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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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,...
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 ...
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...
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
This year's motor sport season ends traditionally with the Mercedes-Benz
Stars & Cars event on the DaimlerChrysler Stuttgart-UntertÃ¼rkheim plant
premises on Saturday, November 8, 2003 from 10:00 until 16:00.
All Mercedes-Benz race drivers of...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Audi driver Ekblom captures title in Sweden
Audi managed an impressive hat-trick in the Swedish Touring Car Championship: Now for the third time in succession an Audi driver has secured the title in the hard-fought series. On Sunday the...
6th round DTM Donington Park (GB), July 25-27, 2003
Catching up begins with the starting shot into the second half
Return round and catching up -- with this motto, the DTM is starting
into its second season half at the traditional circuit of ...
Jean Alesi is looking forward to the new DTM season and has settled into the
series for this year. Recently home from a trip to the States, the Mercedes
driver, who attended a presentation of the new E55 AMG in Detroit, thinks
this year's Mercedes...
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
In what is turning out to be a busy week in DTM, Laurent Aiello has
parted company with Abt-Audi, the team he won the 2002 championship with. Audi
had a comparatively poor season in 2003 and Aiello only managed fourth in
the title standings as ...
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 ...
Team Abt Sportsline has set itself one of the greatest challenges existing
in German motorsport: With support from quattro GmbH, the DTM championship
winning team will enter two Abt-Audi TT-R touring cars in the NÃ¼rburgring 24
Hour Race (May ...
Katsutomo Kaneishi to Drive Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM
Japanese Katsutomo Kaneishi will start in the 2003 DTM with a
Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM of the Persson-Team, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport
announced today. On the occasion of the DTM presentation on 9...
In motorsport, the "DMSB-Staffel"[*] is regarded as the world's best mobile
safety unit. It had its first official assignment during the "Jim Clark
GedÃ¤chtnisrennen"[**] at the Hockenheimring on April 7 and 8, 1973, and now
celebrates its 30th ...