dtm News and Analysis
When the DTM adopted the Lausitzring’s banked Turn 1 as part of its layout for the 2021 season, it meant a whole new challenge for drivers and teams.
Since signing his first factory contract with the marque in 2015, Mirko Bortolotti has become Lamborghini's Mr Dependable. And after a short spell at Audi in 2020, the Italian is back with his long-time collaborators at the Grasser Racing Team and has made a strong start to life in the DTM.
Nick Cassidy says he is “really pleased” by the potential he showed on his first DTM appearance of 2022 at the Lausitzring last weekend, despite only scoring two points.
DTM championship leader Sheldon van der Linde says that Schubert Motorsport "found some very good steps” on its new BMW M4 GT3 that allowed him to take both Lausitzring victories.
DTM race winner Lucas Auer was puzzled by his Winward Mercedes team’s loss of pace in Sunday’s second race at the Lausitzring after qualifying on pole for the Saturday opener.
Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast said a set-up rethink gave him a “different car” for the second Lausitzring race and helped him to score the first podium of his comeback.
Sheldon van der Linde became the first double winner of the 2022 DTM season with a controlled drive pole at the Lausitzring to sweep the weekend after capturing race one.
Sheldon van der Linde followed up his Saturday Lausitzring DTM victory by taking pole for race two, following a late red flag caused by a fire for Felipe Fraga’s Ferrari.
Schubert Motorsport BMW driver Sheldon van der Linde took his first DTM victory of 2022 at the Lausitzring after passing poleman Lucas Auer at the start.
Winward Mercedes driver Lucas Auer took pole position for the opening DTM race at the Lausitzring, narrowly edging Sheldon van der Linde's Schubert BMW by 0.025s.
Team Rosberg DTM racer Nico Muller says he is "more comfortable" in Audi's updated R8 LMS Evo II package, which helped him end his year-long win drought in Portimao.
Mercedes DTM race winner Lucas Auer predicts that the championship’s return to the familiarity of the Lausitzring this weekend after starting off at Portimao could uncover “who was a one-hit wonder”.
The DTM travels to the Lausitzring this weekend for the second round of the 2022 season. Here's the full schedule for the race weekend.
Rally legend Sebastien Loeb has revealed that he came “quite close” to joining the DTM with BMW a decade ago following his retirement from the World Rally Championship.
DTM boss Gerhard Berger has refuted SSR Performance’s claim that Porsche wasn’t correctly balanced against the opposition during the opening round of the 2022 season at Portimao.
The speed demonstrated by rally legend Sebastien Loeb on his DTM debut was “impressive” and it proves that he is a “special” driver, says his Red Bull teammate Felipe Fraga.
SSR Performance team owner Stefan Schlund feels Porsche wasn’t balanced correctly against its rivals in the opening round of the 2022 DTM season at Portimao.
Factory Audi driver Rene Rast felt there was nothing he could do to escape the train of cars and score some points in the second race of the Portimao season opener.
Red Bull driver Felipe Fraga said he was pleased to prove that he can be competitive on his DTM debut at Portimao, having doubted his speed coming into the weekend.
Audi driver Nico Muller believes there won’t be too many more opportunities to score race victories against an ultra-competitive DTM field in 2022 following his triumph in Portimao last weekend.
Audi driver Nico Muller led the second DTM race at Portimao from start to finish to take a convincing victory, as Red Bull’s Felipe Fraga scored his maiden podium in the series.
Team Rosberg’s Nico Muller claimed his first DTM pole position in nearly two years after beating Grasser Racing rival Mirko Bortolotti in Sunday’s second qualifying session at Portimao.
Grasser Racing driver Mirko Bortolotti thought his race was over when his Lamborghini Huracan suffered a sudden loss of power at the safety car restart during the opening DTM race at Portimao.
Mercedes driver Lucas Auer claimed victory in a dramatic opening race of the 2022 season at Portimao, taking advantage of a slow restart from polesitter Mirko Bortolotti.
Factory Lamborghini driver Mirko Bortolotti claimed pole position for the opening round of the 2022 DTM season at Portimao in a tightly-contested qualifying session on Saturday.
Several DTM drivers have voiced their support to bring back night racing to the series, saying it has the potential to produce a “mega event”.
A brand new DTM season begins this weekend on April 30-May 1 at the picturesque Portimao circuit in Portugal. Here's the full schedule for the opening round of the year.
DTM rookie Ricardo Feller topped the opening day of the Portimao pre-season test for Abt Audi, leading the Bernhard 75 Porsche of Thomas Preining.
As the DTM embarks on the second season of its GT3 era, there is a real risk that teams might start hiring NASCAR-style pitstop specialists to gain even the smallest of advantage over their rivals.
The DTM is holding its final pre-season test of 2022 at Portimao this week, but intriguingly much of the running will take place at night.
Few would have picked Felipe Fraga to lead Red Bull’s second assault on the DTM in 2022 following Liam Lawson’s departure from the category. But Fraga’s history with the DTM goes back almost a decade, and he is talented enough to take on some of the best drivers in the world of GT racing.
Kelvin van der Linde faces a “difficult situation” to remain the top dog within the Abt Audi DTM team this season with the arrival of Rene Rast, reckons 2013 champion Mike Rockenfeller.
DTM chief Gerhard Berger admits he was surprised to learn that World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb will be making his debut in the series with Red Bull this month.
Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast says this year's field is so competitive that over 20 drivers can realistically aim for the championship.
Laurens Vanthoor says Porsche is not putting in any special efforts into the DTM this year, but reckons a successful maiden campaign would "mean a lot” to the Stuttgart-based manufacturer.
Nico Muller set the pace on the second and final day of the Hockenheim DTM test for Audi, leading the Lamborghini of Mirko Bortolotti.
Marius Zug set the pace on the opening day of DTM pre-season testing at Hockenheim, with Rene Rast finishing second to make it a 1-2 for Audi.
Rally legend Sebastien Loeb will make his DTM debut at Portimao later this month, joining Felipe Fraga in Red Bull’s line-up.
Factory Aston Martin driver Nicki Thiim will be competing in the DTM for the first time this year, but oddly he will do so not at the wheel of a Vantage GT3 but a Lamborghini Huracan.
Mercedes has unveiled the liveries for its eight factory-supported cars that will compete in the 2022 DTM season.
OPINION: Questionable driving standards and farcical team orders meant the DTM's first season under GT3 regulations ended under a cloud. But the organisation has responded firmly by banning team orders and welcomed new manufacturers, making for an intriguing season ahead as new and returning names prepare for battle.
Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has tested Red Bull’s DTM car at the Spa-Francorchamps this week, raising speculation that he could make his race debut in the GT3-based series.
Factory BMW driver Sheldon van der Linde doesn’t expect the new M4 GT3 to be in contention for victory “right away” in the DTM, but feels the car is a major improvement over its predecessor.
DTM chief Gerhard Berger feels 2022 was “not the right time” for MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi to enter the series, saying he needs more time to become competitive in GT3 machinery.
Liam Lawson says he is “definitely more comfortable” just racing in FIA Formula 2 this season following a dual campaign with the DTM in 2021.
Red Bull has firmed up its driver line-up for its second season in the DTM as a fully-fledged team, with Felipe Fraga and Nick Cassidy piloting its two AF Corse-prepared Ferrari 488 GT3s.
Factory Aston Martin driver Nicki Thiim will compete in the DTM for the first time this year, joining Lamborghini outfit T3 Motorsport for the full season.
Maximilian Gotz will defend his DTM title with #1 on his Mercedes-AMG GT3, saying his choice of car number was partly inspired by that of Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen.
Timo Glock is in frame for a surprise switch to the Italian GT series following his departure from the DTM, while fellow factory BMW driver Bruno Spengler could face a year on the sidelines.
Factory Lamborghini Mirko Bortolotti has set his sights on the Italian marque’s first victory in the DTM this year, buoyed by his successful guest appearance in 2021.
BMW squads Walkenhorst Motorsport and Schubert Motorsport have unveiled their liveries for the 2022 DTM season, the first to feature the brand's new M4 GT3 car.
Porsche outfit SSR Performance has named Laurens Vanthoor and Dennis Olsen as its drivers for its first full season in the DTM in 2022.
Over two decades as a factory driver with Audi and BMW, Martin Tomczyk earned the respect of teammates and rivals as a hard but fair racer. After calling time on his racing career, the 2011 DTM champion sat down with Motorsport.com to look back.
Winward Mercedes boss Christian Hohenadel feels David Schumacher has been doing a fine job adapting to various aspects of a GT3 car as he prepares for his first season in the DTM.
BMW outfit Rowe Racing has denied suggestions that a lack of results played a role in its departure from the DTM after a single season, saying the team “doesn’t shy away from sporting failure”.
Esmee Hawkey will continue racing in the DTM in 2022 after signing a new deal with Lamborghini outfit T3 Motorsport.
David Schumacher will make his sportscar racing debut in 2022 as part of an expanded eight-car Mercedes roster in the DTM.
Factory Porsche driver Laurens Vanthoor is being tipped to join the DTM this year as part of SSR Performance’s two-car entry into the category.