In 2019, DTM is making its Zolder comeback. On 11th March, 1994, the series – then still called ‘Deutsche Produktionswagen Meisterschaft’ – contested the very first race in its history at the Belgian circuit. The winner was Harald Grohs with a BMW 635 CSi. The length of the circuit Zolder located at the town Zolder-Terlaemen at Hasselt amounts to 3977 metres and the racetrack was opened in 1963 by the local Motor-Sport Club Zolder. From 1973 to 1984, the circuit staged the Belgian F1 Grand Prix 10 times. In 1982, Canada’s Gilles Villeneuve lost his life at Zolder in a qualifying-session crash. The fast right-hander where the accident occurred has been replaced by the so-called Gilles-Villeneuve-Chicane. Zolder is an interesting circuit with several corners that represent a true challenge for the drivers, such as the fast chicane and the ‘Sterrenwacht-Kanaalbocht-Passage’. DTM already raced at Zolder from 1984 to 1994 and in 2002.
The DTM carries out two races on all race weekends. The distance is always 55 minutes plus one lap.
W Series, the brand-new single-seater racing championship for female drivers only will race exclusively on the DTM platform in 2019.
In 2013, the Benelux series was founded as 20th Porsche makes cup worldwide. The 2018 season finale at the Circuit Paul Ricard was contested by more than 20 drivers.
The Belcar Endurance Championship grid features an attractive mix of prototypes, GT vehicles and touring cars.