Reviews: Officially: Nicki Thiim starts 2022 in the DTM in the second T3-Lamborghini!

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Now is also official what had already speculated '' already speculated: Nicki Thiim gets the second Lamborghini cockpit at the T3 Motorsport team on the side of Kollegin Esmee Hawkey and thus creates the leap into the DTM! This has announced the agency Pole Promotion of Dennis Rostek, who also looked after the 32-year-old Danes, in a press conference as a surprise.

This is a sound name returns to the traditional series, because his father Kurt Thiim, who became master in 1986 and many of his 19 victories in Mercedes was one of the great stars of the old DTM.

The DTM field grows with the sixth Huracan GT3 EVO to 27 vehicles ( is here for overview) . If no surprise happens, only the two Ferrari bolides of the AF Corse team will now be announced.

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Thiim, who is actually Aston-Martin factory drivers, had already tried in the previous year, at T3 motorsport, but then the deal failed. This year, the undertaking succeeded, whereby the Dresdner troupe of T3 has a pot driver in the squad.

Kurt Thiim © Provil by Kurt Thiim

Kurt Thiim (here with Klaus Ludwig) was one of the big names of the old DTM

photo: Daimler

Thiim has already presented some success in his career: the Dane took the 2013 title in 2013 Porsche Supercup with DTM newcomer Attempto also the victory at the 24-hour classic at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which he won in the Mercedes of the Black-Falcon team.

Exemption from Aston Martin

2014 he docked at Aston Martin and fetched the greatest success of his career in the first year with the GTE class victory at the 24-hour race in Le Mans. This triumph also caused his carriage to the factory driver of the British nobleman, for which he started in the WEC. With success, because in 2016 and in the 2020 he brought the title for Aston Martin Racing.

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Due to the factory GTE exit of Aston Martin at the end of 2020, the manufacturer had difficulty offering Thiim a complete seasonal planning, which has been exempted in 2021 for a DTM engagement at T3.

The fact that he has received 2022 an exemption from Aston Martin for the start in the T3-Lamborghini, is a clear indication that will not go on a Vantage GT3 in the DTM this year . Because then it would have been clear that Thiim piloted this car.

with image material from Motorsport Images .

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