The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive
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The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive

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Switching to GT3 regulations marked a fresh start for the DTM in 2021, but it has also drawn a line in the sand against other series using similar cars by engaging AVL Racing to develop a bespoke Balance of Performance system. Here’s how it works.

It’s no secret that Gerhard Berger isn’t the biggest fan of Balance of Performance, and it was under his stewardship that the DTM axed its own system of performance weights in late 2017. But a top-to-bottom shake-up in the winter has forced Berger to embrace what many consider to be a necessary evil in GT3 racing, as he carves a new future for the championship following an exodus of manufacturers in recent years.

Intriguingly, the DTM is not relying on SRO, the company responsible for determining the BoP for virtually every championship using the same ruleset. Instead, the series has taken its own unique route, partnering with renowned Austrian engineering company AVL Racing for the 2021 season.

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