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giugno 26, 2017 - Mercedes-Benz

With 16 victories to the 1992 DTM championship: legendary DTM season of successes for Mercedes-Benz 25 years ago

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On 18 June 1992, #klausludwig driving an AMG-Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II won both races of the German Touring Car Championship at the Nürburgring. This double victory was Ludwig's first triumph in a season he was to finish as #dtm champion. An equally masterly performance was delivered in 1992 by the AMG-Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II #racing tourer as #mercedesbenz drivers won a total of 16 out of 24 DTM races. It was the most successful year in #dtm for the #amg #racing tourer, which was based on the #mercedesbenz W 201 model series. #mercedesbenz also produced a small number of 'street legal' examples of the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, which is today one of the most fascinating and sought-after young classic cars of the brand with the star.

Stuttgart. It was 25 years ago that #mercedesbenz taught the world of motor sport a very special lesson in evolution theory. The AMG-Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II #racing tourer, which was based on the W 201 compact class, more than emphatically dominated the 1992 season of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM): on twelve competition days with a total of 24 races, #mercedesbenz drivers brought home 16 victories, 17 second places and 13 third places. #klausludwig was crowned German Touring Car Champion, while AMG-Mercedes won the 1992 constructors' championship. #mercedesbenz driver #rolandasch was runner-up, with his brand colleague #berndschneider taking third place. #ellenlohr won the first race at the Hockenheimring on 24 May 1992. It was the first and still only #dtm victory for a female driver.

In 1992, there was no end of #dtm successes for the #racing tourer known simply as "EVO II" to the fans: already at the season opener in Zolder on 5 April (Bergischer Löwe), #mercedesbenz driver #kurtthiim came first in both races. This was followed by victories for #rolandasch (19 April, Eifel Race at the Nürburgring), #jorgvanommen and #kekerosberg (3 May, Wunstorf Airfield Race), #berndschneider (10 May, AVUS Race) as well as #ellenlohr and #rolandasch (24 May, #racing Festival at the Hockenheimring).

Then, at the 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring on 18 June 1992, #klausludwig posted his first two victories of the season. At the Diepholz Airfield Race on 16 August, the same driver, known as "King Ludwig" to his fans, repeated his double triumph. The culmination of this outstanding season for #mercedesbenz saw two victories for #berndschneider in the ADAC Prize Singen on 6 September as well as one victory each for Schneider and Ludwig in the Touring Car Grand Prix at the Nürburgring on 20 September.

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