DTM adds Imola to nine-round 2022 calendar

The DTM will make its first visit to the iconic Imola circuit in Italy next year, as the series continues to expand to new venues in Europe.

DTM adds Imola to nine-round 2022 calendar

The Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari will hold the fourth round of the 2022 season on 17-19 June, which was marked as ‘TBA’ on the previous version on the calendar released in September.

This means Italy will retain its place on the DTM’s schedule for the second year running, after Monza staged the opening round of the 2021 season in June. Previously, both Mugello and Misano have played host to the Italian round of the championship.

Following this announcement, there remains a single unconfirmed venue on next year’s schedule, which will slot in between the Lausitzring round on20-22 May and the new Imola date in June.

The season will kick off at Portimao - another new venue - on 29 April - 1 May and conclude at Hockenheim in October following trips to Nurburgring, Spa-Francorchamps and the Red Bull Ring in the second half of the season.

“The Imola circuit has an impressive history and is known as a quite challenging, fast circuit,” said Frederic Elsner, director event & operations of the DTM organisation ITR. .

“Imola fits perfectly into our calendar and is another track that is requiring the most from our drivers and teams. “Moreover, DTM has a close connection with Italy, particularly as a result of the participation of Italian drivers, teams and manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini and formerly also Alfa Romeo. We are massively looking forward to the premiere at the famous Imola circuit.”

Circuit manager Pietro Benvenuti added: “After the announcements of Formula 1 and the European Le Mans Series, here is another prestigious championship that has chosen Imola for its Italian round. DTM is undoubtedly one of the most important series at European level. I am convinced that fans will not miss the opportunity to experience this great series at Imola Circuit.”

2022 DTM calendar

Venue Date
Portugal Algarve 29 April - 1 May
Germany Lausitzring (banked Turn 1) 20-22 May
TBA (Outside Germany) 3-5 June
Italy Imola 17-19 June
Germany Norisring 1-3 July
Germany Nurburgring 26-28 August
Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 9-11 September
Austria Red Bull Ring 23-25 September
Germany Hockenheim 7-9 October
shares
comments

Related video

Why there was more to DTM 2021 than Norisring farce
Previous article

Why there was more to DTM 2021 than Norisring farce

Next article

Rast: Van der Linde will be the benchmark on my DTM return

Rast: Van der Linde will be the benchmark on my DTM return
The longest-serving Red Bull driver revealing F1’s true brutality Plus

The longest-serving Red Bull driver revealing F1’s true brutality

His day of days in Formula 1 came at Indianapolis in 2005, a day grand prix racing strives to forget. But Patrick Friesacher, the long-serving Red Bull lieutenant, remains active today driving a two-seater that provides ordinary people with a glimpse of an F1 car’s savage potential, including this writer...

Formula 1
Jun 2, 2022
How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir Plus

How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir

OPINION: Questionable driving standards and farcical team orders meant the DTM's first season under GT3 regulations ended under a cloud. But the organisation has responded firmly by banning team orders and welcomed new manufacturers, making for an intriguing season ahead as new and returning names prepare for battle

DTM
Mar 30, 2022
The remarkable career of a 'classy' champion who rejected politics Plus

The remarkable career of a 'classy' champion who rejected politics

Over two decades as a factory driver with Audi and BMW, Martin Tomczyk earned the respect of team-mates and rivals as a hard but fair racer. After calling time on his racing career, the 2011 DTM champion sat down with Autosport to look back

GT
Mar 5, 2022
The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival Plus

The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival

On his rise through the ranks before reaching Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton was usually a cut above the rest. But he never truly asserted himself over a Mercedes-backed fellow Briton who traded single-seaters for touring cars and is now seeking new opportunities after a year largely spent on the sidelines

DTM
Dec 18, 2021
How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions Plus

How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions

OPINION: The scenes at the Norisring as Mercedes used blatant team orders to secure the first DTM title of the new GT3 era totally undermined the credibility of the championship. But as well as overshadowing the season, it also presents uncomfortable questions to series bosses about the direction it is headed in

DTM
Oct 12, 2021
How Audi's new DTM star is channeling Rast to achieve his "childhood dream" Plus

How Audi's new DTM star is channeling Rast to achieve his "childhood dream"

Having learned the ropes in GT3 alongside Rene Rast, Kelvin van der Linde is in line to take up the three-time champion's baton as Audi's new DTM king. From humble origins in South Africa, it's been a remarkable journey so far for the current series leader, but he knows that the 2021 title is a long way from settled just yet

DTM
Sep 18, 2021
The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive Plus

The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive

Switching to GT3 regulations marked a fresh start for the DTM in 2021, but it has also drawn a line in the sand against other series using similar cars by engaging AVL Racing to develop a bespoke Balance of Performance system. Here’s how it works

DTM
Jul 23, 2021
The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars Plus

The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars

OPINION: Facing collapse last year, the DTM has shifted its philosophy from a championship for silhouette-based touring cars to GT machines not too dissimilar to those racing across multiple series worldwide. But despite some initial BoP-based teething troubles, there were some pleasant findings as the 'new DTM' got underway at Monza

DTM
Jun 22, 2021