DTM drivers form Drivers' Association
|By Andrew van Leeuwen||Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 10:13 GMT|
The DTM drivers have formed an official DTM Drivers' Association.
The DTMDA will operate independent of the manufacturers and series organisers, with the aim of improving communication and cooperation between the drivers, ITR and the Germany's Motorsport Sport Association - the Deutsche Motor Sport Bund.
Former DTM driver Manuel Reuter will front the DTMDA, while each manufacturer will also have a representative from the current driver crop, with Timo Scheider to represent Audi, Timo Glock representing BMW and Briton Gary Paffett to represent the Mercedes drivers.
All active DTM drivers will be eligible to join the DTMDA.
"First of all, I am honoured that the DTM drivers have put their trust in me, and that I am able to represent this select field of drivers in public," said Reuter.
"Based on my own experiences as a driver, and as a result of my time as a TV expert, I know exactly what high demands are placed on the drivers in this top series.
"Our task is, with a neutral voice, to present the greatest possible degree of transparency and diversity of opinion, focussing on one thing on race weekends: producing captivating, top-class touring car racing."