1978 200 Meilen von Nürnberg DRM

Before the race: Schurti being interviewed...
... and Wollek thinking about how to beat Hezemans.
Few pictures of the paddock this year; not much seems to have changed. Here's Schurti's car.
Practice, I guess: the "turbo" Capri of Gerd Ruch.
Hezemans in the Gelo Porsche...
... this is teammate Ludwig, very much third wheel on the wagon. His revenge in 1979 would be sweet, however.
"Moby Dick" would only race in the "Geldrennen", so no points would be taken away from customer teams in their fight against the Division 2 BMW of Ertl.
Lafosse turned up for the Geldrennen too.
Heyer's championship hopes were limited, but a division 2 win would be nice.
Jürgen Weiler was the third Zakspeed car entered, but no turbo power for him. Ertl had another win this weekend.
Höttinger wasn't as brilliant here as he had been before. Brun with his Heidegger-turbo BMW wasn't very lucky too.
Manhalter with the Schnitzer 2002 finished ninth in Division 2.
Lothar Wagner brought his BMW too; he finished tenth.
Kornmann was a unsurprising non-qualifier.
Nussbaumer would finish ninth in division 2.
Surer returned to the track where he had made a name for himself (albeit for the wrong reasons) but finished a creditable third, and first atmo car. Quester finished fourth, second atmo car.
Ketterer retired his Turbo Escort on Pirellis. Kristoffersen finished eleventh.
Division 1 grid forming: Wollek on P2... ... Hezemans on pole.
Row 3: Stuck in the IMSA 2.1 BMW turbo. Row 5: Schornstein and "Winter".
Winkelhock again - he would finish second (like last year). The Indianapolis start of the Geldrennen - Hezemans on pole, then Wollek, Ludwig and Ickx.

Ickx with Fitzpatrick close behind.
... the IMSA BMW... ... and that's Hahne in the Turbo Escort.

Race result

1978 Pictures