DTM – Local Hero: “Wanna be the fastest woman in DTM”

Local hero: “Want to be the fastest woman in DTM”

Esme Hockey entered the DTM on short notice through a major sponsor. The young British woman shows signs that she is not traveling only because of money.

DHe was praised from all around. DTM boss Gerhard Berger was impressed. It was one of the biggest surprises of the opening weekend for former champion Timo Scheider. And even his boss did not expect such a start. Because Esmi Hockey (23) started off like a fire brigade on her DTM debut Monza. And hinted that you can still expect a lot from the British in the clean Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo from T3 Motorsport.

Possibly at the second DTM event in Lausitzering this weekend (July 24th/25th, race live from 1pm on Sat.1) at his team’s home game, which arrives from nearby Dresden.

“I was very surprised by your performance,” admitted T3 team boss Jens Fuchs at ABMS. Because hockey is still a relatively blank slate in motorsport. Prior to his DTM debut at Monza, the 23-year-old had not raced this year. In 2020 it won the Pro Amateur Championship category of the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain. She was part of the DTM supporting program in 2019, when she completed six races in the W Series and scored two points in the process. Of course: rather minor references.

Esme Hockey entered the DTM on short notice through a major sponsor.

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“It’s a big leap into DTM, a leap into the deep end. The goal is to learn throughout the season,” says hockey himself. She came to DTM in a short time, mainly through the sponsor” Rokit”. The telecommunications company last supported Williams in Formula 1 and is now working with Venturi in Formula E. “I am here to do my best and learn. We want to keep improving,” Hockey says cautiously.

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It is part of the business that drivers in the GT3 Sport bring sponsorship money with them to finance the cockpit. Still, the bad word “paydriver” quickly made the rounds. But he dropped the stamp just as quickly at Monza. The learning curve was almost always up. For example, she snatched eight and six tenths of a second from ABT competitor Sofia Florsch in two qualifying sessions. She was 15th and 17th out of 19 drivers in the race. In doing so, he once surpassed Florsch and ex-Formula 1 driver Timo Glock. Never mind the fact that he had basically no time to prepare.

Hockey is similarly confident, saying of her rival Florsch at ABMS: “We both want to be the fastest women in the DTM. It’s a special competition and keeps us hungry to get the best possible result.”

The young British woman shows signs that she is not traveling only because of money.

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In any case, team owner Feucht is confident in her star driver’s abilities: “She can give very detailed information about the car, she works very deeply with the engineers. So she already has one. Impossible knowledge.” That’s why she’s pretty sure she’ll move on to the next race step by step.

That’s exactly what T3 Motorsport aims for. Established in Dresden in 2018, has been committed to fostering young talent in motorsport. “That’s why everyone works on a voluntary basis, with the proceeds being channeled directly to support the drivers,” says Fuchs, who maintains that the plan is long-term: “We want to be in DTM for many years. “

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