Thursday, January 23, 2020

DTM, The Best Racing League You Aren't Watching

The other day, I was browsing through YouTube using the keywords, "full race ,long" in attempt to find something fun to watch with my kiddos. I haven't cared much for NASCAR for a few years, loosing interest in general with their brand of racing and I was specifically looking for something different.

Well, I stumbled upon DTM in the process and we fell in love with what we found. Enough so that I wanted to give a cheap plug here in the blog for anyone reading who might be in the same place that I am.

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM for short, is a German touring cars series that utilizes a silhouette style car and features races at European tracks and courses.

Here's their schedule for 2020.
RoundCircuitRace 1Race 2
1Belgium Circuit ZolderZolder25 April26 April
2Germany EuroSpeedway LausitzKlettwitz16 May17 May
3Russia Igora DrivePriozersk30 May31 May
4Sweden Anderstorp RacewayAnderstorp13 June14 June
5Italy Autodromo Nazionale MonzaMonza27 June28 June
6Germany NorisringNuremberg11 July12 July
7United Kingdom Brands HatchKent22 August23 August
8Netherlands TT Circuit AssenAssen5 September6 September
9Germany NürburgringNürburg12 September13 September
10Germany HockenheimringHockenheim3 October4 October
Manufacturers included in DTM this season include Audi, Aston Martin, and BMW. Honda, Nissan, and Lexus were included last year but I see no notice of their involvement this season, as of yet.

Note that the races follow a time limit system versus what you may be used to, which ensures a fun but speedy and entertaining experience. That alone should make it worth seeing for race enthusiasts for the novelty if nothing else.

For more info, click here for the DTM Wikipedia and, once you're done, head over to their YouTube channel for some great content while we await the start of the 2020 season. 

I know I'll be watching!

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