Aristocrats to battle it out in the DTM support programme at the Norisring
From the court to the Norisring – on the DTM weekend at Nuremberg’s street circuit, the nobility also will be involved. On 27th and 28th June, the Audi TT Cup, contested in the DTM support programme, will feature a very special competition: Albert von Thurn und Taxis, Pierre Casiraghi and Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff will contest the two makes-cup races at the Norisring as guest drivers. In these races, you will find out which of the blue-blooded drivers has got the best racing genes. And former playmate Doreen Seidel will make for an extra dose of charm on the guest-driver grid.
For the Quattro GmbH organising team, the battle of the aristocrats in Audi’s home event at the Norisring represents a special coup. “We began the planning as early as several months ago,” says project manager Rolf Michl, “And we are really delighted with having succeeded in signing three aristocrats as guest drivers as this represents an additional upgrade for the Audi Sport TT Cup within the framework of the DTM race meeting in Nuremberg.”
31-year old Albert von Thurn und Taxis is the youngest offspring of Johannes and Gloria von Thurn und Taxis. The passionate racing driver already has got nine ADAC Masters wins under his belt and won the 2010 drivers’ championship. 27-year old Pierre Casiraghi is the youngest child of Princess Caroline von Hannover and Stefano Casiraghi as well as the nephew of Prince Albert of Monaco. In addition to appearances in rally events, he also raced as guest driver in the Scirocco R-Cup. 53-year old Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff is an offspring of the noble dynasty of Oeynhausen and is managing partner of the Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff Group of companies as well as CEO of the Bilster Berg Drive Resort, a racetrack located not far from Paderborn.
Another guest driver on the Norisring grid will be Doreen Seidel, Germany’s 2008 Playmate of the year. She made her first steps in motor racing in 2011 and has competed in several makes cups, since then.