DTM compatible cars releases in Japanese Super GT.
By Johan Laubscher
Exciting new times lie ahead for the DTM and Japanese Super GT. The two championships will be running new joint-rules as from the beginning of 2014 - thus beginning a Germany vs Japan feature on the track.
The intentions of a common rules package was announced towards the end of 2012, with plans of integrating compatibility between the two championships from 2014 onward. This would allow cars from the German DTM to compete in Super GT GT500, and vice versa. Identical regulations are being envisioned for the two championships by 2017. Further intentions of establishing a North American based series utilizing the same rules from Germany and Japan is also on the cards.
The Suzuka 1000 km event is being held this weekend, as part of the Super GT. At the occasion Honda, Nissan and Toyota have all revealed their initial cars for the new 2014 “DTM Compatible regulations.
From the initial press photos the connections with the DTM is clear, as the cars share many visual similarities with the current generation of German DTM cars from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.