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Lausitzring DTM test: Have Audi and BMW been hiding their pace in testing?

The wide gulf in performance at Lausitzring has prompted discussions regarding the true speed of the cars under the current Balance of Performance in DTM, with many questioning why Audi and BMW were so far off the pace. 

DTM set to use one Michelin tyre compound in first GT3 season

The DTM is set to rely on a single tyre compound for the 2021 season under GT3 regulations, opting for the medium rubber from Michelin’s range.

KTM could join DTM in 2021 with Red Bull backing

KTM could make its debut in the new-look DTM this year with the new X-Bow car in a project backed by Red Bull, Autosport's sister platform (Germany) understands.

Mercedes wants open exhaust system in DTM this year

Mercedes wants the DTM to introduce open exhaust systems in the series this year to boost the sound made by the cars.

Ghiotto, Floersch set for DTM switch in 2021

Formula 2 race winner Luca Ghiotto and ex-Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch are poised to switch to the DTM for the series' first season under GT3 regulations, Autosport has learned.

Porsche team "really optimistic" about entering DTM

The Speed Monkeys team is in an “advanced planning stage” to field a Porsche 911 GT3 in the DTM this year for reigning DTM Trophy champion Tim Heinemann.

DTM made failed bid for Hulkenberg to race Lamborghini

Gerhard Berger planned a Lamborghini all-star team comprising ex-Formula 1 stars Nico Hulkenberg and Jacques Villeneuve for the 2021 DTM season but failed to strike a deal, Autosport has learned.

Ex-F1 driver Klien to contest part campaign in DTM

Former Formula 1 driver Christian Klien has revealed that he will contest selected rounds of the 2021 DTM season in a Mercedes AMG GT3.

Paffett set for DTM return with Mercedes team

Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett is set to make a surprise return to the series in 2021 with Mercedes' customer Mucke Motorsport.

Auer set for DTM return as Mercedes factory driver

Lucas Auer is poised to return to the DTM as a factory driver for Mercedes in 2021, Autosport can reveal.

Aston Martin could enter DTM in 2021 having started talks with Racing One

Aston Martin could be represented on the 2021 DTM grid, having entered talks with the Racing One team about an entry with a Vantage GT3

Rast won't defend DTM title in 2021 with full focus on Formula E

Rene Rast has announced that he won't continue in the DTM for the first year of its GT3 era to defend his title

Formula E targets 15 races for 2020-21 season with fans in attendance

Formula E is targeting a record-breaking 15 races for the 2020-21 season and is "confident" fans will be able to attend events, according to championship co-founder Alberto Longo

Mercedes evaluating DTM customer team support for GT3 era

Mercedes is in discussions with the DTM regarding the possibility of supporting customer teams in the series, according to AMG customer support coordinator Thomas Jager

F1 podium finisher Albon set to race a Ferrari in the DTM

Alex Albon and Liam Lawson are set to race Ferrari 488 GT3s in the DTM as part of Red Bull's return to the category, Autosport has learned

Marquardt to step down from BMW Motorsport

Jens Marquardt is set to step down from his role as the director of BMW Motorsport with an official announcement expected later on Friday, Autosport can reveal

BMW could give in-development M4 GT3 car early DTM debut in 2021

BMW could consider giving its underdevelopment M4 GT3 car an early debut in the 2021 DTM season, according to the marque's motorsport director Jens Marquardt

Kubica having to rely on engineers to perform DTM pitstops

Robert Kubica has revealed that his ART team is having to deploy engineers to complete pitstops in the DTM because it doesn't have sufficient mechanics

DTM to present GT Plus formula for 2021 season

The ITR is set to submit a draft for a 'GT Plus' DTM formula to Germany's motorsport federation before the end of August, Autosport has learned

DTM set to bring back pitstop window for 2020 season

The DTM is set to introduce a number of changes to the sporting regulations for the 2020 season, including a return of a pitstop window, Autosport has learned

Audi could stay in DTM with GT3 rules

Audi has not ruled out staying in the DTM in some capacity beyond the end of the 2020 season, despite announcing its exit from the series in April

DTM most likely to adopt beefed-up GT3 or LMDh rules for post-Audi future

A move to beefed-up GT3 cars has emerged as the most likely option for the DTM's post-Audi future, Autosport can reveal, with LMDh machinery also in contention

Delayed 2020 DTM season-opener at Norisring will be cancelled

The DTM season opener at Norisring will be cancelled after the city of Nuremberg denied permission for the race to go ahead as planned next month

DTM News: Why DTM won't be rescued by Japanese manufacturers

The DTM is in a race against time to ensure its survival beyond the current year, but it cannot expect a bailout from SUPER GT's manufacturers

2009 F1 champion Button expressed interest in DTM - Berger

ITR chairman Gerhard Berger says that 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button was interested in racing in the DTM full-time, but could not as he does not live in Europe

Internal Audi restructuring poses questions about post-2020 DTM future

A forthcoming internal restructuring at Audi could put the manufacturer's involvement in the DTM beyond the 2020 season at risk, Autosport has learned

Kubica's 2020 DTM entry in privateer BMW to be announce on Thursday

Robert Kubica's move to the DTM in a customer BMW entry will be announced at a press conference on Thursday, Autosport has learned

Aberdein poised for BMW DTM move, leaving no works seat for Kubica

Jonathan Aberdein looks set to fill the final factory seat at BMW for the 2020 DTM season, marking the end of his association with Audi

DTM set to double push-to-pass power and tweak DRS rules for 2020

DTM manufacturers have agreed to make overtaking aids DRS and push-to-pass more potent for the 2020 season, Autosport has learned

DTM reviewing Zolder opener date clash with Spa WEC

The DTM says it is "currently reviewing" a date clash between the series' opener at Zolder and the World Endurance Championship's Spa round

BMW now Aston team's lead hope for DTM engine supply after HWA split

Super GT brands Honda, Nissan and Toyota are unlikely to offer a Class One engine to R-Motorsport, leaving BMW as the leading candidate to supply the Aston Martin DTM team

Auer targets more endurance outings in 2020, has options in Japan, Europe

Red Bull Formula 1 junior and Super Formula driver Lucas Auer says he is targeting endurance racing in the future and has "several options in Japan and Europe" for 2020

Porsche Supercup squad Fach Auto Tech in BMW DTM customer team talks

Porsche Supercup team Fach Auto Tech is in negotiations with BMW over becoming the manufacturer's customer team in the DTM for 2020

BMW to review DTM teams structure with Motopark interested

BMW is evaluating a restructuring of its DTM programme for 2020 while it continues talks with Motopark over a potential customer project

Audi's Rast explains "what the f***" radio message in title finale

Two-time DTM champion Rene Rast has explained his "what the f***" outburst at his Audi Rosberg squad during the title-deciding Nurburgring finale in which team-mate Jamie Green took victory

DTM brings a bespoke brake disc to be used only at the Norisring

The DTM has introduced a bespoke brake disc for this weekend's Norisring round

Bernd Schneider turned down DTM guest drive offer

Bernd Schneider, the DTM's most successful driver, has revealed that he turned down a guest drive opportunity in the series last year

2016 F1 champion Rosberg: DTM must eventualy turn to electric power

Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg believes the DTM must eventually turn to electric power

BMW expects more retirements in 2019 DTM due to Class One engine

BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt says he expects more mechanical retirements in the DTM due to the new-for-2019 Class One engine's technical challenge

DTM rivals BMW and Audi praise Aston Martin's long-run pace

Drivers from BMW and Audi believe that the R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM can be a credible threat this season based on its long-run pace in the pre-season Lausitzring test

R-Motorsport's DTM Aston given permission to test during season

The R-Motorsport squad that is running the Aston Martin Vantage in the DTM this year has obtained permission to catch up on its allocation of test days during the season

Ex-F1's Nico Rosberg reveals he turned down DTM wildcard Audi offer

Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has revealed that he turned down an offer from Audi to make a wildcard appearance in the DTM this season

Honda 'rejected' joining F1 partner Red Bull and Aston Martin in DTM

Red Bull's Formula 1 engine supplier Honda "rejected" a plan to join the energy drinks firm on R-Motorsport's Aston Martin DTM project, says Helmut Marko

Wurz explains 'crisis' with 2018 Williams Formula 1 car

Williams's current "crisis" is caused by an aerodynamic stall that is giving its drivers "no confidence" in the car, says team consultant and ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Wurz

Red Bull's Marko: Super Formula spell key to making Gasly F1 ready

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says Pierre Gasly returned from his Super Formula stint a changed driver, and removed any doubts over whether he deserved a Formula 1 seat