New Regulations Announced

DTM organisers have announced a number of new regulations for the series, including the imposition of weight penalties for racing success

New Regulations Announced

Any win will incur a ten kilo weight penalty for the next race for both the winner and his teammates. The make that runs second will keep their original weight, while the third and fourth placed brands may race with ten kilos taken off the car.

The minimum weight of a 2005 spec car is now 1050 kilos including the driver, while any team running a 2004 car can reduce that combined weight to 1035 kilos.

Another change, made to reduce running costs, is the decision to allow any 2005 cars to contest the 2006 and 2007 championships without any technical changes, while the manufacturers are to provide cars at "competitive prices" from 2006.

ITR Chairman Hans Werner stated: "It is the aim of these decisions to carry on saving costs and to ensure a DTM future that can be scheduled for the forthcoming years.

"We want to offer teams a top class stage at low priced conditions and offer the international racing young guns an opportunity of taking their next step on the motor racing ladder."

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