The narrow Norisring street circuit in Nuremberg always guarantees exciting racing, and last weekend’s two DTM Trophy races were no exception. The weekend proved to be particularly successful for the BMW M Motorsport teams, as victory went to a BMW M4 GT4 driver in both races.
On Saturday, young Walkenhorst Motorsport driver Theo Oeverhaus came through to win from 14th on the grid. In an eventful race featuring several appearances from the safety car, the 17-year-old consistently worked his way through the field, and took the lead on lap 23. The race ultimately finished behind the safety car after another crash, and Oeverhaus crossed the finish line in first place. The two Project 1 drivers Colin Caresani and Louis Henkefend came home fourth and fifth. Moritz Löhner and Jordan Wallace of the FK Performance Motorsport team finished seventh and ninth.
On Sunday, Project 1 claimed a one-two. The winner of that race, which was no less exciting, was Henkefend. His team-mate Caresani finished runner-up to join him on the podium. Saturday’s winner, Oeverhaus, came home sixth that time, followed by Steriyan Folev (FK Performance Motorsport) in seventh and his team-mate Wallace in eighth.
After six of the 14 races of the season, Caresani leads the championship with 99 points, one point ahead of his closest rival.
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