DTM has announced that it will be allowing 10,000 fans per day to attend the fourth round of the championship at Assen.
It marks the first time the championship has allowed fans to be back in attendance for an event since the COVID-19 lockdown. The opening round of the championship at Spa-Francorchamps was held behind closed doors, as will the upcoming double header at the Lausitzring.
The number of available seats in the grandstands will be limited to comply with required hygiene and safety measures and make social distancing possible. Grandstands will be strictly separated, and seating will be allocated according to the spectators’ means of transport.
The Dutch track first joined the DTM calendar in 2019, after the championship raced at Zandvoort for years. Last year, Marco Wittmann took the first win for BMW, while Mike Rockenfeller won on Sunday.
“As the organizer of the DTM race in Assen, we have drawn up a Covid-19 plan in cooperation with our partners,” said Lee van Dam, DTM Assen organiser “A big advantage is that the TT Circuit Assen offers a lot of space.
“We have the longest grandstand in Europe, on which we have the opportunity to welcome 10,000 fans per day while maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 meters, with parking lots at each grandstand, direct access to each sector and the assigned seats.”
“This is great news for us and for all the fans of the DTM,” said Gerhard Berger, ITR chairman. “We can hardly await finally welcoming spectators at the track.
“The DTM got its season off to a strong start at Spa-Francorchamps and a pleasing number of viewers has been watching the race action on TV and the online platforms.
However, excited fans on the grandstands are a part of a race, not only at Assen, but hopefully also during further rounds of the 2020 DTM.”