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Old 17 Feb 2024, 16:32 (Ref:4197066)   #1
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DTM cars with T-numbers

Through searching I've come across images of 90s DTM cars wearing their usual race number with a letter T such as T10 on Jacques Laffite's Mercedes here at Singen 1991



And T19 Armin Hahne's BMW at Nürburgring 1992


I can't find any reference to the T online, some sort of non-championship race?
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Old 17 Feb 2024, 18:55 (Ref:4197084)   #2
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Through searching I've come across images of 90s DTM cars wearing their usual race number with a letter T such as T10 on Jacques Laffite's Mercedes here at Singen 1991



And T19 Armin Hahne's BMW at Nürburgring 1992


I can't find any reference to the T online, some sort of non-championship race?
IIRC DTM rules at the time allowed drivers who'd had a DNF in Race 1 to use the team's spare car for Race 2, if their race car couldn't be fixed between the two races.
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Old 18 Feb 2024, 11:25 (Ref:4197154)   #3
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IIRC DTM rules at the time allowed drivers who'd had a DNF in Race 1 to use the team's spare car for Race 2, if their race car couldn't be fixed between the two races.
So strange to see the cars specifically labelled as such.
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Nor really that strange. Spare cars in sportscar & Indycar racing also carried T numbers.
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Nor really that strange. Spare cars in sportscar & Indycar racing also carried T numbers.
I don't recall maany showing T-then the drivers usual entry number on the door (or wing) numberboard. Do you have any examples to share?
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Old 18 Feb 2024, 16:54 (Ref:4197181)   #6
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Nor really that strange. Spare cars in sportscar & Indycar racing also carried T numbers.

To prove your point here is a pic of Al Unser at the 1992 Indy 500. Probably on a practice or qualifying day. the Menard-Conseca Lola-Buick

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or from 1990 John Paul Jnr ATEC Lola Buick#93




From 1988 Bobby Rahal Budweiser Lola Judd #4(T)

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I don't recall maany showing T-then the drivers usual entry number on the door (or wing) numberboard. Do you have any examples to share?
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I saw a pic of Mike Thackwell in an F3000 Ralt with a 'T' on it. Think it was at one of the 1985 races.
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