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How the DTM landed itself in crisis

Audi's announcement that it will withdraw from the DTM was the latest bodyblow for a series that has lost three manufacturers in as many years. Some major soul-searching will now be required to assess how it can survive

Two down, one to go. Ever since Mercedes announced its plans to pull the plug on its DTM involvement in favour of Formula E in the summer of 2017, it has felt like the German tin-top championship has been on a slippery downward slope.

And following Monday's news of Audi - to use the prevailing corporate jargon - "realigning" its motorsport priorities in 2020, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that the DTM now finds itself in a full-on nosedive, its very existence hanging in the balance.

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