- Roland Asch and Bernd Ostmann to drive the successful racing car at the concluding race event for the 2012 season
- Immediate class victory in the previous year
- Races in the coming year have already been planned
Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz in the final spurt at the Dunlop FHR long-distance cup: the type 220 SE (series W 111) reconstructed by Mercedes-Benz Classic will be on the starting grid for the ADAC Westphalia Trophy 2012 at the Nürburgring (19–21 October 2012), the setting for the season finale of the race series, held as a two-hour race. The “Fintail” saloon has been optimised for racing and will be piloted by former racing driver, Roland Asch, and by Bernd Ostmann, editor-in-chief of the professional journal auto motor und sport. The Westphalia Trophy is the perfect setting for this year’s finale to the world’s biggest historic long-distance race series as per Appendix K: more than 500 race cars from different periods and vehicle classes are expected to take part. In 2011, the event was the venue for the racing premiere of the reconstructed “Fintail” – which promptly carried off a class victory.
The two-hour race for the Dunlop FHR long-distance cup will be held on the north loop of the Nürburgring. This competition is the crowning highlight to a very successful season for the Fahrergemeinschaft Historischer Rennsport e. V. (FHR), a German association which has made a significant contribution to increasing the popularity of the current race series for historic competition cars. Mercedes-Benz Classic is cooperating with the FHR, which was founded in 1983, to actively promote historic racing sport – and, at the same time, proving itself against the competition, as for example with its class victory at the race in Spa-Francorchamps in mid-July 2012.