DTC: Danish Touringcar Challenge 2001 schedule

The Danish Touringcar Challenge will reach an even larger audience next year, when it makes history by becoming the first ever Danish racing series to be broadcast live on television. This was confirmed during the Awards' Ceremony, which took...

The Danish Touringcar Challenge will reach an even larger audience next year, when it makes history by becoming the first ever Danish racing series to be broadcast live on television. This was confirmed during the Awards' Ceremony, which took place on Wednesday evening during the 2000 Copenhagen International Motor Show. "It has been a great pleasure to announce that we have made an agreement with one of the two leading Danish television companies to make live broadcast from all six events in Denmark next year," Peter Elgaard from the DTC organisation said to the 320 guests. "Our deal with television station TV2 means that there will be five hours of live television on their new satelite channel TV2 Zulu on race afternoon, and later in the evening terrestial station TV2 will make a programme with edited highlights of the DTC race." At the Awards' Ceremony BP Peugeot 306 driver Michael Carlsen received the winner's trophy while McDonald's Nissan driver John Nielsen and Castrol Volkswagen man Michael Schroter took second and third place overall. The eight round schedule for next year's Danish Touringcar Challenge has also been announced, and the 2001 calender will give race fans in Copenhagen a much easier access to the action-packed series, where racing has been concentrated on the Western peninsula of Jutland. But following the opening of the new bridge connection linking Copenhagen with Malmo in Southern Sweden, it has been obvious to put a round of the series at Ring Knutstorp, which now is less than an hour's drive away from the 1.5 million capital area. "It has never been a secret that we have had ambitions to race in Sweden for a long time," Peter Elgaard explains. "Until now it has been difficult to squeze the Danish tourers into the tight programme that the Swedish Touring Car Championship run to, but we have managed to make a swap of races, which our Danish race fans will also benefit from. As a consequence the Danish Touringcar Challenge will race at Ring Knutstorp on July 22nd, while the two leading Swedish championships, the STCC and the GT-R sports car series will have races at the Jyllands-Ring on June 10th."

Race promoter Elgaard is very pleased that it will be Ring Knutstorp that will stage the Swedish DTC race.

"In racing quarters on Zealand Ring Knutstorp has for long been some sort of homeground, but with the opening of the bridge connection there is no doubt that it will develop into becoming the motor racing circuit of the whole Sound region. It only takes an hour to get there from Copenhagen, so our DTC race there in July will not only be popular among the fans, but also among the sponsors and car companies, which tend to be based in our capital." <pre> Round 1 May 6th 2001 Jyllands-Ringen (DK)

Round 2 May 20 th 2001 Ring Djursland (DK)

Round 3 June 10 th 2001 Jyllands-Ringen (DK)

Round 4 July 22nd 2001 Ring Knutstorp (S)

Round 5 August 12th 2001 Ring Djursland (DK)

Round 6 September 1st 2001 Jyllands-Ringen DK)

Round 7 September 2nd 2001 Jyllands-Ringen (DK)

Round 8 October 7th 2001 Jyllands-Ringen (DK)

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