A First for Super Touring
- The Airfield
circuit in Lahr, near Freiburg, appears
1997 for the first time in the STW
calendar, and will be the third airfield
circuit of the season.
- Datewise, the
Lahr circuit replaces previous races on
the Avus in Berlin, which had come out of
favor after many severe accidents in
prior years. Although Emanuele won his
1996 title in Berlin, he won't miss the
Avus raceway a bit.
- The Lahr
raceway only opened in 1996. Lacking any
first hand experiences, Emanuele is
intrigued by the layout of its various
curves. Specially the fast left turn
after the long straight and handicap
looks rather interesting.