DTM has announced that the Norisring will host the final round of the 2021 campaign.
The race in the German city of Nuremberg was originally scheduled to take place in July, but had to be cancelled. The DTM said at the time that it was looking to instead host the round in an Autumn slot.
In line with that goal, the series and local organiser Motorsport Club Nürnberg have announced that the event will take place on October 8-10, hosting the season finale.
“I am really delighted that we will be able to stage the Norisring round for our fans this season as well,” says Benedikt Böhme, managing director of the DTM organisation ITR. “We are certain that we will get to see a great season finale at Norisring with its unique atmosphere.”
Fans will be able to attend the event, with ticket sales starting in mid-August and fan attendance in line with COVID-19 protocols.
“The MCN is delighted to be staging the season finale and to have secured the Norisring race with DTM on the long term, particularly from sustainable perspectives,” MCN chairman Wolfgang Schlosser.
The addition of the Norisring round to the calendar means that the Hockenheimring will no longer host the season finale, as was previously the case.
“Very special thanks go out to those responsible at Hockenheimring who are open to this solution. Hockenheimring and Norisring on back-to-back weekends, that will be a phenomenal conclusion of an exciting season,” said Frederic Elsner, ITR director event & operations.
DTM has lengthened its contract with the German venue until 2022, while also working together to achieve the goal of making the event the first fully carbon-neutral event on the calendar.
“The Norisring race remains in place in Nuremberg, says Nuremberg mayor Marcus König. “That is good news and shows that we remain attractive for sporting events.
“To me, it is important that the organisers are now making a start with a DTM Electric in order to work towards a sustainable mobile future in racing as well.”
“At the same time, it is very important to me that ITR and MCN actually achieve the goal of carbon neutrality in 2025. We as a city are contributing wherever we can.”