Maximilian Buhk and Maximilian Götz enjoyed a successful test for the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters at the wheel of a 2009-spec Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Class at the Lausitzring on Tuesday.
The duo were given the opportunity to test a DTM car as a reward for their achievements in GT racing, with Buhk winning the 2012 FIA GT3 European Championship and Götz winning the ADAC GT Masters. Both drivers achieved their success at the wheel of SLS Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 cars.
Both drivers completed exactly 60 laps during their test, posting competitive lap times around the Brandenburg circuit.
“It was an absolutely fabulous day and I had a lot of fun testing the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Class,” said Buhk, 23, after the test. “I learned a lot and would like to thank everyone. It really was a super cool experience.”
Götz, 27, admitted that it took some time to get used to the car during the test, which was last used during the 2011 DTM season.
“Of course it was mega awesome to get the chance to test the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Class,” said Götz. “It’s a dream come true for me and I really enjoyed stepping on the gas and finding my limit. Of course, driving the DTM car felt very new and unfamiliar compared to the SLS AMG GT3 but I felt very much at ease and had a lot of fun. Many thanks again to Mercedes-AMG for giving me this opportunity. I would love to be able to jump straight back in the car and post a few more laps!”
With Mercedes-Benz rumoured to be considering a return to fielding eight cars again in the 2014 DTM season, both Buhk and Götz are in line as potential candidates for a step up to the German touring car series.