DTM to add stadium event in 2011
|By Glenn Freeman||Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 11:06 GMT|
The DTM will hold a Race of Champions-style knockout event in Munich's Olympic Stadium next July, it was announced today.
Series promoter the ITR revealed that a two-lane track will be laid out in the stadium, and a two-day exhibition knockout event will take place with the entire DTM grid taking part.
The race format will include pitstops - with cars completing three laps of the track, then pitting, then racing for another three laps.
Saturday's on-track activity will represent a qualifying event, while Sunday will be considered race day.
"We want to bring the DTM to the fans," said ITR boss Hans Werner Aufrecht. "With this event we will set a new benchmark.
"The fans can look forward to a very special atmosphere - it will be dramatic and spectacular."
Aufrecht added that the ITR will look into the possibility of the event counting for championship points in the future.