During the sixth round of the 2020 season at the Nurburgring last weekend, ITR chairman Gerhard Berger announced that the DTM would continue to exist in 2021, but will reposition itself as a GT3-based sprint series with all entries run by privateer teams.
Berger also revealed that current DTM manufacturers Audi and BMW have voted in favour of the new regulations and will support their customers in the category.
While the exact details about the ‘New DTM’, including the regulations itself, are still being worked out, this is what we know about the future of the category so far.
The DTM will run on GT3-based cars in 2021, ending its touring cars roots to transition itself into a sportscar racing championship.
The new formula would be christened as GT Pro and Berger plans to have the regulations finalised by the 2020 title decider at Hockenheim in early November.
Although the details are sparse at the moment, the modifications made to the GT3 cars would be minimal to keep costs under control. Berger said the upgrades would be aimed at improving the spectacle and aligning GT3 cars to a sprint racing format, as GT3 cars are normally built for endurance races – some as long as 24 hours.
Motorsport.com revealed last month that this would include bumping up the engines to produce…