DTM 2020

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1. Drive the world’s greatest racetrack, the Nordschleife

Either for real – you can drive your own car around the epic 26km lap for just €25 – or virtually; the track is available on Xbox One (Forza 7) PlayStation 4 (Gran Turismo), and PC (Assetto Corsa, iRacing, rFactor 2 etc). So no excuses! DTM visits the neighbouring Nurburgring on September 11-13.

2. Get to the bookshop

Cameron Douglas – son of avowed motorsport fan and Hollywood actor Michael, has written ‘Long Way Home’, a gripping account of his descent into criminality, and his subsequent recovery. Recommended.

3. Visit Monza

The classic Italian circuit joins the DTM calendar for the very first time – what better opportunity for a summer trip to fashion capital Milan and a visit to the famous royal park?

4. Check out W Series

The new women’s racing championship has been making waves ever since joining the DTM support bill last year. Can returning champion Jamie Chadwick retain her title against stiff opposition?

5. Sign up for DTM’s livestream video channel – at www.dtm.com

We trialled it at last November’s Fuji race, and will be launching it for the full 2020 season!

6. Watch qualifying from Assen’s Ramshoek corner

At 265km/h (165mph), it’s the fastest corner on the entire DTM calendar!

7. Remember the DTM Race Of Legends

The special event took place 15 years ago and featured the likes of Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Emerson Fittipaldi.

Watch the raceagain.

8. Order tickets for Zolder

The classic Belgian track is the venue for the opening race at the end of April.

Buy tickets.

9. Plan a European road trip

For instance, the journey from Monza to Norisring would take you past beautiful Lake Como, over the Italian Alps, through Switzerland, Liechtenstein, R-Motorsport’s St. Gallen headquarters and Abt Sportsline’s workshops at Kempten!

10. Check out the open DTM paddock

All ticket-holders are free to rub shoulders with DTM drivers and team bosses, grab a bit to eat and catch a glimpse of the exotic racing machinery on display.

11. Practice your driver fitness.

You’ll regularly catch the likes of Nico Mueller and Jamie Green on their road bikes. And if physical effort is a bit too much for you, why not follow Timo Glock’s example? The German’s favorite sport is darts!

12. Buy the T-Shirt!

Been to the race? Buy the cap and the T-shirt to prove it! The DTM shop is always open.

13. Pull on your dancing shoes

In 2019, the event stage in the DTM paddocks reverberated to the likes of Bob Sinclar, Mousse T, Joey Negro and Fedde Le Grand – all included for free as part of your ticket!

14. Lift the Trophy

New support series DTM Trophy joins the bill for 2020, and is the perfect place to catch up-and-coming young talent behind the wheel of top-class racing machinery.

15. Go Swedish

ABBA fan? Sweden’s Anderstorp circuit hosts an international motorsport event for the first time since 2007 when DTM visits on June 12-14. Discover the venue that saw the first win for the legendary McLaren M23, Brabham’s controversial BT46B ‘fan car’, and glory for the likes of world champions Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter and Denny Hulme.

16. Stand at the bottom of Paddock Hill Bend

Brands Hatch’s rollercoaster first corner is one of the best places in the world at which to watch a racing driver at work.

17. Venture into the woods

The ‘old’ Hockenheim might have disappeared nearly 20 years ago, but echoes of its past remain in the deep forested areas behind the current track. DTM visits the Hockenheimring on October 2-4.

18. Head north

Our visit to Igora Drive, near St Petersburg, Russia, on June 29-31 will mark the most northerly race ever held in DTM’s history. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not join us?

19. Step back in time

Combine a visit to DTM Lausitzring (May 15-17) with a visit to nearby Berlin’s Avus track. The mighty 8km circuit held the first German Grand Prix back in the 1920s, and a round of the F1 World Championship, in 1959.

20. Visit the Norisring

Situated in Nuremberg, DTM’s blue-riband event is equally served by airports in Munich, Stuttgart or Frankfurt. And, for sheer spectacle, it’s an absolute must-see.

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