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Revised DTM Schedule Released for July Start at Norisring

DTM releases new 2020 schedule, still with ten rounds but running July-Nov…

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A revised DTM schedule has been released, featuring ten rounds in a condensed schedule that’s set to begin in July and run through mid-November.

DTM umbrella organization ITR revealed the updated schedule, which features the same amount of events as initially planned, on Wednesday afternoon.

The dates of what was going to be the second half of the season have remained in place, but with additional rounds placed among them.

Norisring, Brands Hatch, Assen and Nürburgring have all kept their previous dates in July, August and September, with Norisring becoming the season-opener on July 10-12.

A round at either Igora Drive or Anderstorp will take place three weeks later, immediately before Zolder’s new date. The Belgian track was initially slated to serve as the season-opener on April 24-26.

The next three events – Brands Hatch, Assen and Nürburgring – remain on the same weekends as before, but the remainder of the calendar is different.

Hockenheim was set to close the season on Oct. 2-4, but that weekend will now be occupied by whichever of Igora Drive or Anderstorp didn’t host a race earlier in the season.

Following that, the series will head to Lausitzring and Hockenheim in October and November, before the new season finale at Monza on Nov. 13-15.

ITR’s managing director Marcel Mohaupt commented: “These are unprecedented and uncertain times – and our priority is the wellbeing of our families, our staff, and our community.

“Despite the uncertainty, we felt it was important to provide motorsport fans worldwide – and everyone involved in DTM – with a revised calendar featuring new dates.

“Clearly, the safe containment and treatment of this epidemic is everyone’s first priority, but we believe that sport can play an important role in helping restore normality to people’s lives.

“With support from our fans, DTM’s manufacturers Audi and BMW – who will bring 16 cars to this year’s grid – the racetracks and all our partners, we all want to put together an exciting season later this year.

“We know we have to remain flexible and pragmatic – but this is a first step; and we will hold true on our promise to come back stronger. When it is safe to return to the racetrack, we want the DTM to help lead the way.”

Revised 2020 DTM Schedule

July 10-12 – Norisring
July 31 – Aug. 2 – Igora Drive or Anderstorp
Aug. 7-9 – Zolder
Aug. 22-23 – Brands Hatch
Sept. 4-6 – Assen
Sept. 11-13 – Nürburgring
Oct. 2-4 – Igora Drive or Anderstorp
Oct. 16-18 – Lausitzring
Nov. 6-8 – Hockenheim
Nov. 13-15 – Monza

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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