Blue-blooded racers in Audi Sport TT Cup
The second race weekend of the Audi Sport TT Cup, at Norisring on June 27 and 28, will see members of European nobility on the grid. Albert von Thurn und Taxis, Pierre Casiraghi and Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff will be competing in both races as guest drivers, besides some other guests and 18 permanent entrants.
For the organizational team of quattro GmbH the duel between the blue-blooded racers in Audi’s home round at the Norisring is a special coup.
“We started planning the event several months ago. Now we’re delighted that we’ve managed to have three noblemen on the grid as guest entrants, which adds further value to the Audi Sport TT Cup as part of the DTM race weekend”, says Project Leader Rolf Michl.
31-year-old Albert von Thurn und Taxis is the youngest child of Johannes and Gloria von Thurn und Taxis. He is the most experienced among three noble guests, with permanent engagements in the last ten years.
His biggest achievement is winning the ADAC GT Masters in 2010 with Reiter Engineering’s Lamborghini Gallardo. This season he competes in Blancpain Sprint Series, still with Reiter’s Gallardo.
27-year-old Pierre Casiraghi is the youngest child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and Stefano Casiraghi, and the nephew of Albert II, Prince of Monaco. He contested in the Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup as a guest driver in three races in 2014 season.
53-year-old Marcus Count of Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff is from the noble family of Oeynhausen and managing shareholder of the Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff group of companies, as well as CEO of the Bilster Berg Drive Resort, a race track near Paderborn.
The field of guest entrants at the Norisring also includes Doreen Seidel (German Playmate of the year 2008). The 29-year-old started racing in 2011 and has participated in various Cup competitions ever since.