Organiser of the DTM have issued a revised calendar amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s championship was due to begin at Zolder at the end of April but on Wednesday this was revised.
Instead DTM parent company ITR now hopes to get the 2020 campaign underway with the Norisring round in July, extending the season through to Monza in mid-November.
“These are unprecedented and uncertain times – and our priority is the wellbeing of our families, our staff, and our community,” said ITR boss Managing Director Marcel Mohaupt.
“Despite the uncertainty, we felt it was important to provide motorsport fans worldwide – and everyone involved in DTM – with a revised calendar featuring new dates.
“Clearly, the safe containment and treatment of this epidemic is everyone’s first priority, but we believe that sport can play an important role in helping restore normality to people’s lives.
2With support from our fans, DTM’s manufacturers Audi and BMW – who will bring 16 cars to this year’s grid – the racetracks and all our partners, we all want to put together an exciting season later this year.
“We know we have to remain flexible and pragmatic – but this is a first step; and we will hold true on our promise to come back stronger. When it is safe to return to the racetrack, we want the DTM to help lead the way.”
|10 – 12 July||Norisring|
|31 July – 2 August||Igor St. Petersburg or Anderstorp|
|7 – 9 August||Zolder|
|22 – 23 August||Brands Hatch|
|4 – 6 September||Assen|
|11 – 13 September||Nurburgring|
|2 – 4 October||Igor St. Petersburg or Anderstorp|
|16 – 18 October||Lausitzring|
|6 – 8 November||Hockenheim|
|13 – 15 November||Monza|