DTM and Super GT announce two crossover races
The DTM Series will head to Fuji in November for a non-championship event alongside Super GT and will welcome three Super GT cars to its season finale at Hockenheim.
The two championships have been working on a crossover in the hope of bolstering their respective grids and this year will be a test of those plans.
Three Super GT cars – one from each manufacturer, Nissan, Lexus and Toyota – will take part in the DTM finale in October ahead of a combined event in November, which will take place at the Fuji circuit in Japan. It will be a non-championship event for DTM.
The Fuji race will be run to DTM rules, meaning there will be two races and no driver swaps, unlike Super GT which splits duties between two drivers.
"I’m delighted that we’ve taken a major step in regards to the planned joint event of SUPER GT and DTM,” said ITR Chairman Gerhard Berger.
"This is another milestone in the partnership of both series promoters GTA and ITR. I would like to thank GTA Chairman Masaaki Bandoh as well as the organization of the Fuji Speedway for their work so far. Fuji is a world-famous, modern racetrack – a worthy venue for a spectacle with racecars from SUPER GT and DTM."
GTA boss Masaaki Bandoh added: "The joint race meeting of DTM and SUPER GT finally can be realised. I’d love to thank ITR and its Chairman Gerhard Berger for the good collaboration. Furthermore, I thank the Fuji Speedway officials who were actively involved in the realisation of our plan. I’m really delighted that we are going to jointly organise this event."