Spa 24 Hours winners Gotz, Buhk to test DTM Mercedes

Spa 24 Hours winners Maxi Gotz and Maxi Buhk will make their DTM test debuts for Mercedes at Lausitz next month

Spa 24 Hours winners Gotz, Buhk to test DTM Mercedes

The German pair have enjoyed stellar seasons, triumphing not only in the Spa enduro, but also leading the ADAC GT Masters points in Mercedes machinery.

Gotz, who won that series last year, and Buhk - the 2012 European GT3 champion - will drive the DTM race-winning C-class on September 17.

Mercedes motorsport chief Toto Wolff said that the pair had proved themselves worthy of a test in a DTM car.

"With our DTM driver line-up for the current year, we have demonstrated that we are prepared to put our faith in young and fast drivers - an approach that has already yielded dividends this season in the form of podium finishes," said Mercedes motorsport chief Toto Wolff.

"Against strong competition, the two Maximilians have shown that they are ready to step up to the next level.

"For their outstanding performance in the gullwing Mercedes, the two Maximilians fully deserve this forthcoming DTM test."

DID YOU KNOW?

Maxi Gotz was a star of junior single-seater racing in Germany. He finished as runner-up to Nico Rosberg in the 2002 Formula BMW championship and then beat Sebastian Vettel and Adrian Sutil to the crown the following season.

This weekend's DTM race at the Nurburgring will be streamed live on AUTOSPORT.com. To see the title fight continue between Mike Rockenfeller and Bruno Spengler, log on from 12:15 UK time on Sunday.

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