DTM has become the latest international motorsport series to release an all-new calendar for the 2020 season that has been massively affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
ITR, the organising body of the DTM, has released a revised calendar for the 21st season of the latest incarnation of the German Tourenwagen Masters series.
The new schedules sees Norisring kick off the racing action on July 12. Given its unique nature, this street circuit is subject to final approval.
After the season-opening weekend, the series will then head to Belgium as Spa returns to the calendar for the first time since 2005. Just two weeks after the long Spa circuit, Lausitzring will host the third and fourth round of the season, arranging a double-header on two consecutive weekends.
September will be another busy month for the DTM field. Assen will play host to the fifth round of the season on September 6 with Nürburgring set to host another double-header on two cosecutive weekends.
October will belong to the Belgian Zolder circuit with two round – again on back-to-back weekends. The curtain is set to fall on the 2020 DTM seaon on October 11 at Hockenheim.
As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the DTM intends to host races without spectactors on site, albeit it will monitor the development of the situation carefully. Should the health and safety perpectives enable, the series will be consider races with fans.
Chairman of DTM’s organising body, Gerhard Berger said that the all-new calendar for the 2020 season is the result of hard work that has been carried out in the past weeks.
“We would like to thank our fans for their patience in the past weeks, but now, we are all the more happy to be able to present a well-prepared and varied calendar that promises plenty of racing action. That is the result of the hard work by everyone involved in very special conditions. All in all, we have managed to come up with a compact calendar that was worth waiting for,” he said.
10/12 July – Norisring
01/02 August – Spa
14/16 August – Lausitzring
21/23 August – Lausitzring
04/06 September – Assen
11/13 September – Nürburgring (GP)
18/20 September – Nürburgring (Short)
9/11 October – Zolder
16/18 October – Zolder
6/8 November – Hockenheim