It’s the quality of racing this weekend that matters more than the quantity.
With several European and American championships wrapping up, there’s not a whole lot of Kiwis racing on the world scene.
Still, this weekend is set to be an exciting one as New Zealand cheers on its potential first DTM champion.
Liam Lawson fronts the points race with two races in hand.
It’ll be double Kiwi trouble too as Nick Cassidy joins Lawson in the AF Corse Red Bull team for the first time.
Meanwhile, Earl Bamber is in Spain for the final GT World Challenge Europe Endurance round.
Liam Lawson and Nick Cassidy
- What: DTM
- Where: Norisring, Germany
- When: R1 SUN 12.15 am | R2 MON 12.15 am
- How to follow: Spark Sport
The first thing you should note is Spark Sport has coverage of this weekend’s racing at Norisring.
Whether that means the popular YouTube live stream is still available or geo-blocked, we are not sure as of right now.
But, for those that don’t have Spark Sport, we hope coverage is still available, for this weekend could be a massive one for Kiwis and DTM.
As it stands, Liam Lawson leads the series by 14 points over Audi’s Kelvin van der Linde.
Lawson has had nothing shy of an incredible rookie year. He’s won three races and finished on the podium in all but five races.
He is in a prime position to become the second-ever rookie to win the title since DTM’s relaunch in 2000. All this in his first full season racing GT3 cars.
Lawson has said the Norisring could be a circuit that exploits his Ferrari’s weaknesses. But he has proven time and time again that he is never to be discounted from anything.
He’ll also have support from fellow New Zealander Nick Cassidy, who replaces Alex Albon in the team’s second Ferrari.
So, expect a fantastic final two races to end a thrilling season.
- What: GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup
- Where: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
- When: MON 2 am
- How to follow: Live Stream
Earl Bamber isn’t in the hunt for the title in this weekend’s Endurance Cup finale, but that won’t deter him from pushing for a win.
The Kiwi is driving alongside Matt Campbell and Mathieu Jaminet for the three-hour affair.
The trio won the second race of the season at Paul Ricard but has run aground with misfortune since then.
A massive 47-car grid is in store, with Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and Mercedes-AMG represented.
BMW is also set to race their M4 GT3 this weekend ahead of the car’s worldwide introduction next year.