A challenging weekend for Tresor Orange1 at Norisring

July 9, 2023

09.07.2023 - Tresor Orange1 had a more challenging weekend than expected in the third round of the 2023 DTM held at the Norisring street circuit in Nuremberg. The Italian team fielded their two Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II cars, driven by Mattia Drudi (ITA) with number #40 and Patric Niederhauser (CH) with number #83, knowing that the round could be complex due to the specific features of the city circuit located in the southeast outskirts of the German city.

The high temperatures, short track and very close gaps made this double challenge very demanding. The qualifying sessions were divided into two groups to avoid traffic issues for the drivers, but in both timed sessions, the Tresor Orange1 drivers could not fully unleash their potential. In Q1, Drudi clocked a time of 49.564s, placing him twenty-second, while Niederhauser, who ran in Group B, finished with the last position in 49.544s.

Race one was all about making a comeback, with the two Tresor Orange1 drivers gradually gaining positions. After completing 69 laps, Drudi crossed the finish line in the fourteenth position, while Niederhauser immediately followed in the fifteenth place.

Qualifying on Sunday morning also proved to be quite challenging. Both drivers improved their sector times but struggled to climb up the pack. Niederhauser finished with a time of 49.442s, securing the twenty-third place, while Drudi recorded a time of 49.130s, placing him twenty-second.

Once again, the race strategy had to focus on a comeback, but unfortunately, the race for both cars ended prematurely. Niederhauser stopped due to a contact, while Drudi was forced to retire due to technical issues.

Ferdinando Geri (Team Principal, Tresor Orange1):
“It was not the weekend we hoped for; we knew that Norisring is a very unique track, but we are not where we would like to be. We will continue working to understand how to improve, analyzing what did not work in this event as well. The DTM proves to be a category for highly skilled specialists”.

The next DTM event will take place from August 4th to 6th at the Nürburgring circuit.

DTM 2023 Calendar:
26-28 May - Oschersleben
23-25 Jun - Zandvoort (NL)
7-9 Jul - Norisring
4-6 Aug - Nürburgring
18-20 Aug - Dekra Lausitzring
8-10 Sep - Sachsenring
22-23 Sep - Red Bull Ring (A)
20-22 Oct - Hockenheimring


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