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Motorbike star to make guest start in TCR Germany

Moto2 rider Marcel Schrötter will make a guest start in this weekend’s ADAC TCR Germany races at the Sachsenring, racing Hyundai Team Engstler’s VIP Hyundai i30 N TCR.

The German motorbike racer will get behind the wheel of the car raced by Guido Naumann, Norbert Michelisz and Niki Schelle in the previous three events.

Schrötter is one of the most successful German motorcycle riders in recent years, having competed on the circuits since 2005.

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In 2007 he took part in the German IDM Motorcycle Championship, where he won the 125 cc class in 2008 and 2009. In the latter year he was also European championship.

In 2020 Schrötter took on the full season in the 125 cc category, before moving on to Moto2 in 2012.

Although he has yet to claim a win, last season was his most successful to-date with three podium finishes in Moto2.

“I am really happy that I have been given this opportunity by Hyundai Team Engstler,” said Schrötter, who will be coached by Luca Engstler this weekend.

“I’ve always dreamed of doing a car race. Of course it will be a dive in at the deep end, but I’ll do my best.

“I’m really excited to see how the car will feel. It will certainly be unusual to have no direct contact with my elbows and knees on the asphalt, but to sit in a car.

“The view and the braking points are very different than on the bike, but I think I’ll get used to it quickly.

“That’s why my plan is to first follow my team-mates and learn a lot from them.”

ADAC will be allowing up to 6,000 spectators per day to watch this weekend’s action trackside at the circuit in Eastern Germany.

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