The DTM series has released a nine-round schedule for 2019, including a new event at TT Circuit Assen and the return of Zolder.
Hockenheim will once again host the opening and closing weekends, while Misano, Brands Hatch, Norisring, Lausitzring and the Nurburgring have all been retained.
The championship is set to get underway on May 3-5, which is the same date slot as the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Spa.
This year, a handful of drivers were affected by the same scheduling conflict, including Loic Duval who managed to balance his commitments by flying back and forth between Germany and Belgium by helicopter.
The DTM’s deal with Assen marks the end of an 18-season association with Zandvoort as the designated Netherlands round, while Zolder is on the bill for the first time since 2003.
Meanwhile, the omissions of the Hungaroring and Red Bull Ring mean the new schedule is one weekend shorter than the current season, which finishes this weekend.
Next year DTM plans to share two yet-to-be-confirmed dates with Super GT as part of the upcoming Class 1 technical regulations uniting the two series.
In addition to its schedule reveal, DTM also confirmed that the recently-announced W Series for women racers will support the first six rounds, while the successor to the FIA European Formula 3 Championship will be present for all events.
2019 DTM Schedule:
May 3-5 – Hockenheim
May 17-19 – Zolder
June 7-9- Misano
July 5-7 – Norisring
July 19-21 – Assen
Aug. 10-11 – Brands Hatch
Aug. 23-25 – Lausitzring
Sept. 13-15 – Nurburgring
Oct. 4-6 – Hockenheim