DTM has announced that the second round of its 2021 calendar at the Norisring will be rescheduled to a yet to be determined date later in the year.
The event at the German street circuit was originally supposed to be held on 2-4 July, marking its return to the calendar after a one-year absence.
However, amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and without approval from the City of Nüremberg to host the event on the first weekend of July, DTM and local organiser Motorsport Club Nürnberg (MCN) have seen themselves forced to postpone the event.
“We don’t want to do without our traditional event at the Norisring for the second year,” says Wolfgang Schlosser, MCN chairman. “Therefore, we are leaving no stone unturned and, together with ITR, we are examining the possibilities for rescheduling to the autumn until the end of May.
“The City of Nuremberg has assured us its favourable support. In the past weeks, we have postponed the start of the complex construction of the track several times.”
“Now, however, we, the City of Nuremberg, ITR and the MCN, have to come to the conclusion that an event at the beginning of July is unfeasible due to the current Covid-19 situation.”
The postponed date would fall somewhere in the autumn months, but has yet to be determined at this stage.
The Norisring is an outstanding chapter in DTM history,” added Frederic Elsner, director event & operations at ITR. “Therefore, this extraordinary race event belongs to our calendar.
“With everyone involved, we are trying to still make this important event happen this season after all. Not in the least, we will also stand by the eight race weekends for the 2021 DTM season.”