Lausitz to Replace Avignon Event

DTM organisers have confirmed that the EuroSpeedway-Lausitz will host another round of the series later this year as a replacement for the cancelled street race at Avignon in France

Lausitz to Replace Avignon Event

The Avignon event, due to take place on September 18, had been the brainchild of former Grand Prix driver and DTM race winner Jean Alesi, but was scuppered by local government politics.

That decision means that Lausitz will hold a second DTM round this year on the same date originally penciled in for the Avignon event. The venue has been chosen because it generates one of the largest crowds of the season.

"The cancellation of the Avignon race is a pity, but due to the situation, it couldn't be avoided," said DTM organiser Hans Werner Aufrecht. "The EuroSpeedway represents an appropriate alternative.

"The great crowd and the smooth organisation have been vital for our decision to return to the EuroSpeedway, for round nine." 

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