The fifth DTM race weekend of the season 2017 at the Moscow raceway

Moscow Raceway

Friday, 21. July 2017 to Sunday, 23. July 2017

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About the event

For the DTM fraternity it will be the longest journey of the season: On the way to the youngest race venue on the calendar, the DTM convoy will have to cover some 2000 kilometres. On 13th July, 2012, after a construction period of about four years, the circuit located at Wolokolamsk, some 80 kilometres to the North-West of Russia’s capital Moscow, was officially inaugurated. And DTM made its first appearance at the Russian circuit in 2013. This year, from 21st to 23rd July, the popular touring-car series will stop at the Moscow Raceway for the fifth consecutive time and once again, the 3.913-kilometre circuit will take the 18 drivers and their cars to their very limits.

At the Moscow Raceway, the drivers have got virtually no time for a breather. The circuit features numerous corner combinations, with constant changes of direction. An extraordinary challenge and a particularly hard piece of work for the drivers. A situation that also is caused by the fact that the only overtaking possibility is offered at the end of the one-kilometres straight taking the drivers back to the home straight. The races held in Russia to date demonstrated that small fighting groups tend to develop at the other sections of the circuit, with the respective drivers often battling it out with one another in thrilling skirmishes throughout the race.

In Russia’s still short DTM history so far, no manufacturer was able to gain an advantage over the competition: Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG all celebrated two race wins each. When it comes to the drivers, however, calling Mike Rockenfeller DTM’s Moscow expert definitely would be appropriate. After all, he is the only driver on the DTM grid who succeeded in celebrating two Moscow wins. Rockenfeller won DTM’s Moscow premiere in 2013 and on the Sunday of the 2015 Moscow weekend he celebrated an impressive lights-to-flag win. The fastest lap to date, however, was set by Rockenfeller’s fellow Audi driver Miguel Molina. In 2014, the Spaniard crossed the line in 1:28.305 and this lap record has not yet been broken, to date. 

About the racetrack

Opened 13. Juli 2012
Length 3,931 km
DTM lap record Miguel Molina (Audi) 1.28,305 Min. (13. Juli 2014)

Highlights on the weekend


Mitjet 2L was founded as motor-racing category in 2012 by the famous French racing driver JP Dayraut. During the DTM race meeting at the Moscow Raceway, these racing cars will make their debut appearance in the DTM support programme. The distance of practice sessions, qualifying sessions and the races on Saturday and Sunday all amounts to 20 minutes (plus a lap).


  • About the circuit: Moscow Raceway is the first Russian circuit built to hold international motorsport events. The track meets the highest requirements of FIA and is homologated for Formula 1.

  • Grandstands tips: There are 5 Stands including The Grand Stand and Mercedes Stand around the track, for more than 30.000 guests. Visitors may also watch races from the Natural stand.

  • Cultural tips: Moscow is a metropolis bulging with life. It can offer something of interest to everyone. Take a relaxed walk on its hidden paths to enjoy the charm of two-storey houses in the old Moscow or have a go at strolling through the luxurious downtown boutiques. Finish it with a visit to the Bolshoi and later take your time choosing a dish in a traditional Russian restaurant on Red Square overlooking the iconic view of this city – St. Basil’s Cathedral. Moscow will welcome you with Russian hospitality and you can be sure that this city will stay in your heart for years to come.


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Moscow Raceway
Sheludkovo, Oblast Moscow,
Russia, 143650



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