Wellingborough [UK] – Monday 9 February 2015: Multiple World Touring Car Champions, RML, is delighted to hear that Nurburgring Nordschleife expert, Sabine Schmitz will be racing an RML Chevrolet Cruze in the upcoming WTCC Race of Germany from 15/16 May.
While the championship and her ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport run Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 will be new to the driver and TV presenter, few know the Nürburgring Nordschleife and its demanding 170 corners better than Schmitz.
Growing up at the family hotel within sight of the famous circuit, Schmitz achieved success and fame through her driving exploits around the ‘Ring. Not only is she a winner of the gruelling Nürburgring 24 Hours with the Porsche factory team, Schmitz began a high-speed ‘taxi’ service to show visitors to the venue how a fast lap should be done. It meant she would typically complete more than 30,000 laps of the track each year.
Schmitz also found fame presenting D Motor on the DMAX television channel and on BBC Top Gear, when she lapped the track faster than outgoing presenter Jeremy Clarkson.
Her WTCC debut marks a return to racing following a one-year absence and coincides with the championship’s first visit to the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which last hosted a FIA-level international race in 1983.
Schmitz’s progress throughout the WTCC weekend will be captured on camera with regular updates broadcast online, on TV and on social media.
RML WTCC Project Leader, Stuart Cowie “The Nordschleife is going to be a real challenge for the cars, the teams and drivers. In Munnich Motorsport and Sabine I think we have as good a chance as any of our customers to take the fight to Citroen. It will be fascinating to see how the challenges of learning the car in a World Championship event are balanced by Sabine’s incredible knowledge of the most demanding racetrack in the world.”