The German Touring Car Championship has been called “The Greatest Touring Car Show on Earth” - the series, where big German manufacturers spend millions of Marks on their high-tech cars and star drivers.
1990 was a classic season in the German Touring Car Championship. BMW was the reigning champion, and entered a brand new version of their M3; already established as the most successful touring car ever.
With adjustable spoilers front and rear, the new BMW M3 Sport Evolution was driven by stars like Johnny Cecotto, Joachim Winkelhock, Jacques Lafitte and Britain’s Steve Super.
Mercedes started the season with the exciting 190E 2, 5-16 Evolution, which was replaced by the new “Evolution 2” at mid-season. This car was nicknamed the “Batmobile” because of its enormous rear wing and down-right awesome look.
Driven by luminaries like Klaus Ludwig, Kurt This and fearless newcomers Fritxz Kreutzpointer and Karl Wendlinger, the Batmobile proved a winner right away, and This was in with a chance of the title up to the last race.
But it was Audi - with the big, powerful V8 Quattro - which won the championship in the marque’s very first year in the series.
With Hans Stuck - more spectacular than ever - behind the wheel, the Audi was a front runner from the very start of the season, and in an incredibly hard fought finale at Hockenheim, three other Audi drivers created the, by now famous, “Audi Wall” behind Stuck: Running three abreast, the other championship contenders did not finish in the top-four.
This programme has all the highlights of the 1990 German Touring Championship.
Cover words by Peter Nygaard
*Please note, at approximately 17 minutes, picture quality is affected (flickering) for 1 to 2 minutes.