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2022 Portimao DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

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.

The DTM manufacture cars

Following a successful first campaign with GT3 cars, the DTM returns this year with an expanded grid of 29 cars - the biggest field since the revival of the championship in 2000.

A lot of eyeballs will be on nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb as he makes his DTM debut for Red Bull in place of Nick Cassidy. Loeb has plenty of experience in circuit racing and could potentially upset the frontrunners this weekend.

Another star attraction on the grid will be three-time champion Rene Rast, who returns to the DTM after a year's absence to lead the Abt Audi team.

Other notable drivers on the grid including BMW's Marco Wittmann, Porsche GT ace Laurens Vanthoor, Lamborghini's factory driver Mirko Bortolotti, Le Mans class winner Nicki Thiim and Audi star Nico Muller.

Six different manufacturers will battle for top honours at Portimao following Porsche's long overdue entry to the DTM. The Stuttgart-based brand will be up against fellow German powerhouses Audi, BMW and Mercedes as well as Italian supercar makers Lamborghini and Ferrari.

Portimao DTM session timings

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

09:10

10:10

11:10

05:10

02:10

19:10

18:10

14:40

FP2

13:35

14:35

15:35

09:35

06:35

23:35

22:35

19:05

Qualifying 1

08:05

09:05

10:05

04:05

01:05

18:05

17:05

13:35
Race 1 11:30

12:30

13:30

07:30

04:30

21:30

20:30

17:00
Qualifying 2

08:05

09:05

10:05

04:05

01:05

18:05

17:05

13:35

Race 2

11:30

12:30 13:30

07:30

00:30

21:30

20:30

17:00

2022 Portimao DTM session timings in the UK and Portugal

Friday April 29 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 10:10 - 10:55 BST
  • Free Practice 2: 14:35 - 15:20 BST

Saturday April 30 2022

  • Qualifying 1: 09:05 - 09:25 BST
  • Race 1: 12:30 BST

Sunday May 1 2022

  • Qualifying 2: 09:05 - 09:25
  • Race 2: 12:30 BST

2022 Portimao DTM session timings in Europe 

Friday April 29 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 11:10 - 11:55 CEST
  • Free Practice 2: 15:35- 16:20 CEST

Saturday April 30 2022

  • Qualifying 1: 10:05 - 10:25 CEST
  • Race 1: 13:30 CEST

Sunday May 1 2022

  • Qualifying 2: 10:05 - 10:25 CEST
  • Race: 13:30 CEST

2022 Portimao DTM session timings in the US

Friday April 29 2022

  • Free Practice 1:  05:10 - 05:55 ET / 02:10 - 02:55 PT
  • Free Practice 2:  09:35 - 10:20 ET / 06:35 - 07:20 PT

Saturday April 30 2022

  • Qualifying 1: 04:05 - 04:25 ET / 01:05 - 01:25 PT
  • Race 1: 07:30 ET / 04:30 PT

Sunday May 1 2022

  • Qualifying 2: 04:10 - 04:30 ET / 01:05 - 01:25 PT
  • Race 2:  07:30 ET / 04:30 PT 

2022 Portimao DTM session timings in Australia

Friday April 29 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 19:10 - 19:55 AEST
  • Free Practice 2: 23:35 - 00:20 AEST 

Saturday April 30 2022

  • Qualifying 1 - 18:05 - 18:25 AEST
  • Race 1: 21:30 AEST

Sunday May 1 2022

  • Qualifying 2: 18:05 - 18:25 AEST
  • Race 2: 21:30 AEST

2022 DTM Portimao session timings in Africa

Friday April 29 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 11:10 - 11:55 SAT / 12:10 - 12:55 EAT 
  • Free Practice 2: 15:35 - 16:20 SAT / 16:35 - 17:20 EAT

Saturday April 30 2022

  • Qualifying 1: 10:05 - 10:25 SAT / 11:05 - 11:25 EAT
  • Race 1: 13:30 SAT / 14:30 SAT

Sunday May 1 2022

  • Qualifying 2: 10:05 - 10:25 SAT / 11:05 - 11:25 EAT
  • Race: 13:30 SAT / 14:30 SAT

2022 DTM Portimao session timings in Japan

Friday April 29 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 18:10 - 18:55 JST 
  • Free Practice 2: 22:35 - 23:20 JST

Saturday April 30 2022

  • Qualifying 1: 17:05 - 17:25 JST 
  • Race 1: 20:30 JST

Sunday May 1 2022

  • Qualifying 2: 17:05 - 17:25 JST
  • Race: 20:30 JST

2022 Portimao DTM session timings in India

Friday April 29 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 14:40 - 15:25 IST 
  • Free Practice 2: 19:05 - 19:50 IST

Saturday April 30 2022

  • Qualifying 1: 13:35 - 13:55 IST 
  • Race 1: 17:00 IST

Sunday May 1 2022

  • Qualifying 2: 13:35 - 13:55 IST
  • Race 2: 17:00 IST

How can I watch the Portimao DTM races?

Europe

  • Austria - ProSieben
  • France - Automoto La Chaine
  • Germany - ProSieben
  • Ireland - BT Sport
  • Monaco - Automoto La Chaine
  • Netherlands - Ziggo Sport
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - BT Sport 3

Americas

  • Canada - Motor Trend on Demand
  • USA - Motor Trend on Demand

Africa:

  • Egypt: beIN Sports

Asia

  • Bahrain - beIN Sports
  • China - IQIYI Sports
  • Indonesia - Mola TV
  • India: Eurosport
  • Japan - J Sports
  • Malaysia - beIN Sports
  • Phillippines - beIN Sports
  • Qatar - beIN Sports
  • Singapore - beIN Sports
  • Thailand - beIN Sports
  • United Arab Emirates - beIN Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - beIN Sports
  • New Zealand - beIN Sports / Spark / Three

Can I stream the Portimao DTM round?

Since last year, the DTM has been providing a free livestream on its website for viewers across the world. Check out the DTM Grid for more information.

How many laps are the Portimao DTM races?

Both Portimao races will run to a duration of 55 minutes plus one lap.

Will there be fans at Portimao?

Yes, fans will be allowed at Portimao. To purchase tickets, click here.

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