dtm News and Analysis
Long-time Audi DTM outfit Phoenix Racing has outlined its intentions to transition fully to sportscar racing next year, with a potential Le Mans 24 Hours assault on the radar.
A move to beefed-up GT3 cars has emerged as the most likely option for the DTM’s post-Audi future, Motorsport.com can reveal, with LMDh machinery also in contention.
Robert Kubica says he is “almost laughing” at the idea of his 2020 racing schedule being too busy between Formula 1 and DTM duties before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
ITR chairman Gerhard Berger believes taking a break from competition in 2021 would "not be a good solution” for the DTM, as the series continues to explore its options in the wake of Audi’s exit.
Formula 1 race winner Robert Kubica expects racing in the DTM against experienced competitors to be like “jumping into the deep water” as he steps up his preparations for his debut in the tin-top category.
Harrison Newey made a surprise appearance on the final day of DTM pre-season testing at the Nurburgring on Thursday.
WRT Audi driver Ferdinand Habsburg led the timesheets for the second day of DTM pre-season testing at the Nurburgring on Tuesday.
Two-time DTM champion Rene Rast will test an Audi Formula E car in July with a view to replacing the ousted Daniel Abt in the German manufacturer’s driver line-up.
Audi motorsport chief Dieter Gass believes financial hurdles were the main obstacle to SUPER GT and the DTM realising the full potential of their Class One tie-up.
The 2020 DTM season will kick off at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit after the cancellation of the Norisring rounds was made official on Friday.
The planned DTM season opener at Norisring is set to be cancelled after the city of Nuremberg denied permission for the race to go ahead as planned next month.
The DTM has announced a revised 2020 calendar amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Spa-Francorchamps becoming a surprise late addition to the schedule.
The DTM is in a race against time to ensure its survival beyond the current year, but it cannot expect a bailout from SUPER GT's manufacturers, despite the two series agreeing to share a common ruleset.
DTM race-winner Manuel Reuter believes that the series made “exactly the same mistakes” as the International Touring Car Championship by putting its focus on engineering that raised costs for entrants.
It's 20 years since the DTM roared back into life at a packed Hockenheim with a back-to-basics approach as the antidote to its high-tech past. Now it's on its knees again, so is it time to recall the lessons learned in 2000?
Nick Cassidy feels SUPER GT's push to harmonise its rules with the DTM was still worthwhile, despite Audi's pending withdrawal from the latter series plunging the future of Class One into doubt.