New Audi team Attempto Racing bring youngster Zug for 2022

Attempto Racing will debut into the 2022 DTM championship with 19-year-old Marius Zug and the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo 2 package.

The driver from Pfaffenhofen, Germany, will take on his first season of the DTM with eight race weekends throughout 2022.

Zug said in a press statement: “Racing in the highest touring car and sports car league has always been my goal.

“I am super happy that I was able to sign the contract with Attempto Racing and to do so on my birthday. For me, this is a dream coming true.”

Marius Zug – Credit: © Nowak

At the age of 16, Marius Zug stepped up into GT competition and won his first-ever GT4 race on debut.

In 2019, he was a runner-up in both the GT4 European Series and in ADAC GT4 Germany. In the same year, he took on his maiden GT3 race at Monza.

For the next two years, Zug competed in the Italian GT championship for the BMW team run by former DTM champion Roberto Ravaglia.

Attempto Racing has been involved in several GT3 racing commitments over the past years having partnered with Audi since 2018.

“With Marius Zug, we have a jewel in our team,” added Attempto Team Principal Arkin Aka.

“I have been following him for some years already and I was pleased to notice how he was getting stronger and stronger and the way he developed in GT4.

“I was overjoyed that he was now available and that I was able to offer him a drive.

“I am certain that he will surprise in GT3 as well.”

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“For us, this is a dream coming true as well.

“We had already been looking at becoming involved in the premium brand that is DTM for a while.

“Now, we will do everything to leave a good impression on this high-quality stage.

“With Marius, we think we are capable to score results in the midfield and towards the front and with a little bit of luck even more.”

The 19-year-old is preparing for his DTM debut with two daily fitness sessions alongside training through sim racing.