Opel's Timo Scheider took his maiden pole position in round nine of the DTM
championship at Zandvoort, in what was a surprise shake-up in qualifying.
Opel had been looking strong through practices and Team Holzer's Alain Menu
was provisional pole...
As deputy chairman of the ITR, Michael Bernard is one of the most important
persons of the DTM. At the race track, the 48-year old is working hard
behind the scenes, taking the time to listen to everyone. For him, there are
no problems, as ...
Johann Abt passed away on Saturday at the age of 67 after a long and
serious illness. He is survived by his wife Thea and their two sons
Christian (36) and Hans-JÃ¼rgen Abt (40).
Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...
DMSB and ITR increase co-operation in Formula 3 Euro Series
The co-operation between the DTM and its junior partner Formula 3 will be
even stronger in the future. As of next season, the marketing rights for
the successful junior category, the ...
Following in the footsteps of Jean Alesi, former Formula One driver
Heinz-Harald Frentzen will move to the German Touring Car series (DTM) in
2004. Frentzen drove for Sauber in F1 in 2003 but both he and teammate Nick
Heidfeld have been replaced...
The first half of the DTM's winter break is hardly over and some members of
the DTM-community want to use their right foot again already. Now, the
countdown to the start of the season is on. And, especially during the
winter time, indoor kart...
With test sessions at Vallelunga, Italy, not too far from Rome, Opel
Performance concluded the DTM-activities in the year 2003. During the test,
Opel's two new signings for the 2004 DTM-season, former F1-driver
Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Swiss ...
Austria's A1-Ring, which will host the sixth round of the Formula One
championship in two weeks time and the eighth round of the DTM in September,
is to be renamed The Red Bull Ring. Dietrich Mateschitz, head of the Red
Bull energy drink ...
Audi wins 1000 kilometre race at Spa
At its first competitive outing in the FIA Sportscar Championship, the Audi R8 has etched its name into winners list of yet another motorsport classic: Seiji Ara and Tom Kristensen won the 1000...
Only a few days after Christijan Albers' manager said he was confident a
deal could be reached with Minardi, Paul Stoddart has turned down offers
from the Dutchman's sponsors. Lodewijk Varossieau, Albers' manager, had said
only the details...
Former DTM champion Laurent Aiello is another well known name to be joining
the ranks of Opel drivers in 2004, after signing a deal with the
manufacturer. Aiello took the title in 2002 with Abt-Audi but was unhappy
with the performance of the car...
Opel has won the prestigious Nurburgring 24 Hours, run around the famous
14-mile Nordschleife in front of almost 200,000 spectators, scoring a
famous victory over strong opposition from factory teams of Audi and BMW.
The 500bhp Opel Astra V8...
Marcel FÃ¤ssler has left Mercedes after four years with marque and will move
to Opel for 2004. The 27-year old Swiss joined the DTM in 2000 with Mercedes
and was Rookie of the Year, finishing fourth overall in the championship. He
retained the ...
Marcel FÃ¤ssler to compete for Opel in 2004 DTM
* Minimum of four new Opel Vectra GTS V8s -- roll-out in February
* In addition to Marcel FÃ¤ssler, Opel sign Peter Dumbreck and Manuel Reuter
* Joachim Winkelhock to stay with Opel as "OPC ...
Last season, the motorsport involvement of AUDI AG was concentrated on
supporting customer and importer teams. Now, the Audi marque returns to
the race tracks with works teams: With a total of six newly developed
touring cars based on the Audi A4,...
As a board member of the ITR, Dr. Thomas Betzler is taking care of the
juridical and financial aspects of the DTM. All contracts concerning the DTM
are being prepared in his law office in Wiesbaden.
Since 1978, the jurist, who got his degree of...
Frank Biela bids for a fourth Le Mans 24 Hour race victory next June with
a newly-formed British-based Audi team.
Biela, winner of the world-famous sportscar endurance race in 2000-3,
fellow German Pierre Kaffer and Britain's Jamie Davies are...
On the Nuerburgring Nordschleife
Opel to field two Astra V8 Coupes in 24-hour-race
Russelsheim. Opel will be fielding two Astra V8 Coupes in the
International ADAC 24-Hour-Race on the Nuerburgring from 30 May to 1
June. During this traditional...
Under the motto "Duels among friends", the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center
organised an event to celebrate its tenth anniversary in Fellbach on Sunday.
The main feature of the event was the motorsport history of the
Mercedes-Benz brand. The...
DTM at its best: EkstrÃ¶m and Aiello make it on the podium
Motorsport-fans at the track and in front of the television screens have
seen one of the most exciting races in the history of the DTM (Deutsche
Tourenwagen Masters): during the second...
Christijan Albers is reportedly close to signing a deal with Minardi and the
Dutchman's manager is confident that the details can be sorted out. Minardi
team principal Paul Stoddart confirmed in December that Albers was in the
running for the race...
First season victory for Audi driver Aiello
They had to wait six races. At the Nurburgring the time had come:
Laurent Aiello managed the first season victory for the Audi Team in
the DTM. The defending DTM champion drove 41 laps on the ...
Jean Alesi is confident that he has adapted to the DTM and thinks the new
single race format will suit his style. Prior to the season opener at
Hockenheim last weekend, Alesi spent time testing and was happy with
improvements made to the ...
Marcel FÃ¤ssler has spent all his four years in the DTM with Mercedes but now
it's time for a change. Last week FÃ¤ssler announced that he is moving to
Opel for 2004 and is ready for a new challenge. After three fourth places in
Setting sails for the British Isles
RÃ¼sselsheim. After the five-week break in the DTM season, Opel drivers
Jeroen Bleekemolen, Peter Dumbreck, Alain Menu, Manuel Reuter, Timo
Scheider and Joachim Winkelhock are setting sails for the British...
Jean Alesi is looking forward to his second season in the DTM and thinks the
series is very exciting. Driving again for Mercedes, the former F1 star is
impressed with the organization and pleased how well the fans are treated.
"The DTM, in my ...
DTM 2003 live on television in France and Sweden
The popularity of the DTM outside of Germany is increasingly showing
among foreign television stations. In 2003, DTM-races will be broadcast
live outside of Germany for the first time. "Motors TV"...
Third DTM race at the NÃ¼rburgring
Back to fast cornering
The third DTM race this coming weekend (23 to 25 May) will
mark the first major touring car event at the NÃ¼rburgring this season.
Only a week later the 24-hour race will follow as the ...
For the fifth time, Bernd Schneider got his name down on the winners' list
of the 24 Hours of Cologne. Together with his Darkdog-team, the driver from
the Saarland won the seventh edition of the indoor-classic at the kart track