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Nürburgring, BRD

Date: 7/9/1991 to: 8/9/1991
Track length: 4.542 m
Attendance: 34.000
Entries accepted: 40
Starters: 24 (qualification race); 40 (race 1); 34 (race 2)
Finishers: 22 (qualification race); 32 (race 1); 23 (race 2)

Pole position: Van Ommen in 1.41,49
Fastest lap: Lohr in 1.43,83 (qual race); van Ommen in 1.43,52 (race 1); Laffite in 1.43,33 (race 2)

Distance: Qualification race 12? laps; 2 races of 22 laps
Average speed: 152,340 kmh (race 1); 151,976 kmh (race 2)
Weather: Rainy and cool
Ruleset: DTM with weight penalties
Car info: 1991 Cars

 

15 cars inside one second after practice and Mercedes played the team card at the Nürburgring, but not without quarrels. It was a Mercedes 1-2-3-4 in race 1 and a 1-2-3 in race 2, but Laffite was sour that he wasn’t allowed a race win, while Asch and van Ommen complained that the Snobeck cars had overtaken them, which was not part of the deal. For van Ommen it was of no consequence since he was disqualified five days after the race since his fuel was not complying to the rules. This was reversed some while later, but van Ommen never got his points back. This all was part of a fuel war, which accompanied the tire war rather nicely. For BMW, both Soper and Cecotto got some points but not without problems; Cecotto was punted off by Laffite, while Soper collided with Heger, who drove a BMW like him. The Nürburgring still wasn’t Audi territory, while Opel’s new entry Reuter just missed the top-16 in qualifying; in the race Ferté in 15th was the best result.


Qualification Race
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1   78 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Ellen Lohr, D
2488 L4   12 laps, 20.58,49 18 1.42,79 1.43,83  
2   5 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Kris Nissen, DK
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.03,14 20 1.42,92    
3   37 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Volker Strycek, D
2998 L6   12 laps, 21.06,06 19 1.42,81    
4   87 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Fritz Kreutzpointner, D
2488 L4   12 laps, 21.07,87 22 1.43,33    
5   15 Linder M Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Dieter Quester, A
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.10,83 25 1.43,69    
6   26 Opel Team Eggenberger
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Alain Ferté, F
2998 L6   12 laps, 21.11,24 21 1.43,11    
7   31 MM Diebels Alt
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Christian Danner, D
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.11,57 24 1.43,69    
8   32 MM Diebels Alt
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Otto Rensing, D
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.15,72 23 1.43,65    
9   99 Opel Team Schübel
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Manuel Reuter, D
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.16,40 17 1.42,75    
10   42 Marlboro BMW Dealer Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Cor Euser, NL
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.17,92 30 1.44,94    
11   36 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Franz Engstler, D
2998 L6   12 laps, 21.21,96 28 1.44,56    
12   34 Valier Motorsport
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Luca Maggiorelli, I
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.25,49 26 1.44,12    
13   14 Unitron Sports
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Ralf Kelleners, D
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.26,15 32 1.45,18    
14   30 BMW Team Isert
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Leopold von Bayern, D
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.26,40 31 1.45,00    
15   28 Auto Maass Climair Auto Magazin Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Kurt König, D
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.34,21 35 1.45,71    
16   25 Opel Team Eggenberger
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Klaus Niedzwiedz, D
2998 L6   12 laps, 21.36,12 27 1.44,22    
17   43 Tic Tac Tauber Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Allen Berg, CDN
2492 L4   12 laps, 21.37,88 33 1.45,30    
18   17 Linder M Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Anette Meeuvissen, D
2492 L4   12 laps, 22.02,08 36 1.47,47    
19   50 BAS Reifendienst
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Armin Bernhard, D
2488 L4   12 laps, 22.03,33 38 1.48,61    
20   55 Team Vanicek
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Harald Becker, D
2492 L4   12 laps, 22.31,96 37 1.47,49    
21   40 Gerd Ruch Motorsport
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Gerd Ruch, D
4999 V8   12 laps, 22.34,25 39 1.50,41    
22   41 Gerd Ruch Motorsport
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Fred Räker, D
4999 V8   12 laps, 22.35,20 40 1.50,88    
DNF   22 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Frank Schmickler, D
2998 L6   9 34 1.45,52   Engine
DNF   13 Unitron Sports
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Peter Zakowski, D
2492 L4     29 1.44,72   Fuel pressure

Race 1
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1   8 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Klaus Ludwig, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 43.18,41 8 1.42,22    
2   9 Snobeck S.A.
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Alain Cudini, F
2488 L4   22 laps, 43.18,61 4 1.41,79    
3   10 Snobeck S.A.
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Jacques Laffite, F
2488 L4   22 laps, 43.18,92 3 1.41,75    
4   19 Zakspeed Racing
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Roland Asch, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 43.19,30 2 1.41,58    
DSQ   23 MS-Jet Racing
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Jörg van Ommen, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 43.19,53 1 1.41,49 1.53,52 Illegal fuel; later reinstated, but not classified!
5   11 BMW M Team Bigazzi
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Steve Soper, GB
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.19,79 10 1.42,29    
6   16 BMW M Team Linder
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Altfrid Heger, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.20,42 9 1.42,29    
7   4 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Joachim Winkelhock, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.25,90 7 1.42,16    
8   45 AZR Audi Zentrum Reutlingen
Audi V8 Quattro Evo
Frank Biela, D
3562 V8   22 laps, 43.26,15 12 1.42,34    
9   1 SMS Schmidt Motorsport
Audi V8 Quattro
Hans-Joachim Stuck, D
3562 V8   22 laps, 43.27,77 14 1.42,44    
10   3 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Johnny Cecotto, YV
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.28,06 6 1.42,15    
11   88 Zakspeed Racing
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Bernd Schneider, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 43.28,46 13 1.42,37    
12   87 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Fritz Kreutzpointner, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 43.28,82 20      
13   5 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Kris Nissen, DK
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.29,08 18      
14   78 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Ellen Lohr, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 43.29,41 17      
15   12 BMW M Team Bigazzi
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Armin Hahne, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.29,96 16 1.42,72    
16   15 Linder M Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Dieter Quester, A
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.37,19 21      
17   36 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Franz Engstler, D
2998 L6   22 laps, 43.41,67 27      
18   26 Opel Team Eggenberger
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Alain Ferté, F
2998 L6   22 laps, 43.44,25 22      
19   32 MM Diebels Alt
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Otto Rensing, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.46,97 24      
20   99 Opel Team Schübel
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Manuel Reuter, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.50,75 25      
21   30 BMW Team Isert
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Leopold von Bayern, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 43.58,09 30      
22   42 Marlboro BMW Dealer Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Cor Euser, NL
2492 L4   22 laps, 44.00,23 26      
23   22 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Frank Schmickler, D
2998 L6   22 laps, 44.02,41 39      
24   13 Unitron Sports
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Peter Zakowski, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 44.03,24 40      
25   28 Auto Maass Climair Auto Magazin Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Kurt König, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 44.04,38 31      
26   55 Team Vanicek
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Harald Becker, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 44.05,20 36      
27   7 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Kurt Thiim, DK
2488 L4   22 laps, 44.55,92 5 1.41,83    
28   43 Tic Tac Tauber Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Allen Berg, CDN
2492 L4   21 33      
29   34 Valier Motorsport
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Luca Maggiorelli, I
2492 L4   21 28      
30   14 Unitron Sports
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Ralf Kelleners, D
2492 L4   19 29      
31   17 Linder M Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Anette Meeuvissen, D
2492 L4   19 34      
DNF   2 SMS Schmidt Motorsport
Audi V8 Quattro
Hubert Haupt, D
3562 V8   17 15 1.42,46   Engine
DNF   31 MM Diebels Alt
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Christian Danner, D
2492 L4   17 23     Tires
DNF   37 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Volker Strycek, D
2998 L6   15 19     Engine
DNF   44 AZR Audi Zentrum Reutlingen
Audi V8 Quattro Evo
Frank Jelinski, D
3562 V8   14 11 1.42,31   Accident
DNF   41 Gerd Ruch Motorsport
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Fred Räker, D
4999 V8   12 38     Engine
DNF   40 Gerd Ruch Motorsport
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Gerd Ruch, D
4999 V8   10 37     Engine
DNF   25 Opel Team Eggenberger
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Klaus Niedzwiedz, D
2998 L6   9 32     Radiator
DNF   50 BAS Reifendienst
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Armin Bernhard, D
2488 L4     35     Electronics

Race 2
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1   8 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Klaus Ludwig, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 38.25,87        
2   9 Snobeck S.A.
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Alain Cudini, F
2488 L4   22 laps, 38.26,14        
3   10 Snobeck S.A.
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Jacques Laffite, F
2488 L4   22 laps, 38.25,43        
4   3 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Johnny Cecotto, YV
2492 L4   22 laps, 38.30,15        
5   19 Zakspeed Racing
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Roland Asch, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 38.32,14        
6   88 Zakspeed Racing
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Bernd Schneider, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 38.32,74        
7   7 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Kurt Thiim, DK
2488 L4   22 laps, 38.36,98        
8   16 BMW M Team Linder
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Altfrid Heger, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 38.41,96        
9   87 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Fritz Kreutzpointner, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 38.44,11        
10   78 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Ellen Lohr, D
2488 L4   22 laps, 38.47,42        
11   45 AZR Audi Zentrum Reutlingen
Audi V8 Quattro Evo
Frank Biela, D
3562 V8   22 laps, 38.52,71        
12   31 MM Diebels Alt
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Christian Danner, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 39.08,60        
13   34 Valier Motorsport
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Luca Maggiorelli, I
2492 L4   22 laps, 39.13,83        
14   11 BMW M Team Bigazzi
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Steve Soper, GB
2492 L4   22 laps, 39.14,09        
15   26 Opel Team Eggenberger
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Alain Ferté, F
2998 L6   22 laps, 39.16,04        
16   1 SMS Schmidt Motorsport
Audi V8 Quattro
Hans-Joachim Stuck, D
3562 V8   22 laps, 39.22,84        
17   99 Opel Team Schübel
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Manuel Reuter, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 39.29,31        
18   28 Auto Maass Climair Auto Magazin Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Kurt König, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 39.30,71        
19   32 MM Diebels Alt
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Otto Rensing, D
2492 L4   22 laps, 39.30,90        
20   42 Marlboro BMW Dealer Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Cor Euser, NL
2492 L4   22 laps, 39.33,06        
21   43 Tic Tac Tauber Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Allen Berg, CDN
2492 L4   22 laps, 39.34,68        
22   22 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Frank Schmickler, D
2998 L6   22 laps, 39.35,01        
23   55 Team Vanicek
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Harald Becker, D
2492 L4   21        
DNF   15 Linder M Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Dieter Quester, A
2492 L4   17       Fuel pump
DNF   44 AZR Audi Zentrum Reutlingen
Audi V8 Quattro Evo
Frank Jelinski, D
3562 V8   13       Accident
DNF   23 MS-Jet Racing
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II
Jörg van Ommen, D
2488 L4   11       Accident
DNF   5 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Kris Nissen, DK
2492 L4   10       Vibrations
DNF   4 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Joachim Winkelhock, D
2492 L4   6       Engine
DNF   13 Unitron Sports
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Peter Zakowski, D
2492 L4   5       Tires
DNF   12 BMW M Team Bigazzi
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Armin Hahne, D
2492 L4   4       Engine
DNF   36 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Omega 3000 24v Evolution 500
Franz Engstler, D
2998 L6   4       Power steering
DNF   17 Linder M Team
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Anette Meeuvissen, D
2492 L4   2       Engine
DNF   30 BMW Team Isert
BMW M3 Sport Evo
Leopold von Bayern, D
2492 L4           Accident
DNF   41 Gerd Ruch Motorsport
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Fred Räker, D
4999 V8           Engine

Remarks: Grid positions 1-16 decided in qualifying, positions 17 and lower formed by the result of the qualification race.