Two racy Challenges
Zandvoort stands for familiar atmosphere with sun, beach and the sea, combined with enthralling race action. But not only the two DTM rounds promise to make for stunning motor racing at the Dutch North Sea cost. The DTM support programme with the popular FIA Formula 3 European Championship, featuring young guns such as Marcus Armstrong, Daniel Ticktum and Mick Schumacher as well as the Supercar Challenge and the GT & Prototype Challenge with two races each also have got what it takes to wow the visitors of the DTM summer festival in the dunes.
The Supercar Challenge grid features extremely different cars with differing engine outputs. The vehicles are classified in four categories: GT, Supersport 1, Supersport 2 und Sport. The classification is made based on performance weight – the ratio between weight of the vehicle and the engine output. In 2018, the series will solely be contested in Benelux countries, with the other race meetings being held at Assen, Spa and Zolder.
The GT & Prototype Challenge was separated from the Supercar Challenge in 2017 and features spectacular GT cars as well as LMP3 vehicles. The GT & Prototype Challenge comprises the categories GT Division, LMP3, CN and Radical SR3. The highest category is contested by super cars such as the Ferrari 458, Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo, Porsche 997 or Mercedes SLS.
The schedule of both series comprises two 65-minute races per weekend, one 50-minute practice session and two 30-minute qualifying sessions.
Furthermore, the visitors will be provided far more than ‘just’ motor racing. The multifaceted programme turns every race weekend into a family-friendly event. In the paddock, the motor-racing enthusiasts will find numerous attractions, such as autographing sessions with the stars or competitions. Furthermore, Pit View and Pit Walk allow the fans to take intimate looks behind the scenes of DTM. And those who need a break and some culinary delights will find what they need in the Fan Village with its food trucks. One thing can be taken for granted: in no other race series, the fans can get as close to drivers, teams and the fascinating racing cars.
DTM will race at Zandvoort from 13th to 15th July, 2018. Tickets can be purchased at www.dtm.com/tickets and at the hotline +491806 386 386 (€0.20 including VAT per call from the German landline, maximum €0.60 including VAT per call from the German mobile network).