190 E 2.5-16 EVO II enters the 2015 Spa Youngtimer Festival.

  • 190 E 2.5-16 EVO II enters the 2015 Spa Youngtimer Festival.

  • Youngtimer Trophy.

    Appearance for two of the stars of DTM history: Between 17 and 19 July 2015 Roland Asch will be driving the Mercedes-Benz works racing car 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II when he enters the Youngtimer Trophy in Spa, Belgium. 25 years ago the car, christened EVO II for short, celebrated its premiere in the then DTM. The touring car based on the W 201 quickly established itself as a superb DTM vehicle and clocked up no less than 25 wins. Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Roland Asch is recalling this glittering era at the wheel of the 190 E 2.5-16 EVO II, fitted by Mercedes-Benz Classic as a works racing car, at the Spa Youngtimer Festival.

    Youngtimer Festival Spa.

    At the Spa Youngtimer Festival from 17 to 19 July 2015 on the legendary Belgian race track Circuit de Spa-Franchorchamps, Mercedes-Benz Classic is continuing its commitment to historic motorsport. The former DTM racing driver and Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Roland Asch is lining up on the starting grid in Spa with the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II works racing car in the Youngtimer Trophy race.

    Spectacular backdrop.

    The Spa Youngtimer Festival is being held for the first time this year. It evolved from the Spa Race Festival and offers the young classics among the competing vehicles a spectacular backdrop. On 17 July (Friday) the Youngtimer Festival will begin with qualifiers. Qualifying for the two Youngtimer Trophy races takes place on this day between 4.55 p.m. and 5.20 p.m. (1st qualifying) and on 18 July (Saturday) between 1.15 p.m. and 2.05 p.m. (2nd qualifying). The one-hour race starts at 11.20 a.m. on 19 July (Sunday).

    Shining star in the DTM firmament of the 1990s.

    In 2013 Mercedes-Benz Classic fitted the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II racing touring car specifically for use in historic motorsport, and it is the ideal ambassador from the first DTM era. The highlight of its age was the triple Mercedes-Benz victory with the EVO II in the 1992 DTM season. Today the EVO II is delighting the fans by entering the Youngtimer Trophy as a Mercedes-Benz Classic works racing car.

    Shining star in the DTM firmament of the 1990s.

    In 2013 Mercedes-Benz Classic fitted the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II racing touring car specifically for use in historic motorsport, and it is the ideal ambassador from the first DTM era. The highlight of its age was the triple Mercedes-Benz victory with the EVO II in the 1992 DTM season. Today the EVO II is delighting the fans by entering the Youngtimer Trophy as a Mercedes-Benz Classic works racing car.

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