The fifth DTM race weekend of the season 2016 at Zandvoort


Friday, 15. July 2016 to Sunday, 17. July 2016

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About the event

The circuit embedded in the Dutch North Sea dunes features both high-speed sections and slow, tricky ones. The racetrack at Zandvoort is something special in several areas. At the dune circuit, the drivers drive from bay to bay – nearly every corner of the Dutch circuit is called bocht what means bay. A truly appropriate appellation as the circuit is just a stone’s throw away from the North Sea. This means true beach feeling combined with spectacular motor-racing action for both the fans and the drivers. And while the 4.307-kilometre is extremely demanding for man and machine, the spectators on their seats in the dunes can witness the racing in a completely relaxed way.

Since 2001, Zandvoort has been an integral part of the DTM calendar. Today’s track layout differs a lot from the original circuit. From 1948 to ’88, the track was dominated by fast corners for courageous drivers, with changes of direction being rare. After the first redesign, in 1989, DTM preferred racing at Belgium’s Zolder instead of Zandvoort. The next – and to date the latest – modernisation was realised in 1999 and two years later, DTM made its debut on the new racetrack. Uwe Alzen won the race for Mercedes-Benz thanks to a spectacular final lap – and Christian Abt in the Abt Audi had to settle for finishing runner-up. 

In the following years, however, the Ingolstadt based brand struck back several times. Zandvoort is one of the few DTM circuits where Mercedes-Benz isn’t the brand with more wins on their tally than everybody else. Eight races were won by Audi, five by Mercedes-Benz. In the 2015 season, however, BMW dominated the race meeting. In the Saturday race, the Bavarians secured the first seven places – a historic success – and on Sunday, they completed their triumph with a one-two-three-four-five. The races between the Tarzanbocht and the Kumhobocht always made for electrifying races – a true season highlight for both spectators and drivers. 

About the racetrack

Opened 7. August 1948
Length 4,307 km
DTM lap record Marco Wittmann (BMW) 1.32,411 Min. (28. September 2014)

Highlights on the weekend

FIA F3 European Championship

Porsche Carrera Cup

Audi Sport TT Cup

TCR Benelux


  • About the region: Dutch community in the province Northern Holland, some 17,000 inhabitants. 

  • About the circuit: located in the North Sea dunes, just a stone’s throw away from the beach.

  • The must-have souvenir: Klomp: Popular Dutch clog, also called Triklomp when equipped with a leather strap.

  • Culture tip: Amsterdam: Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt House, Madame Tussaud’s (wax works with changing exhibitions).

  • To be tasted at all costs: Pea soup the national dish), Stamppot (hotpot with kale), Poffertjes (pastry with icing sugar), Matjes (herrings in a pickle).

  • Caution, slang: Belegen kaas = Middle-aged cheese, Caravan = House trailer, Welkom = Welcome.

  • For partygoers: Just a few steps opposite to the circuit, at the beach, you can have fun in several clubs and pubs. 

  • Shop here: City centre of Zandvoort or in the nearby Haarlem (10 km). For a extensive shopping expeditions travel to Amsterdam.


4.2 °C
3 °C 7 °C
light intensity drizzle rain

Pressure 1004 hPa
Sunrise 08:37 Uhr
Sunset 17:10 Uhr

Camping De Duinrand

Kind: Caravan campsite

Size: 105 spaces

Distance to racetrack: 400m

Please find all details here.

Camping de Branding

Kind: Caravan campsite

Size: 250 spaces

Distance to racetrack: 260m

Please find all details here.



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