• Oct 18, 2010
NASCAR's making moves, one of which is helping Germany's DTM series make the giant move to the U.S. The German touring car promoter ITM is in talks to run a 12-race calendar in the U.S. in 2013, with six races alongside Grand-Am events and another six alongside NASCAR events. The next generation of DTM cars will bow a year earlier, and they would run by themselves as opposed to joining a multi-regulation series in the U.S. The plan will certainly be welcomed by BMW, who will return to DTM in 2012 after an 18-year absence.

DTM is also spreading its wings the other way, having come close to getting Japan's GT500 class in SuperGT to run according to DTM technical regulations. That would put contenders like the Honda HSV-10 and a potential LFA racer, as well as the Ferrari, Mercedes and Lamborghini teams already there, against the best of the rest from Germany. And that would be a series we'd really need to have... Hat tip to Drew

[Source: Autosport]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I cannot quite figure out the math here.
      The Sprint Cup Series races on only 2 road courses. That would leave 4 races for the DTM folk to get dizzy. The Nationwide Series has 4 road courses, but the real marketing draw here is to the top tier Sprint Cup. Plus that leaves 2 races from the DTM folk to get dizzy.
      And how are these incorporated into a race weekend with so much else already going on?
      This would be cool but I am skeptical.

      A Super GT and DTM seriers would be awesome. Too bad SPEED would never show it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought it was 3 road races per season at present for the Sprint series... anyway the American DTM Nascar-paired races could be run on an inner road course circuit at some of the big Sprint oval events. Nobody wants to see DTM cars running ovals.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This could be good news for race fans looking for an alternative to the usual France family fare, as long as SPEED uses commentators with relevant DTM knowledge and experience on the SPEED broadcasts rather than repurposing their NASCAR goofballs in an attempt to draw in that crowd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Perhaps they could change the technical regs here in Australia to allow of those cars to participate, it'd be awesome to have a proper touring car championship that has more than two manufacturers...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thank God! Finally some real racing for a change.
      loosewheel26
      • 4 Years Ago
      DTM + Japan Super GT.... Do want
      • 4 Years Ago
      My family and I will be in the stands for AT LEAST one event when this series arrives on our shores. Bring it and we will be there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @Korasher....DTM will never be at Road Atlanta because it isn't a Grand Am track. Nearest one would be Barber in Alabama.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please, please, please come to Watkins Glen!
        • 4 Years Ago
        NASCAR owns Watkins Glen. If this series happens a race at that track is certain.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Watkins Glen would be a natural fit. That'd be Great!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      sounds like good news to me!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Perhaps the smartest move NASCAR has ever made.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It will be like introducing flushing toilet to a jungle tribe....
      • 4 Years Ago
      You guys are missing the important piece of the puzzle....it's Grand Am that will be the connection, not NASCAR.
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