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DTM: Robert Wickens will fight for ''every thousandth'' at the Norisring

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From press release

Canadian Robert Wickens knows he will have to give everything he's got to do well, this weekend at the Norisring, round 4 of the DTM championship.

The Toronto native has experience of the Nuremberg street circuit, having raced twice with the DTM, and twice before that during his Formula 3 years.

"Here, I competed in my first Formula 3 race and I scored points in the DTM in the last two years," said the 25-year-old Mercedes driver.

Robert Wickens, Mercedes AMG C-Coupe, Norisring
Robert Wickens, Mercedes AMG C-Coupe (Photo: DTM.com)

"Here, we are fighting for every thousandth of a second, even though the track with its four corners looks very easy from the outside. The braking zones with their bumps are the key points."

As his rival Mattias Ekström points out, rhythm is also very important: "Finding the right rhythm quickly and get into a certain flow is particularly important. In qualifying, you really have to judge precisely which risk you are prepared to take," said the Swede.

Drivers will have to complete 83 laps, during Sunday's race.