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Old 2 May 2017, 01:19 (Ref:3730460)   #1
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2017 DTM

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BMW

o- RMG: Marco Wittmann, Timo Glock, Augusto Farfus.
o- RBM: Bruno Spengler, Tom Blomqvist, Maxime Martin.

Mercedes

o- Mercedes Me: Gary Paffett, Robert Wickens.
o- Silberpfeil: Paul di Resta, Maro Engel.
o- BWT: Lucas Auer, Edoardo Mortara.

Audi

o- Abt: Mattias Ekström, Nico Müller.
o- Rosberg: René Rast, Jamie Green.
o- Phoenix: Loïc Duval, Mike Rockenfeller.

Calendar:

o- Hockenheimring: 6-7 May
o- Lausitzring: 20-21 May
o- Hungaroring: 17-18 June
o- Norisring: 1-2 July
o- Moscow Raceway: 22-23 July
o- Zandvoort: 19-20 August
o- Nürburgring: 9-10 September
o- Red Bull Ring: 23-24 September
o- Hockenheimring: 14-15 October
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Old 2 May 2017, 01:24 (Ref:3730461)   #2
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Rules:

o- Each weekend will have two 55 minute races, with equal points.
o- DRS will be limited to 12 times per race, and 3 times per lap. The one-second rule remains
o- Top 3 in qualifying will get 3-2-1 points.
o- Each driver will have 8 sets of slick. Tyre warmers are banned.
o- During pitstops, there will be a single wheel gun mechanic per side.
o- Team radio is banned except for safety issues.
o- Restarts will be double file.
o- Performance ballast will remain.
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Old 2 May 2017, 02:32 (Ref:3730470)   #3
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Ossi Oikarinen has new team manager at RMG.
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Old 2 May 2017, 07:42 (Ref:3730499)   #4
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Will be an exciting season. New cars are not a huge change but they are a bit different and it's a step in the right direction as far as I'm concerned.
Some exciting names will appear as well so I think it will be great to see how this season will unfold.
A shame that there are only 18 drivers but hopefully that will change soon.
I've got the feeling that Gerhard Berger is the right person in the right place. He will move DTM in the new, exciting direction, more touring car, less F1.
When it comes to new regulations, I like most of them, however I would abandon DRS and performance weights. If they have to stay, they should be for drivers, not manufacturers.
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A fourth manufacturer would make a world of difference. But I don't see one.
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Old 3 May 2017, 07:00 (Ref:3730691)   #6
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I'd love to see a new manufacturer in DTM but according to Berger, now it's not on the agenda. Hopefully in a few years some new manufacturers will join.
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My dream was for the DTM and SuperGT to have their cars compete against each other, but that isn't happening without turbos in DTM.
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Let's wait and see. New engines will come in 2019 so this may be a chance for Japanese manufacturers to come. Another thing is, that - according to what I've read recently - uniting with Super GT is not the only possibility for the future. Introducing GTE cars to DTM is one of the proposals and drivers push for DTM being more Supercars-like series and more touring car oriented. I'm positive about the future of DTM because Berger has some good ideas for the future. It all will not change overnight but hopefully it will become even better in a few years to come.
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DTM is a much better option for Alfa Romeo than FIA WEC or IndyCar.

Unfortunately, FCA boss Marchionne seems to be very cheap on motorsport.

Also, how about Opel?
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Alfa Romeo back in DTM would be awesome. But now they don't even have the model which would fit current DTM regulations.
The same is with Opel. And they are rather conservative with spending money on motorsport. Maybe now when they are a part of PSA it'll be different.
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Alfa Romeo back in DTM would be awesome. But now they don't even have the model which would fit current DTM regulations.
The same is with Opel. And they are rather conservative with spending money on motorsport. Maybe now when they are a part of PSA it'll be different.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio is off course the perfect car for touring car racing, unfortunately DTM moved away from touring cars.
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Yes, Giulia would make a good touring car but it's not suitable for current DTM cars as they are two door coupes.
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Yes, i think that DTM or maybe some other series give that kind of car a try
Giulia, Jaguar XE, BMW M4, there are lot of cars that fit in that group, something like old Group A.
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http://www.touringcartimes.com/2017/...steps-for-dtm/
Dieter Gass: “The new ITR is taking many positive steps for DTM”
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Ooof, I think Engel had a part to play there moving in the braking zone, the TV replays cut off the start of the move, but you can see from Ekstrom's onboard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IZb6BTdC6w
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