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Maximum suspense prior to DTM showdown at Hockenheim

Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg is the perfect stage for a dramatic decision in the 2022 DTM title battle from 7th till 9th October.

DTM looking to outlaw one-car teams from 2023

The DTM is considering banning one-car teams from taking part in the championship from 2023 due to limited pitlane space at some tracks.

Why DTM changed its mind on pivotal Porsche penalty

Porsche driver Thomas Preining was hit with a 10-second time penalty for a collision with Audi rival Nico Muller at the Red Bull Ring, only for the DTM to clear him of any wrongdoing more than three hours after the race. Here’s why the series took the unusual step of withdrawing a mid-race penalty.

Rast got "punished" for conservative strategy in Austria DTM race

Audi’s DTM title hope Rene Rast feels he got “punished” for being conservative with his strategy after tumbling to a disappointing 10th-place finish at the Red Bull Ring.

Bortolotti questions why DTM ran qualifying in "undriveable" conditions

Lamborghini driver Mirko Bortolotti doesn’t understand why DTM didn’t cancel Sunday’s qualifying session after torrential rain had made it “undriveable” at the Red Bull Ring.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Preining wins wet-to-dry thriller, no points for van der Linde

Thomas Preining clinched Porsche’s third DTM victory with an impressive wet-to-dry drive at the Red Bull Ring as championship leader Sheldon van der Linde failed to score.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Engel on pole in incident-packed wet qualifying

Mercedes driver Maro Engel shone in treacherous wet conditions at the Red Bull Ring to claim his maiden pole position in the DTM, as three of the four championship contenders failed to book a spot inside the top 10.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Cassidy wins from Rast, disaster for van der Linde

Nick Cassidy shrugged off 25kg of success ballast to score a home win for Red Bull in the first DTM race in Austria, as championship leader Sheldon van der Linde failed to finish inside the points.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Rast edges out Cassidy to pole in tight qualifying

Audi star Rene Rast narrowly outpaced Nick Cassidy to pole position in Saturday’s DTM qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, but will start fourth on the grid due to a penalty carried over from the previous round.

DTM Electric car set for special sound demo at Red Bull Ring

Schaeffler will reveal a soundtrack for the DTM Electric prototype at the penultimate round of the DTM season in Austria this weekend.

How the DTM is keeping its touring car past alive

The DTM pivoted away from its touring car heritage by moving to GT3 cars in 2021, but it’s still indulging its history with familiar machines appearing on the support bill. A move to expand the offering for fans, the new-for-2022 DTM Classic Cup is already proving a worthwhile addition to its platform and attracting some of its past names to do battle once more

Red Bull had planned DTM outing for F1 aspirant Colton Herta

Red Bull had firm plans to field IndyCar race winner Colton Herta in this weekend’s DTM races in Austria as part of its effort to get him into Formula 1, only for the guest entry to be aborted at a short notice.

2022 DTM Red Bull Ring: Start time, how to watch and more

The DTM travels to the Red Bull Ring in Austria on 23-25 September for the penultimate round of the 2022 season, with the title battle at a crucial phase. Here's how you can watch it.

Nico Muller to leave Audi as factory driver after 2022

Nico Muller will leave Audi’s factory stable at the end of the 2022 DTM season in October, following in the footsteps of Rene Rast in departing the Ingolstadt-based marque.

DTM drivers hope Spa remains on the calendar in 2023

Several DTM drivers have expressed their desire to keep Spa-Francorchamps on the calendar next year following a pair of exciting races at the Belgian venue last weekend.

Cassidy surprised by Rast's stern defence after clash in Spa DTM

Nick Cassidy says he was surprised how hard Rene Rast tried to defend his position against him after they came to blows in Sunday’s DTM race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Porsche's Preining "happy to be in one piece" after Eau Rouge scare

Porsche driver Thomas Preining says he is “super happy about sitting here in one piece” after a scary moment at Eau Rouge in Saturday’s DTM race at Spa-Francorchamps.

DTM Spa: Cassidy claims maiden win after final lap shootout

Nick Cassidy survived a final lap shootout to secure his maiden DTM victory at Spa over Sheldon van der Linde, as Rene Rast suffered a painful retirement following a puncture.

DTM Spa: Rast claims last-gasp pole in drying qualifying

Rene Rast took advantage of drying conditions to seal his second pole position of the 2022 season at Spa, edging out championship leader Sheldon van der Linde by just 0.044s.

DTM Spa: Olsen beats Gotz to first victory through showers

Porsche driver Dennis Olsen survived a late rain shower to clinch his maiden victory in the DTM at Spa-Francorchamps, as a puncture hurt the title prospects of Lucas Auer.

DTM Spa: Olsen takes Porsche's first pole as title contenders struggle

Dennis Olsen led a front row lockout for Porsche in DTM qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps, as championship protagonists Sheldon van der Linde and Mirko Bortolotti struggled to 22nd and 20th respectively.

DTM racer Kelvin van der Linde keen to “broaden horizons” beyond GT3

DTM race-winner Kelvin van der Linde says he would like to “broaden my horizons” beyond racing GT3 cars after almost a decade in the discipline with Audi.

Tomczyk confident DTM can compete with LMDh amid sportscar boom

Martin Tomczyk is confident that the DTM will remain “attractive” and no ”conflict” will arise with other sportscar series as its incumbent manufacturers prepare works prototype programmes at Le Mans.

2022 DTM Spa: Start time, how to watch and more

The DTM travels to the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium on 9-11September for the sixth round of the 2022 season.

Ex-F1 driver Timo Glock announces departure from BMW

Former Formula 1 driver Timo Glock has announced that he will be leaving BMW Motorsport at the end of the 2022 season.

BMW LMDh racer “feels very similar” to Class 1 DTM car

Factory BMW drivers Sheldon van der Linde and Philipp Eng believe the marque’s new LMDh prototype has tangible similarities to the Class 1 DTM racers they campaigned until 2020.

Tomczyk: DTM 2023 calendar will be “more back to the roots”

Martin Tomczyk says the DTM’s 2023 calendar will be finalised this month and plans to consolidate its existing fanbase with a schedule that is “more back to the roots”.

Cassidy: Expanding DTM tyre allocation will allow for “funky strategies”

Red Bull Ferrari DTM racer Nick Cassidy says the GT3 championship’s tyre allocation unfairly harms drivers who score well in race one and denies opportunities to pursue “more funky strategies”.

Friday Favourite: The F1 champion turned mentor to a tin-top great

Drivers often turn their hand to management when their top-line careers come to an end, but it’s not so common for managers to put themselves in the firing line against their proteges. That Keke Rosberg was willing to do so, while imparting his wisdom to Manuel Reuter in the formative years of the Opel Calibra DTM programme, makes him the two-time Le Mans winner’s pick as his favourite team-mate

Abt would "trust" Tomczyk to be Berger successor as DTM boss

Abt DTM team principal Thomas Biermaier believes 2011 series champion Martin Tomczyk would be a worthy successor to series boss Gerhard Berger, following an internal reshuffle within organising body ITR.

Champion squad HRT “relieved” by first “own-achieved DTM victory”

Haupt Racing Team boss Ulrich Fritz says Luca Stolz’s maiden DTM victory at the Nurburgring was particularly special as it was “our first really own-achieved” win in the series.

Why Rast left Audi to join BMW - and where his career could go next

After 12 years racing with Audi, Rene Rast has made the call to part ways with the manufacturer and move to BMW, where he is set to take up a role with the Bavarian brand's LMDh project. Here's a look at why the German ace has made the switch

DTM safety car rules “need some re-thinking” – Eng

BMW factory driver Philipp Eng says the DTM’s pitstop rules under safety car conditions “need some re-thinking” after missing out on a chance of victory at the Nurburgring.

Grasser regrets “weekend to forget” in Bortolotti’s DTM title challenge

Grasser Racing team boss Gottfried Grasser says he regrets "a weekend to forget" at the Nurburgring as DTM title challenger Mirko Bortolotti scored no points after incidents in both races.

Rast: "Unacceptable" driving standards make DTM "no fun to drive" Nurburgring
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Rast: "Unacceptable" driving standards make DTM "no fun to drive"

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast has slammed the "unacceptable" driving standards in the German-based series, saying "it’s really no fun to drive anymore" after a tough weekend at the Nurburgring.

DTM Nurburgring: Stolz scores maiden win, more drama for Bortolotti

Mercedes driver Luca Stolz took a dominant first DTM victory at the Nurburgring after leaping to the front at a safety car restart and controlling the rest of the race.

DTM Nurburgring: Van der Linde brothers lockout front row

DTM points leader Sheldon van der Linde pipped his brother Kelvin to pole in qualifying at the Nurburgring in a repeat of their finishing order from race one.

"Unexpected" DTM 1-2 for Van der Linde brothers "best day in my life"

DTM championship leader Sheldon van der Linde says an “unexpected” 1-2 finish ahead of his brother Kelvin at the Nurburgring was “the best day in my life”.

Red Bull Ferrari boss has “no words” after DTM Nurburgring contact

Red Bull Ferrari DTM team boss Ron Riechert said he had “no words” after contact with Mirko Bortolotti cost his charge Felipe Fraga a potential victory at the Nurburgring.

DTM Nurburgring: Van der Linde wins after Bortolotti, Fraga clash

Sheldon van der Linde capitalised on late contact between duelling leaders Felipe Fraga and Mirko Borolotti to take victory and reclaim the DTM points lead at the Nurburgring.

DTM Nurburgring race delayed "indefinitely" by fog

The first DTM race of the weekend at the Nurburging has been delayed indefinitely due to low-hanging fog.

Rast: "Never say never" on continuing in DTM with BMW

Departing Audi driver Rene Rast has not ruled out remaining in the DTM next year as a BMW driver, saying the category is “very high on my list”.

Thiim's DTM return plan with Aston Martin falls through

Nicki Thiim will not return to the DTM in an Aston Martin at the Nurburgring this weekend as previously expected, with the entire project understood to be called off due to a lack of funding.

2022 DTM Nurburgring: Start time, how to watch and more

The 2022 DTM season resumes after its summer break this weekend with round five at the Nurburgring's sprint layout.

Rast joins BMW as factory driver after Audi exit

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast will join BMW’s roster of factory drivers in 2023 after announcing his exit from Audi earlier this month.

Drivers have to be "more on point" in "closer" 2022 DTM fight – Gotz

Defending DTM champion Maxi Gotz says the increased competition level in the series this year means drivers have to be "more on point" than in 2021 to score big points.

Audi's Rast reveals unusual strategy for fourth DTM title push

Audi driver Rene Rast aims to exploit the DTM’s success ballast system by targeting regular third-place finishes and believes this unusual tactic can help boost his chances of scoring a fourth title.

How the DTM’s newest Schumacher is faring in his rookie year

The DTM is one of the most fiercely-competitive GT championships around at the moment, with grids pushing 30 cars and a strong complement of factory aces. Amid it all, GT3 rookie David Schumacher is finding a steep learning curve, but his champion team-mate likes what he sees

Rast announces shock departure from Audi Sport

Rene Rast has announced his shock departure from Audi Sport, ending a 12-year partnership at the conclusion of the 2022 season.

Teenager Oeverhaus to become youngest DTM driver at Nurburgring

Theo Oeverhaus will become the youngest driver to race in the DTM when the 17-year-old makes his series debut at the Nurburgring later this month with the Walkenhorst BMW team.

Can the DTM’s reigning champion turn around his sluggish title defence?

With 67 fewer points and 14 positions lower in the standings than at the equivalent point last year, Maximilian Gotz has had a tough start to his DTM season. The Mercedes driver explains his struggles, and how he’s going about addressing them

DTM evaluating adding Nurburgring Nordschleife to 2023 calendar

The DTM is believed to be considering a return to the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife as early as 2023, but it must overcome several hurdles to make the race a reality.

How Audi DTM heavyweights Rast and Muller compare

The GT3-based DTM is a different proposition to the Class 1 era that ended in 2020, but Audi’s top protagonists remain the same. Rivals Rene Rast and Nico Muller have now swapped teams, making their Team Rosberg and Abt engineers uniquely qualified to reveal what makes the pair tick

David Schumacher surprised by friendlier DTM environment

DTM rookie David Schumacher says the championship's convivial paddock atmosphere has come as a shock this year, having felt he had “no friends” during his time in single-seaters.

How Bernhard's Porsche "underdogs" made DTM history

Porsche didn’t take long to make its mark on the DTM, with its first victory arriving at the Norisring earlier this month. But few expected that to come courtesy underrated Austrian Thomas Preining and his single-car Bernhard team. Here’s how they did it

DTM rejects drivers' demand for repeater lights in rolling starts

The DTM has turned down calls from drivers to install a set of repeater lights to improve visibility and cut down the chances of startline accidents.

Vanthoor more "ready" for Porsche prototype chance than in Audi days

Laurens Vanthoor says he’s “more experienced and ready” for his factory Porsche 963 LMDh opportunity in 2023 than if he had been offered the chance during his Audi career.

Bernhard "ready" to expand to second Porsche in 2023 DTM

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Timo Bernhard says he feels “ready” to expand his Porsche DTM team to field a second car in 2023.

Thiim could return to DTM this year in an Aston Martin

Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Nicki Thiim could return to the DTM as a guest starter later this year in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

Vanthoor “frustrated” by DTM form, expected “smoother” transition

Porsche factory driver Laurens Vanthoor admits he expected his first season in the DTM “to go a little bit smoother” and is “frustrated” by his results so far.