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Why the DTM is holding Portimao pre-season test at night

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.

How Fraga's Red Bull DTM drive has been 10 years in the making

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.

Van der Linde faces "difficult situation" with Rast's DTM return

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.

Loeb's DTM entry surprised championship boss Berger

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.

Rast says 20 drivers capable of winning this year's DTM title

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast says this year's field is so competitive that over 20 drivers can realistically aim for the championship.

Vanthoor: Porsche treating DTM like any other customer programme

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.

Muller leads Bortolotti as Hockenheim DTM test ends

Nico Muller set the pace on the second and final day of the Hockenheim DTM test for Audi, leading the Lamborghini of Mirko Bortolotti.

Rookie Zug leads Rast on first day of Hockenheim DTM testing

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.

WRC legend Sebastien Loeb to make DTM debut for Red Bull

Rally legend Sebastien Loeb will make his DTM debut at Portimao later this month, joining Felipe Fraga in Red Bull’s line-up.

Why a works Aston Martin driver will race a Lamborghini in DTM

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 reveals liveries for 2022 DTM title defence

Mercedes has unveiled the liveries for its eight factory-supported cars that will compete in the 2022 DTM season.

How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir Prime

How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir

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.

Loeb tests Red Bull's Ferrari DTM car, linked to race seat

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.

BMW's van der Linde doubts M4 can win "right away" in DTM

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.

Berger: DTM wasn't right place for Rossi's first GT3 season

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.

Lawson "more comfortable" focusing on F2 after dual 2021 campaign

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 announces Fraga, Cassidy for 2022 DTM season

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.

Aston driver Thiim enters DTM with T3 Lamborghini team

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.

DTM champion Gotz to use #1 after being inspired by Verstappen

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.

BMW driver Glock in frame for Italian GT switch after DTM exit

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.

Bortolotti targeting Lamborghini's first victory in the DTM

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 showcases 2022 DTM liveries as M4 GT3 makes debut

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 team SSR names Vanthoor, Olsen for DTM campaign

Porsche outfit SSR Performance has named Laurens Vanthoor and Dennis Olsen as its drivers for its first full season in the DTM in 2022.

The remarkable career of 'classy' champion Martin Tomczyk Prime

The remarkable career of 'classy' champion Martin Tomczyk

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.

David Schumacher 'adapting well' to GT3 ahead of DTM debut

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.

Rowe BMW team denies poor results influenced DTM exit

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”.

Hawkey remains with T3 Lamborghini for second DTM season

Esmee Hawkey will continue racing in the DTM in 2022 after signing a new deal with Lamborghini outfit T3 Motorsport.

David Schumacher joins DTM in 2022 with Winward Mercedes

David Schumacher will make his sportscar racing debut in 2022 as part of an expanded eight-car Mercedes roster in the DTM.

Porsche GT3 star Vanthoor set for DTM debut in 2022

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.

Muller stays at Rosberg Audi DTM squad for 2022

Nico Muller will stay at Team Rosberg for the 2022 DTM season as part of an unchanged line-up for the two-car Audi squad.

BMW announces four cars for 2022 DTM season as Eng returns

BMW will increase its presence in the DTM to four cars in 2022, with Walkenhorst Motorsport and Schubert Motorsport representing the German marque with two M4 GT3s each.

Lamborghini driver Bortolotti to lead Grasser's DTM assault

Factory Lamborghini driver Mirko Bortolotti will lead Grasser Racing's assault on the DTM this year in one of the team's four works-backed Huracan GT3 Evos.

BMW outfit Rowe Racing announces DTM exit

Rowe Racing has announced that it will not remain in the DTM for a second season in 2022, switching its focus to long-distance races.

Mercedes unveils seven-car line-up for 2022 DTM season

Mercedes will be represented by seven cars in the DTM this season, but its driver line-up has received a major shake-up over the winter.

Audi squad Attempto Racing announces DTM entry

Attempto Racing has become the latest team to commit to the 2022 DTM season, announcing a one-car Audi R8 LMS GT3 entry for teen racer Marius Zug.

Mercedes team GetSpeed likely to exit DTM

Mercedes team GetSpeed appears set to exit the DTM despite having signalled plans to expand to two cars for the 2022 season last year.

DTM says 30 cars the upper limit for 2022 season

The DTM may allow a maximum of 30 cars in 2022 amid increasing interest from teams for the championship’s second season under GT3 regulations.

DTM announces complete ban on team orders for 2022 season

The DTM has announced a complete ban on team orders ahead of the 2022 season, warning that anyone trying to artificially influence the results risks exclusion from the championship.

Mercedes DTM driver roster set for major shake-up in 2022

Mercedes is set to contest the 2022 DTM season with a rejigged driver line-up, with reigning champion Maximilian Gotz switching teams and Luca Stolz and Maro Engel being brought on board full-time.

How BMW's DTM line-up could look in 2022

BMW appears close to finalising its DTM driver line-up for the 2022 season after announcing its roster of works drivers this week.

Abt Audi signs GT Masters champion Feller to complete DTM line-up

Reigning ADAC GT Masters champion Ricardo Feller will make his DTM debut in 2022, completing Abt Sportsline’s three-car line-up.

DTM star Rast announces 2022 return with Abt Audi

Rene Rast has signed a deal with Abt Sportsline for his return to the DTM in 2022, partnering fellow Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde.

DTM finalises 2022 calendar as Assen deal ends

The DTM has announced a finalised 2022 calendar with eight rounds after terminating its contract with Assen.

Di Grassi: DTM doesn't need to go electric to stay relevant

Formula E star Lucas di Grassi believes the DTM doesn’t necessarily need to switch to electric cars to stay relevant in the current motorsport climate.

Jamie Green: The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival Prime

Jamie Green: The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival

On his rise through the ranks before reaching Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton was usually a cut above the rest. But he never truly asserted himself over a Mercedes-backed fellow Briton who traded single-seaters for touring cars and is now seeking new opportunities after a year largely spent on the sidelines.

Le Mans winner Bernhard to enter Porsche team in DTM

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Timo Bernhard's Porsche team will move into the DTM next season.

Tomczyk retires from racing to take up new DTM role

DTM champion Martin Tomczyk has announced the end of his racing career in favour of taking up a behind-the-scenes role with the German championship.

Porsche team SSR Performance commits to two-car DTM entry
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Porsche team SSR Performance commits to two-car DTM entry

SSR Performance will compete in the DTM as a full-time entrant in 2022, fielding a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 Rs in the German category.

Red Bull poised to stay in DTM next year despite exit threat
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Red Bull poised to stay in DTM next year despite exit threat

Red Bull now appears set to continue in the DTM for a second season in 2022, partnering again with the Ferrari-supported AF Corse team.

Formula E race director Elkins appointed in same role for DTM
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Formula E race director Elkins appointed in same role for DTM

Formula E and Extreme E race director Scot Elkins has been appointed in the same role for the DTM and its Trophy support championship for the 2022 season.

Green seeking new factory deal after end of Audi contract

Jamie Green says he’s still seeking opportunities with manufacturers to return to racing in 2022 after his Audi contract ended at the end of 2020, after missing out on a seat in the DTM this season.

Grasser to join DTM in 2022 with four Lamborghini GT3 cars
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Grasser to join DTM in 2022 with four Lamborghini GT3 cars

Renowned Lamborghini squad Grasser Racing will move to the DTM next year, fielding four Huracan GT3 Evos with factory support from the Italian supercar manufacturer.

BMW's Spengler would "do everything" to return to DTM
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BMW's Spengler would "do everything" to return to DTM

Bruno Spengler says he would “do everything” to return to the DTM next year, as BMW’s factory M8 GTE programme in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship nears its conclusion.

David Schumacher leads Mercedes DTM rookie test line-up
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David Schumacher leads Mercedes DTM rookie test line-up

Formula 3 race winner David Schumacher will drive a Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Paul Ricard this week as part of the German manufacturer’s Young Driver DTM test.

Rast: Van der Linde will be the benchmark on my DTM return

Rene Rast believes Audi stablemate Kelvin van der Linde will be the driver to beat when he returns to the DTM after a year's absence in 2022.

DTM adds Imola to nine-round 2022 calendar

The DTM will make its first visit to the iconic Imola circuit in Italy next year, as the series continues to expand to new venues in Europe.

Season review: Why there was more to DTM 2021 than Norisring farce

While the 2021 DTM season will always be remembered for the controversial Norisring finale, it would be wrong to judge the year based on one race alone. Here's Motorsport.com's review of the series' first campaign under GT3 regulations.

Berger: Controversial Norisring finale has "damaged" DTM Norisring
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Berger: Controversial Norisring finale has "damaged" DTM

DTM chief Gerhard Berger admits that the Norisring finale has “damaged” the series’ reputation and he will “personally” work on a solution in the winter break.

Red Bull's Lawson no longer wants to be part of DTM Norisring
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Red Bull's Lawson no longer wants to be part of DTM

Red Bull protege Liam Lawson says he no longer wishes to remain in the DTM after the controversial manner in which the championship was decided last weekend.

Van der Linde apologises to Lawson after Norisring DTM clash Norisring
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Van der Linde apologises to Lawson after Norisring DTM clash

Kelvin van der Linde has apologised to Liam Lawson for their clash during the Norisring DTM finale in an emotional social media post.