That would be most befitting for Surer, who was one of the original cadets in the BMW Junior Team back when it was founded. “Some 44 years after starting with the BMW 320 Group 5 as a member of the BMW Junior Team in Zolder, it is a very special experience for me to be amongst the competitors at the DRM Revival,” said the Swiss pilot. However, BMW wanted to mix the old with the new and Surer won’t be alone in Spielberg.
He will be accompanied by the current BMW Juniors Dan Harper, Max Hesse and Neil Verhagen. The initiator of BMW Junior Team of 1977, Jochen Neerpasch, does not intend to miss the spectacle and will also be attending the event. For Norbert Knerr, racing manager of BMW Group Classic, the line-up is historic bridge building:
“We couldn’t have found a better framework to deploy the BMW 320 Group 5. To see Marc Surer at the wheel of his 1977 vehicle at the DRM Revival in Spielberg, accompanied by the current BMW juniors and Jochen Neerpasch, is definitely an occasion that couldn’t be more fitting and emotional.”
The “DRM Revival” organized by DTM Classic will take place during the DTM Racing Weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg/Austria, being held from 3 to 5 September. The historic vehicles of the Divisions 1 and 2 will, in addition to training and qualifying events, also compete in two races.