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Stuck advocates GT3 move to ensure DTM's survival

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Hans-Joachim Stuck has advised the DTM to adopt GT3 cars to ensure the continued survival of the fabled touring car category.

Rast: Kubica will face steep learning curve in DTM

Two-time DTM champion Rene Rast believes ex-Formula 1 star Robert Kubica will face a steep learning curve when he makes his debut in the touring car category later this year.

Opening DTM races in doubt after new government measures

The future of the DTM season opener at Norisring and the third round at Zolder has been plunged into doubt following new preventive measures against coronavirus in Germany and Belgium.

Spengler wants DTM farewell after abrupt BMW exit

Bruno Spengler says he would like to have a formal send-off from the DTM after his abrupt exit from BMW's line-up at the end of the 2019 season.

Audi DTM squad facing "worst crisis" amid coronavirus

The boss of Audi DTM squad Phoenix Racing has described the ongoing coronavirus situation as the “worst crisis” in his team’s 20-year history.

Berger says DTM won't host races without spectactors

ITR chairman Gerhard Berger has ruled out DTM hosting races without spectators, even as the coronavirus crisis is expected to prevent mass gatherings of any kind for several months.

Norising's future threatened by coronavirus pandemic

The organisers of the Norisring DTM event have requested more time to decide if their event can go ahead as planned in July. Due to the added complexity of hosting a street race, the event's future is uncertain.

BMW "honoured" by Wickens' interest in testing DTM car

BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt is “honoured” that IndyCar driver Robert Wickens wants to drive one of the marque’s DTM cars, although organising a test is not currently possible.

Button was interested in DTM move, says Berger

ITR chairman Gerhard Berger says that 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button expressed an interest in racing in the DTM full-time but would be unable to do so as long as he is not living in Europe.

DTM pushes season start until July due to coronavirus

DTM has issued a heavily revised 2020 calendar in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with the season now set to begin in early July.

Audi reveals liveries for DTM title defence in 2020

Audi has showcased the race liveries of the six RS5 cars it will enter as a factory in the 2020 DTM season.

DTM cancels pre-season test due to coronavirus

The pre-season DTM test that was scheduled to take place next week at Hockenheim has been called off amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Audi adds ninth DTM car for Habsburg

Audi has confirmed that it will expand its DTM programme in 2020 by adding a ninth RS5 for ex-R-Motorsport Aston Martin driver Ferdinand Habsburg.

Troubled DTM "didn't really evolve", says Mortara

Former DTM frontrunner Edoardo Mortara has expressed his concern over the series' future, and believes it “didn't really evolve so much” over the past few years.

Audi rejects Berger’s comments on Formula E

Audi has dismissed comments from ITR chairman Gerhard Berger that Formula E lacks emotion and that withdrawing from the DTM would damage the manufacturer’s reputation.

Audi set to expand DTM effort to nine cars

Audi is poised to expand its DTM programme to nine entries in 2020 by putting its test car to use, understands.

Monza DTM test relocated due to coronavirus threat

DTM organiser ITR has announced next month's planned pre-season test at Monza has been relocated as a result of the spread of the coronavirus in northern Italy.

Berger: Audi risks harming brand by quitting DTM

ITR chairman Gerhard Berger believes Audi risks harming the reputation of its brand if it decides to quit the DTM in favour of Formula E.

DTM "too expensive" for private teams - HWA

HWA boss Ulrich Fritz has admitted that the DTM is “too expensive” for privateers following R-Motorsport’s exit after a single year in the category.

Audi internal restructuring casts doubt on DTM future

A forthcoming internal restructuring at Audi could put the German manufacturer's involvement in the DTM at risk beyond the 2020 season, has learned.

Kubica completes DTM move with new ART BMW team

Robert Kubica will contest the 2020 DTM season in a customer BMW operated by single-seater squad ART Grand Prix.

Kubica's DTM deal set to be announced imminently

Robert Kubica’s move to the DTM in a customer BMW entry will be announced in a press conference on Thursday, has learned.

Aberdein leaves Audi, completes BMW's DTM line-up

BMW has firmed up its driver line-up for the 2020 DTM season, with former Audi driver Jonathan Aberdein taking the place of IMSA-bound Bruno Spengler.

Audi confirms unchanged DTM line-up for 2020

Audi has confirmed that it will field an unchanged factory line-up for a third successive DTM season in 2020.

Aston Martin rules out HWA running Vantages in DTM

Aston Martin has ruled out the possibility of HWA running its Vantage cars in the DTM in the wake of R-Motorsport’s withdrawal from the series.

Aberdein poised for works BMW DTM drive

Jonathan Aberdein looks set to fill the final factory seat at BMW for the 2020 DTM season, has learned, marking the end of his association with Audi.

What R-Motorsport Aston's exit means for DTM

The DTM went to great lengths to secure a third manufacturer in Aston Martin for 2019. But with Aston licensee R-Motorsport announcing its exit on the eve of the new season, the series finds itself back at square one.

R-Motorsport Aston Martin pulls out of DTM

The R-Motorsport Aston Martin team has pulled out of the DTM after a single season in the touring car category.

Kubica linked to customer BMW DTM drive

Robert Kubica could compete in the DTM this year with a customer BMW squad after joining the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team as its reserve driver.

Auer: Super Formula experience will help in DTM

Newly-signed BMW DTM driver Lucas Auer is convinced his season in Super Formula will help him on his return to touring car racing this year.

DTM set to double push-to-pass power boost

DTM manufacturers have agreed to make overtaking aids DRS and push-to-pass more potent for the 2020 season, has learned.

Aberdein in line for Norisring Audi DTM drive

Jonathan Aberdein is set to miss out on a full-time DTM drive in 2020, but could take Robin Frijns' Audi seat for next year's Norisring round, understands.

DTM finalising hybrid powertrain spec for 2022 debut

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says the series is currently working on the specification of its hybrid powertrain in what is expected to be a single-spec solution.

Auer secures 2020 BMW drive for DTM return

Lucas Auer will make a return to the DTM after his exit from the Red Bull junior programme, racing for BMW, as the manufacturer confirms Joel Eriksson's exit for 2020.

Spengler leaves DTM to join BMW's IMSA roster

BMW's Bruno Spengler will call time on a 15-year DTM career to switch to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020, remaining with the manufacturer.

Di Resta insists WEC/DTM clashes "don't impact me"

Paul di Resta claims that multiple clashes between FIA World Endurance Championship and the DTM in 2020 “don’t impact me”, casting doubt over his plans in the German tin-top series.

Why cynic Berger changed his mind over green tech in racing Prime

Why cynic Berger changed his mind over green tech in racing

DTM boss Gerhard Berger was a detractor of Formula E and held a reluctance for his series to embrace greener engine technologies. However, this cynic's tune has had to change to ensure DTM's existence as the motorsport world moves forward

Kubica felt "comfortable" straight away in BMW's DTM car

Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says he felt comfortable straight away driving the BMW M4 DTM during the series' rookie test at Jerez.

Top Stories of 2019, #20: DTM's 'Dream' finally comes true begins its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing with a look back at a first-of-its kind crossover race between SUPER GT and the DTM at Fuji Speedway.

Zolder's DTM slot approved despite WEC clash

The DTM's season-opening Zolder round will remain in place and continue to clash with the FIA World Endurance Championship's Spa race.

WRT Audi adds IndyCar racer to all-new DTM line-up

The WRT Audi team has announced former IndyCar driver Ed Jones and ex-FIA Formula 3 Championship competitor Fabio Scherer for its 2020 DTM line-up.

Zolder's status as DTM curtain-raiser in doubt

The DTM says it is "currently reviewing" a date clash between the series' opener at Zolder and the FIA World Endurance Championship's Spa round.

Berger: DTM clash with Le Mans in 2020 unavoidable

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says the series cannot avoid a clash between its new Anderstorp round and the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours.

What the fallout from Aston's engine split means for 2020 Prime

What the fallout from Aston's engine split means for 2020

Aston Martin's DTM arrival, via the R-Motorsport outfit, was heralded as a salvation of sorts for the series. After plenty of bumps in the road in 2019, the team finds itself in a similar position to the one it was in 12 months ago. Can it get its act together?

IndyCar outcast Jones lands Audi DTM test chance

Audi has revealed a line-up of seven drivers for the DTM's young driver test at Jerez this month, with sometime IndyCar driver Ed Jones headlining the rookies.

Kubica to drive for BMW in DTM test at Jerez

Ex-Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will drive for BMW in the upcoming DTM rookie test at Jerez in December.

Monza to host pre-season DTM testing in 2020

The DTM's 2020 pre-season test will take place at Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix venue Monza on March 16-18.

Super GT boss keen on 'winter series' with DTM

SUPER GT boss Masaaki Bandoh says a winter series could be the next step in his series’ on-going collaboration with the DTM.

How the DTM and Super GT can build on their experiment

The Class One 'Dream Race' staged by the DTM and SUPER GT proved a hit - from a competitive and collaborative standpoint. The next step will be for both parties to ensure a successful trial ends up being more than just that.

Zanardi used Fuji outing for Paralympics preparation

Alex Zanardi says competing for BMW in the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji Speedway was "very valuable" for his preparations for the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Treluyer convinced to scrap retirement plans after Fuji

Benoit Treluyer says he was contemplating retirement in the run-up to the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race, but is now motivated to make a full-time racing return.

BMW emerges as leading engine option for R-Motorsport

SUPER GT's Honda, Nissan and Lexus are unlikely to supply a Class One engine to R-Motorsport in 2020, leaving BMW as the leading candidate for the Aston Martin DTM team.

Duval: Safety car "saved me" after early puncture

Audi driver Loic Duval says the first safety car “saved me” after an early puncture had dropped him to the back of the field in the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji.

Audi pitched common engine concept for DTM

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass says his manufacturer offered a common engine concept based on its own design as a way to further reduce costs in the DTM.

Kobayashi: BMW's lack of Fuji pace a "big shame" Dream Race
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Kobayashi: BMW's lack of Fuji pace a "big shame"

Kamui Kobayashi says it was a "big shame" that BMW couldn't take the fight to its rivals in Saturday's first leg of the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji.

Duval explains sighting lap crash in Fuji Dream Race Dream Race
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Duval explains sighting lap crash in Fuji Dream Race

Audi driver Loic Duval says he was trying to get temperature into his tyres when he crashed on the sighting lap for the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji.

Fuji Dream Race: Cassidy wins, DTM challenge fades Dream Race
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Fuji Dream Race: Cassidy wins, DTM challenge fades

TOM'S Lexus driver Nick Cassidy took a lights-to-flag victory in the opening leg of the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji, as front-row starter Loic Duval crashed on his way to the grid.

Fuji Dream Race: Cassidy leads Duval in qualifying

Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy took pole position for the first Dream Race between SUPER GT and DTM, with Audi's Loic Duval leading the German contingent in second.

Gallery: Fuji Super GT x DTM Dream Race

Here’s the drivers and machinery on show as the German DTM series visits Japan to race against Super GT field at Fuji Speedway. Click on the images above to cycle through them.

Fuji Super GT x DTM Dream Race schedule in full

The much-anticipated SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji is finally upon us. Here’s the full schedule for the weekend.