The calendar for the first season of the DTM Trophy has been trimmed by one event – dropping Assen’s race weekend (September 4-6) in response to feedback from competitors and GT teams.
The new GT racing series for juniors, professionals and amateurs will now take place over six DTM racing weekends – Zolder (April 24-26), Lausitzring (May 15-17), Anderstorp (June 12-14), Norisring (July 10-12), Nürburgring (September 11-13) and Hockenheimring (October 2-4).
Frederic Elsner, ITR Director Business Unit Event commented:
“We reached this decision following the suggestion from our customers who wished to contest SRO’s GT4 European Series, which takes place on the same weekend. Naturally, we wanted to avoud any potential overlap, and wanted to work collaboratively with our teams. This revised schedule therefore gives everyone the opportunity to make the logistics work.”
Enrolment fee reduced accordingly
As a consequence of the revised schedule, enrolment fees have been reduced from €27,000 to €23,000 plus VAT per participant. The fee includes the free supply of Hankook tyres and race fuel at all official events. Teams that have already registered will get the difference back. Registration closes on 11 March 2020.
Series organisers will distribute a prize fund of €150,000 between the top three drivers in the championship, allocated as follows: the winner receives €75,000; second place €50,000; and €25,000 for third. Click here for more information on the DTM Trophy.
As in DTM, the DTM Trophy will feature two free-practice sessions per race weekend on Fridays, and a 20-minute qualifying session and 30-minute race each on Saturdays and Sundays.
Drivers and teams with near-series-spec GT cars eligible for FIA categories E2-SH and E2-SC of all manufacturers are entitled to participate. Almost every brand represented in motorsport has a corresponding GT car with 400 to 500 hp in its portfolio – most notably Audi, BMW and Aston Martin, who are all represented within the DTM, but also brands such as Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, McLaren, Ford, Chevrolet, Lotus, Jaguar, Toyota and Nissan