DTM/ITC race series: successful season for Mercedes

  • Date
    10 November 1996
  • Description

    At the last race of the International Touring Car Championship (ITC) in Suzuka, Japan, Dario Franchitti wins the first run and Bernd Schneider the second, both driving the AMG-Mercedes C-Class. Bernd Schneider finishes as ITC runner-up. With the discontinuation of these series, Mercedes-Benz concludes its involvement in DTM/ ITC racing as the most successful automotive manufacturer. Between 1986 and 1996, Mercedes-Benz touring cars amassed a total of 86 race victories.

ITC race in Hockenheim 1, small course, 14.04.1996 Bernd Schneider (4th/2nd), AMG D2 AMG-Mercedes C-Class
ITC race in Hockenheim, 1996
ITC race on the Diepholz airfield course, July 7th 1996. 
Winner (1st+2nd run) Bernd Schneider (start number 1) with an AMG Mercedes C-Class racing touring car.
ITC race on the Diepholz airfield course 1996
Photo of the Mercedes-Benz DTM and ITC team for the 1996 season. From left to right: Ellen Lohr, Kurt Thiim, Jörg van Ommen, Bernd Mayländer, Dario Franchitti, Bernd Schneider, Jan Magnussen, Alexander Grau.
ITC Magny-Cours, 15.09.1996 Bernd Schneider (retirement/8th), AMG D2 AMG-Mercedes C-Class
ITC Magny-Cours, 1996