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DTM Holds Pre-Season Tests for New GT3 Era at Hockenheim and Lusatia Ring | DTM News – Motorsports

DTM will conduct pre-season testing at Hockenheim and Lusatia Ring prior to the start of the new GT3 era.

A two-day test was conducted in Hockenheim from April 7th to 8th, a further three days in the Lusatia ring from May 4th to 6th, and 1 until the opening in Monza from June 19th to 20th. A month gap remains.

Lusatia Ring last held a pre-season DTM test in 2019 before the Spa took over last year to help the team prepare for their return to the series for the first time in more than a decade.

The GT4-based DTM Trophy Support Series is in its second year and will participate in DTM in both pre-season tests.

“DTM will continue to adhere to its DNA in the new season. Sprint race formats, professional drivers with no driver changes, mandatory performance pit stops, and extensive broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday,” said the director event and Frederick Elsner ITR in Operations said.

“What’s new is a modified technology regulation that reassures the long-awaited brand diversity.”

The DTM will run to the shortened eight-round calendar in 2021, following the cancellation of the Igora Drive Race in Russia, which was designated as the opening round in the original calendar.

The new Curtain Raise Round in Monza will take place in June. This gives private teams more time to sign up for the series after the class 1 era is over. DTM said it hopes that the late start of the season will return to the spectators as more people in Europe will be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Following Monza, DTM will visit Norisring, Lusatiaring, Zolder, Nürburgring, Red Bull Ring and Assen and will return to Hockenheim on October 2-3 to decide the title.

The heading for this year’s entry list is Former full-time Red Bull Formula 1 driver Alex Albon, Will participate in selected races for teams that have not yet been announced. He is expected to race with the Ferrari 488 GT3 and AF Corse could drive the car.

Former Audi teams Team Apt and Rosberg will be on the grid this year, adding new entrants Gruppe M, Jenson Team RJN and 2 Seeds Motorsport. More team and driver announcements are expected for the first pre-season test.

– Motorsports

DTM Holds Pre-Season Tests for New GT3 Era at Hockenheim and Lusatia Ring | DTM News

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