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Now a move to tie-up regulations with SUPER GT is complete, the DTM must shake-off its German-only reputation and become more international. Here is a five-step plan for the global makeover the DTM needs to make the most of events such as this weekend's Brands Hatch trip.
'Formula 1 with a roof' is how the DTM has been described to Motorsport.com over and over again. Yet its name remains Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. While that comment may sound facetious, it cuts to the core of the DTM's identity crisis that it must now get a grip on.
This is a crucial period for the DTM after ITR boss Gerhard Berger managed to counter the seismic loss of Mercedes at the end of 2018 by enticing Aston Martin onto the grid through R-Motorsport under the Vynamic banner - encompassing HWA, which ran the Mercedes DTM project, and R-Motorsport parent company AF Racing.
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