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Rule changes for 2006

DTM rule changes for 2006 have been adopted The costs for the development and running of the DTM cars in the 2006 season will be clearly reduced. By introducing the accordant rule adaptations, the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) follows a...

DTM rule changes for 2006 have been adopted

The costs for the development and running of the DTM cars in the 2006 season will be clearly reduced. By introducing the accordant rule adaptations, the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) follows a unanimous decision of the DTM commission (three manufacturer representatives, one organiser representative, four DMSB representatives) made in spring 2005.

The use of the current season's aerodynamic configurations for the 2006 cars is stipulated. Furthermore, all major structural components of the current DTM cars must be retained for 2006. That applies to the costly components such as safety cell, crash structures and the basic frame construction.

The reduction to a maximum of seven mechanics during pit stop will reduce the running costs just as the reduction of new tyres per car and event from 36 to 28. Electronic management at the pit stop slots is banned. All these measures are supposed to result in clearly reduced costs compared to 2005.

Furthermore, it was decided that the car weights regulations will be similar to 2005. In 2006, the new cars of the manufacturers must have a weight of 1,050 kilograms while the 2005 spec cars may be entered with a weight of 1,035 kilograms. Regarding the ballast weights, the proven 2005 system with a maximum of 20 kilograms ballast and short-weight respectively will be used once again.

-dmsb-

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