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BMW M4 will compete in the 2014 DTM
By August 20, 2013 Read More →

BMW M4 will compete in the 2014 DTM

The BMW Concept M4 Coupe provides the first taste of the BMW M4 DTM, with which BMW Motorsport will compete in the popular touring car series next year.

US-version of DTM series could start in 2015
By March 29, 2013 Read More →

US-version of DTM series could start in 2015

GRAND-AM Road Racing and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced a license and cooperation agreement with the Internationale Tourenwagen-Rennen (ITR e.V.), which administers DTM racing. The collective goal is a North American version of DTM.

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Audi presented its 2013 DTM racecar
By March 6, 2013 Read More →

Audi presented its 2013 DTM racecar

Audi RS 5 DTM is Audi’s new racecar for the 2013 DTM season. The technical specification of the DTM cars were frozen for the 2013 season, so development of the car was possible only in extremely limited form. Over the winter, the Audi Sport DTM team concentrated on identifying if any of the 4,000 components in the racecar from the 2012 season offered any potential for optimization. “Our technicians proved to be quite resourceful in the process,” explains Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.

Mercedes-Benz driver line-up for 2013 DTM
By February 20, 2013 Read More →

Mercedes-Benz driver line-up for 2013 DTM

Mercedes-Benz announced its line-up of drivers for the 2013 DTM season. 2012 DTM runner-up and 2005 champion Gary Paffett (31, England) will play a major role for Mercedes-Benz in the title hunt. His 19 DTM victories make him the most successful of the current crop of DTM drivers. Ex-Formula 1 star Ralf Schumacher is about to embark on his sixth successive season in the DTM. Ralf has been competing in the DTM since 2008.

BMW Motorsport will run eight cars in the 2013 DTM
By September 19, 2012 Read More →

BMW Motorsport will run eight cars in the 2013 DTM

Four BMW teams will battle for points and victories in the 2013 DTM series. Like BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG, newly-formed BMW Team MTEK will also run two BMW M3 DTMs. By increasing its contingent to eight cars, BMW Motorsport is intensifying its commitment to the DTM and will now compete on a par with the other two manufacturers represented in the DTM. Dutchman Ernest Knoors will take the reigns as Team Principal of BMW Team MTEK, which is based in Garching near Munich. Now that BMW Team MTEK has officially been given the starting signal, the build-up process can take place over the coming weeks and months.

2012 BMW M3 DTM
By May 9, 2012 Read More →

2012 BMW M3 DTM

When the design work for the 2012 BMW M3 DTM began in 2010, the BMW Motorsport engineers had a bit unusual challenge. Not only did they have to start developing the car for BMW’s DTM comeback in order to be ready to face a far more experienced opposition in this series. They also had to work together with the other manufacturers represented in the series to draw up a set of technical regulations to take the DTM into the future. The new DTM rules are aimed at ensuring safety, equal opportunity and cost-effectiveness. At the same time, they also guarantee that the manufacturers can use creative technical solutions to establish performance advantages and that the cars retain their individual characters.

2012 DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe
By May 1, 2012 Read More →

2012 DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe

The DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe is based on the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, which received its world premiere in summer 2011. HWA AG began development, design and construction of the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé in June 2010. The first chassis was assembled in June 2011, and the first vehicle completed in August. Gary Paffett completed the car’s first tests at the Lausitzring in early September. On 1st March 2012, the DTM cars of all three participating manufacturers were homologated by the German Motor Sports Association (DMSB), so no further major developments were permitted after that.

2012 DTM schedule
By April 25, 2012 Read More →

2012 DTM schedule

The 2012 DTM season comprises ten races. Six races are driven in Germany, while Great Britain, Netherlands, Austria and Spain each host one race weekend. The 2012 DTM season starts and ends at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg. Points are to be awarded to the first ten drivers across the line using the Formula 1 system: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. In addition to the driver and team championships, there will also be one for the constructors. The ‘DTM Manufacturer Champion’ is calculated on the basis of the top ten finishers in each race. However, if any manufacturer has more than six cars amongst the points, the others won’t count.

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Augusto Farfus makes DTM debut in the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM
By April 25, 2012 Read More →

Augusto Farfus makes DTM debut in the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM

BMW Motorsport and technical partners Castrol EDGE, unveiled Augusto Farfus (BR) as the driver of the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM. The 28-year-old Brazilian will be competing in the number 16 Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM for the year’s eleven race events.

2012 DTM regulation changes
By April 25, 2012 Read More →

2012 DTM regulation changes

´There are some changes in the 2012 DTM regulations compared with the 2011 season. The new DTM cars are now two-door coupes instead of the four-door saloons used previously. The cars are longer (5,010 mm), wider (1,950 mm) and lower (1,210 mm). Minimum vehicle weight has been set at 1,100 kilos. The new safety concept is based on a standard construction carbon fibre monocoque with roll cage and crash structures. There are about 50 standard components to include parts such as brakes, fuel tank, rear wing, gearbox, clutch and starter motor.

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