Last weekend world championship motor racing returned to the Nordschleife for the first time since Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass won the Nurburgring 1000kms in 1983. The circuit hadn't hosted a major international touring car series since the DTM's last visit in 1993.
Decently fast cars. A legendary track. It ought to be an easy win - and yet many people doubted that the World Touring Car Championship's visit to the Eifel mountains would be a success.
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