giugno 27, 2016 - Hankook
Dennis Marschall out to win Audi Sport TT Cup championship with Hankook Tyres
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|This weekend, the #audisportttcup shares the bill with the DTM at the Norisring. The 16 regular drivers from 11 nations will compete in the fifth and sixth races of the season in their 310-hp race cars, on Germany's only street circuit. Premium tyre partner #hankook is providing the talent factory with the Ventus Race tyre for a second year, a fast and reliable race tyre that gives all drivers a great start to their professional driving careers.|
|Nuremberg/Germany, 25th June 2016|
Dennis Marschall is one of the "young guns" aiming to make a name for themselves this year. In 2015, the young man from Karlsruhe claimed third place in the #audisportttcup at the first attempt and confirms: "I did really well last year and felt right at home in this great series. But now I want to win the championship."
The 19-year-old comes from a family with a history of involvement in motorsport. His father Thomas, who was nicknamed Mr. One-Make Cup, won countless races and met Dennis' mother at the Hockenheimring. "Racing blood is in my veins. My parents started taking me to the circuit at an early age and I was able to walk through the paddock. Even as a small child, I really liked that," explains Marschall.
He first drove a kart aged 11 and it was then that he realised he wanted to become a #racing driver. "I even won my first race. I was the only participant in my class, but it was still a great feeling to top the podium." In the years that followed, Marschall took part in international kart competitions, finished fifth in the German Championship, and claimed sixth place in the ADAC Formel Masters in 2014.
The move to the #audisportttcup in 2015 quickly proved to be a success. Nonetheless, Dennis Marschall still had a lot to learn. "Last year, nerves were my biggest problem. I am staying cooler and calmer this year, even when things aren't going so well. I analyse things and can call on my full potential when I have to. I am still an aggressive driver and I don't like driving behind the competition. With regard to the championship, I think a lot more strategically and I have learned to hang back so that I can collect important points," says the title contender.
Dennis Marschall has also "matured" in terms of how he works with the #hankook race tyres, and he knows just what to do with the Ventus Race. "The race tyre from #hankook is mega-reliable and there is hardly any wear, even when you are pushing. Everything has gone great so far. I now feel that I know just how to work with the #hankook tyres and how to set the tyre pressure correctly. The tyre is a perfect fit for the way I drive," concludes the young driver.
Dennis Marschall wants to start his business studies course this autumn. However, his long-term goal is to establish himself in motorsport. Unlike many of his colleagues, he is not aiming for Formula 1. "In the medium term, I would like to compete in the DTM, the WEC, or at Le Mans. I would just be fantastically happy to be able to turn my passion into my occupation and earn money as a #racing driver."