DTM organiser ITR has relocated next month’s pre-season test due to safety concerns about the ongoing spread and development of the coronavirus in northern Italy.
The test had originally been scheduled to take place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, north of Milan, Italy, on March 16-18. It will now be held at Germany’s Hockenheimring, on March 16-19.
The 2020 DTM series is still scheduled to race at Monza on June 26-28.
ITR Managing Director Marcel Mohaupt said:
“It’s become increasingly apparent that the spread and containment of the coronavirus is sadly affecting society in many different and deepening ways. With the safety and well-being of everyone at the forefront of our thinking, we took the decision to relocate our pre-season test to a different venue. We are extremely grateful to everyone at Monza and Hockenheim for their co-operation in this matter, and we look forward to visiting Italy in the summer for DTM’s first-ever event at this legendary circuit.”