The first DTM race weekend of the season 2016 at the Hockenheimring



season opener Hockenheim

Friday, 6. May 2016 to Sunday, 8. May 2016

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Highlights on the weekend

Rallycross again part of the DTM season kick-off

They don’t avoid any risk, look for the close battle with their adversaries and drift through the corners at high speeds. Last year, the FIA World Rallycross Championship drivers spiced the DTM season kick-off up for the first time and in 2016 they will be back at Hockenheim. From 06th to 08th May, in the support programme of the 2016 DTM season kick-off, they once again will race on the track extra built in the stadium section to thrill the crowds with spectacular battles. The appearance at Hockenheim will be the second World Championship round of the 2016 season and the first of two on German soil.

Just as it was the case in 2015, the rallycross aces will fight for points and the win on a track combining off-road and tarmac sections. Up to six drivers per heat will battle it out with one another on the track located between Sachskurve and Südkurve. After the qualifying heats on Friday and Saturday, the top 12 will contest the semi finals on Sunday, with the best three drivers of each of the semi finals making it to the final. And while trying to achieve this goal, the drivers act anything but prissily. In rallycross, close encounters with the rivals are the rule rather than the exception. That’s one of the reasons why the appearance in the support programme of the 2015 DTM season kick-off represented a truly memorable experience for many of the spectators on site.

Christina Stürmer

DJ Antoine

Audi Sport TT Cup

Porsche Carrera Cup


  • The city: Hockenheim is located in North-West Baden-Württemberg, some 15 kilometres to the south of Heidelberg, and has got about 21,000 citizens. 

  • The circuit: The Hockenheimring traditionally stages the DTM season kick-off as well as the final German round of the season. 

  • Grandstand tip: South – upper tier: Perfect view from the stadium entrance to the end of the home straight. Please note: these seats use to be sold out quickly. 

  • Excursion tips: Right at the circuit, the motor-racing enthusiasts can visit the ‘Motor-Sport-Museum am Hockenheimring’. On an exhibition space of 2,200 square metres, the museum showcases more than 300 exhibits from every motor-sport era. 

  • To be tasted at all costs: Some of the regional delicacies are lentils with spaetzle, ‘Schupfnudeln’ and ‘Maultaschen’ (Swabian filled dumplings) that are either scalded or roasted with onions and eggs. 


3.5 °C
2 °C 6 °C
clear sky

Pressure 1014 hPa
Sunrise 06:08 Uhr
Sunset 20:38 Uhr

Bedarfscamping Hockenheimring

Art: in das Gelände integriert

Größe: bis zu 8 Campingbereiche

Entfernung zur Strecke: unmittelbar – ca. 15 min Fußweg

Hier finden Sie alle Details zum Camping Hockenheimring.


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