Surprise visitors to the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix this weekend include Lili Reisenbichler, who made a name for herself in the 70 and 80s as an outstanding touring car driver. The native of Slovenia raced in NSU and Audi cars as well as in a BMW M1 and even a Zakspeed Turbo Capri at the time. So when she says: “This is pure motorsport – sheer emotion. These cars are still running without servo and software,” she definitely speaks with authority. Reisenbichler achieved her greatest successes in the DRM and the European Touring Car Championship, so she experienced many cars of the weekend live herself at that time.
“I remember some of them from my childhood days, drove others myself or had them as rivals on the race track,” she says with a smile. No wonder that the successful racing amazon is itching to drive while she spectates: “This brings an important part of my racing career back to life. If at all possible, I’d love to take the wheel myself next year.”