Roland Asch was the perfect choice for this car, which was nicknamed the “Camel Car” because of its livery in the colours of a cigarette manufacturer: at that time, he ran nearly all the tests for Mercedes-Benz’s DTM developments.
The “Swabian Arrow” was passionately enthusiastic about the way the racing touring car handled with the ABS system: “I can concentrate fully on driving and only have to brake at the very last moment,” the racing driver recalled. And, with a smile, “Klaus Ludwig couldn’t believe it when I cut him up!”
Asch won the 1990 race in front of 48,000 spectators in sold-out grandstands in Kyalami. Today, that car is part of the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection. At events, the racing driver continues to thrill fans today by appearing together with this very special “EVO II”.