The Traditional Event
- In 1996, the
full-length circuit of the Nürburgring did not
even appear on STW calendar (not counting the 20
km North circuit). This year, the STW-Cup has the
honor of holding one of the most established
German racing events - the legendary
"Eifelrennen". Older than the
Nuerburgring itself, this event has been held
here since 1927.
- Although this course
is far optimal for the Audi Quattro, the
Nuerburgring is Emanuele's clear favorite circuit
of this year's calendar. He considers this course
more difficult than some people make of it.
Emanuele should know - in 1990 he left a winner
in BMW M3 in the DTM race, and then again in the
1995 and 1996 STW sprint and race.
- Emanuele views as key
elements the Castrol-S behind the starting line
and the RTL curve, which allows for a quick
overtaking early on. Less enthusiastic, like most
drivers, is he about the Pylons in the Veedol
Handicap which make it inconsistent almost from
lap to lap. This is particularly difficult during
training laps because he never can tell in
advance which line is the best to follow.