DTM rule changes for 2006 have been adopted
The costs for the development and running of the DTM cars in the 2006 season will be clearly reduced. By introducing the accordant rule adaptations, the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) follows a unanimous decision of the DTM commission (three manufacturer representatives, one organiser representative, four DMSB representatives) made in spring 2005.
The use of the current season’s aerodynamic configurations for the 2006 cars is stipulated. Furthermore, all major structural components of the current DTM cars must be retained for 2006. That applies to the costly components such as safety cell, crash structures and the basic frame construction. The reduction to a maximum of seven mechanics during pit stop will reduce the running costs just as the reduction of new tyres per car and event from 36 to 28. Electronic management at the pit stop slots is banned. All these measures are supposed to result in clearly reduced costs compared to 2005.
Furthermore, it was decided that the car weights regulations will be similar to 2005. In 2006, the new cars of the manufacturers must have a weight of 1,050 kilograms while the 2005 spec cars may be entered with a weight of 1,035 kilograms. Regarding the ballast weights, the proven 2005 system with a maximum of 20 kilograms ballast and short-weight respectively will be used once again.
Hermann Tomczyk, DMSB Vice President: “I’m delighted with the DMSB’s early adoption of the rule changes developed by the DTM commission. This proves that all those involved are constructively working on creating the future of DTM and putting it on a solid basis. The measures decided ensure the series’ stability and provide both manufacturers and teams with planning reliability.”
Hans Werner Aufrecht, ITR Chairman: “Thanks to the good cooperation of the DMSB and the manufacturers involved, the course for an ongoing successful development of DTM has been set. Cost reduction is the right way to keep on offering the manufacturers a perfect platform for the presentation of their products, in the future. It’s our goal to create even better values at clearly reduced budgets. Just as it was the case so far, the DTM spectators both on the grandstands and in front of their TV sets will be provided with thrilling and fascinating motor racing, in the future.”
2006 Sporting Regulations
Pit stop slots: Ban of all electric and electronic devices at the pit stop slots (Exception: earthing cable for the refuelling can).
Limitation of mechanics allowed to work on the car during a pit stop: The number of mechanics that may work directly on the car is limited to seven.
• one mechanic per wheel
• one mechanic for the refuelling
• one mechanic for the air lance
• one mechanic for the lollipop
Reduction of the tyre contingent per event
Seven sets of new tyres
Four sets of used tyres
2006 Technical regulationsChassis Homologation
The following components must be adopted for 2006 without any re-design:
• All parts of the space frame made of 40 x 2 material.
• The position of the space frame (40 x 2 parts) in relation to the body work in x, y and z
• Safety cell
• Tank casing
• Front and rear crash structure
• Gearbox and clutch casing
• Fire extinguishing equipment
• Head lights and tail lights
• Roof hatch
• Car jack system
• Crank shaft hight in z
Continuation of the aerodynamic homologation valid on 06th August 2005.
• Geometry of the lower surface of the front splitter
• Position of the rear wing profiles
• Front flics
• Lateral aerodynamics