No surprise to those acquainted with the occasion: Nicki Thiim’s start at the DTM occasion at Nürburgring (August 26-28, 2022), which was hypothesized in the media, is not occurring.
It would be great news, specifically for Thiim’s numerous fans, if world endurance champ and driver from Aston Martin, Nicki Thiim, would continue to live his DTM dream and go back to the standard racing series for a brief time.
And for the umbrella company DTM ITR, the possibility of Thiim beginning in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of the works-backed group TF Sport AMR would suggest that after Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche, the seventh maker of the season current might be sent.
Thiim: The prepared start of the visitors is not occurring
” We were notified by AMR (Aston Martin Racing, ed.) today that the prepared start of the visitor will not occur,” Thiim’s supervisor Dennis Rostek regretted this choice, as he stated in the center gate after the very first phase of the ADAC Saarland-Palatinate Rally at the demand of Motorsport-Magazin. com. “I do not understand anything about history. I would be so delighted for Nicki.”
The restored failure of those strategies might likewise be completion of all efforts to make sure that there is a genuine possibility of permitting Thiim to begin a newbie this season. Why AMR’s interest in DTM is presently so low stays their trick in the meantime.
Rumors about T3 Motorsport and Lamborghini
The reality is that those associated with the British producer of high-end cars were not pleased that their partner, who was lent to the T3 Motorsport group by Lamborghini, embellished the bottom of the table after 2 DTM occasions in Portimao and Lausitzring and. 4 scoreless runs. Because there was allegedly just one arrangement for these 2 occasions, the collaboration was ended due to absence of success.
It is likewise still a secret if this was because of a really devoted group from Dresden, or if, according to details from Motorsport-Magazin. com, it was a political video game by Lamborghini. A mixed-mode trigger can be special MSM– Interview with Jens Feucht after the 2 Lausitz races, where the T3 group supervisor made major allegations versus Lamborghini.
According to reports, those associated with Lamborghini Squadra Corse were not delighted with the truth that Audi Motorsport interfered from a high level in their tactical strategies and this caused undesirable assistance from the Italians for T3 Motorsport.
The issue included ought to be clear: Lamborghini did whatever possible to assist the Grasser Racing Team (GRT) and the works driver Mirko Bortolotti as best as possible in the defend the title– which has actually up until now been a total success, as the champion leads. the middle of the season shows it.
Thiim’s capability was and is likewise understood to Lamborghini from the WEC, and from the viewpoint of those included, Aston’s loan was a severe threat to their own management, since the “future individual” might make Bortolotti essential in T3 Lambo takes the champion points.
Due to the possibility that Thiim will no longer interfere in cases, the explosive environment has actually diminished rather, although three-time DTM champ Rene Rast has now end up being a competitor for the grand title with his ever-improving efficiency. It is now clear that the ABT driver will participate in all 8 staying races.
DTM: The guarantee of T3 Motorsport is most likely over
On the other hand, T3 Motorsport’s involvement in the DTM might have concerned an end, as the racing group from Dresden no longer owns a GT3 cars. The Hucacan GT3 driven by Thiim was on loan from Lamborghini Squadra Corse, with spares and team. The 2nd pole comes from Tobias Paul, whose child Maximilian will continue to complete in the ADAC GT Masters– however at the demand of Paul Motorsport himself. A 3rd GT3 cars, driven by Brit Esmee Hawkey, has actually just recently been offered.
But what weighs more greatly than a possible surface in the DTM is another major health problem on the part of Jens Feucht, which Motorsport-Magazin. com solely reported. According to Stefan Jugel, the T3 group manager was identified with kidney failure. The T3 investor did not desire to launch any info about his existing health status.
Jugel likewise firmly insists that reports and speculations about supposed legal disagreements with Nicki Thiim’s management company, pole marketing and the DTM ITR company are “definitely unwarranted”. We are still attempting to reach a friendly arrangement with all celebrations included. “So there can be no talk of insolvency on our part.”
According to info from Motorsport-Magazin. com, the bad monetary circumstance for T3 Motorsport is because of the truth that the predetermined payment of the assurance that existed considering that in 2015 has actually not yet been paid this year, therefore triggering a substantial monetary deficit. the basic spending plan is