Mercedes-Benz sets three vintage racer track days

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Mercedes 'Evo' in action at Hockenheim
Mercedes-Benz 190 E This 2.5-16 Evolution II racing car is like the one Roland Asch raced | Mercedes-Benz photos
Mercedes-Benz 190 E This 2.5-16 Evolution II racing car is like the one Roland Asch raced | Mercedes-Benz photos

After a successful debut in 2016, Mercedes-Benz will stage three track days this year in Germany for owners of classic Mercedes racing cars. The dates are March 30 at Hockenheim, August 3 at Zolder and September 19 at Oschersleben.

The events are organized by Jorg van Ommen, former Mercedes factory racer in the German touring car championships. In addition to van Ommen, another former Mercedes racing star — Ellen Lohr, Roland Asch or Kurt Thiim — will be on hand to provide coaching.

Mercedes 'Evo' in action at Hockenheim
Mercedes ‘Evo’ in action at Hockenheim

Each date is limited to 45 cars with owners selecting their degree of participation — from booking specific times to all-day open track or a club challenge at a more controlled pace.

For details including pricing, visit the Mercedes track day website.
http://jvo.de/mercedes-benz-classic-2017.html

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.