass for the lead, Heinemann cut the first chicane only to hand the position back without foul only to do it again just before the end but this time he didn’t hand the position back.

For that, Heinemann’s race win on track was time adjusted to place him in P3 whilst the Dane’s opening DTM Trophy experience sadly went from bad to worse with the DNS in Race 1 to a DNF in Race 2.

This weekend’s round comes from the back tri-oval circuit in north-east Germany where they run part of the banked circuit as well as part of the infield much like Rockingham used to be.

Photo credits – DTM Trophy / Team
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • TwitThis
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Live
  • Google
  • Reddit
  • Sphinn
  • Propeller
  • Slashdot
  • Netvibes