|A new year, and cars from all over Europe: this is Albert's 1977 Schnitzer 2002 Turbo.
||Kristofferson from Denmark with his 320.|
|Ketterer had a Zakspeed Turbo Escort.
||Like Albert from Austria: the Oppitzhauser team. This is the second Schnitzer 2002 Turbo for Oppitzhauser himself.
|A new car, and not a pretty one: Isert with his unique Alfetta. A non-starter.
|The GS team had four (!) cars in the paddock, for Höttinger, Bürger, Krankenberg and Schimpf.
|Brandenberger's 320 from Switzerland.
||The Gelo team in its tent. Schurti, Wollek and Fitzpatrick - a team full of heroes.
|Merl's LM Porsche.
||Reigning champion Ertl out on the soaking track.
would have a spare Capri most of the season (just like he had a spare
car in 1978) but it wasn't ready yet. This is the second Turbo Escort,
with rear wheels which seem to big for the little car.
||Winkelhock took over one of Ertl's 1978 cars. His new mount would appear much later in the season.|
|Another Turbo 320: Hohmann and his own car.
||Some oversteer on Höttinger's right-hand driven 320, ready for a works Turbo which wasn't there yet.|
|Schimpf in his atmo-320.
||Albert in his 2002.|
|The other 1978 Ertl car was bought by Albert and driven for the occasion by Dauer.
||Krebs had faded after 1975, and 1979 would not bring not much results either.|
|Ketterer on his Pirellis with some oversteer too.
||Harald Grohs drove the second Oppitzhauser car, but would move on to Hohmann until that team folded.
|Kristofferson in trouble.
||The red numbers indicate Group 2 and 4. This is Krebs' teammate Reich and his BMW 320.
|Still going strong: Hegels and his BMW 320.
||Winfried Vogt retired his 320.
|Bremmekamp had a 320 too.
||Bungard brought a Kadett GT/E.
|Rob Redeker and his faithful Alpine.
||The new star: Ludwig driving the sensational Kremer K3.
|Plankenhorn, very much number 2, was left with the 1978 ex-Wollek car.