The year 1999 meant the end for Berlin’s legendary AVUS. A great chapter of German motor-racing history came to its end but at the same time, a new was about to begin. Just one year after the closing ceremony in the heart of the capital, 110,000 motor-racing enthusiasts made the trip to Klettwitz of attend the grand opening of the Lausitzring on 20th August. And two weeks later, DTM made its debut at the circuit located farther east than any other German racetrack – to return to the Lausitz in every single year to date. Although the premiere in Brandenburg was literally rained off.
The DTM carries out two races on all race weekends. The distance is always 55 minutes plus one lap.
In the Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup, super sports cars from Ingolstadt are entering the race.
The Tourenwagen Classics takes the classic DTM cars of the 1980s and 1990s back onto the track.
The ADAC HAIGO Historic Cup is the only historic race series with FIA validation, where formula and touring cars of former Eastern Bloc states race to this day.
|Opened||20th August 2000|
|Track length||4,570 km|
|DTM lap record||1.17,098 Min. (21st May 2017)|
|Driven by||René Rast (Audi)|
|Most victories||Bernd Schneider, Gary Paffett, Jamie Green (3)|
|The best brand||Mercedes (13)|