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Rally legend Sebastien Loeb has revealed that he came “quite close” to joining the DTM with BMW a decade ago following his retirement from the World Rally Championship.
DTM boss Gerhard Berger has refuted SSR Performance’s claim that Porsche wasn’t correctly balanced against the opposition during the opening round of the 2022 season at Portimao.
The speed demonstrated by rally legend Sebastien Loeb on his DTM debut was “impressive” and it proves that he is a “special” driver, says his Red Bull teammate Felipe Fraga.
SSR Performance team owner Stefan Schlund feels Porsche wasn’t balanced correctly against its rivals in the opening round of the 2022 DTM season at Portimao.
Factory Audi driver Rene Rast felt there was nothing he could do to escape the train of cars and score some points in the second race of the Portimao season opener.
Red Bull driver Felipe Fraga said he was pleased to prove that he can be competitive on his DTM debut at Portimao, having doubted his speed coming into the weekend.
As the DTM embarks on the second season of its GT3 era, there is a real risk that teams might start hiring NASCAR-style pitstop specialists to gain even the smallest of advantage over their rivals.
The DTM is holding its final pre-season test of 2022 at Portimao this week, but intriguingly much of the running will take place at night.
Few would have picked Felipe Fraga to lead Red Bull’s second assault on the DTM in 2022 following Liam Lawson’s departure from the category. But Fraga’s history with the DTM goes back almost a decade, and he is talented enough to take on some of the best drivers in the world of GT racing.
DTM chief Gerhard Berger admits he was surprised to learn that World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb will be making his debut in the series with Red Bull this month.
Factory Aston Martin driver Nicki Thiim will be competing in the DTM for the first time this year, but oddly he will do so not at the wheel of a Vantage GT3 but a Lamborghini Huracan.
Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has tested Red Bull’s DTM car at the Spa-Francorchamps this week, raising speculation that he could make his race debut in the GT3-based series.
Timo Glock is in frame for a surprise switch to the Italian GT series following his departure from the DTM, while fellow factory BMW driver Bruno Spengler could face a year on the sidelines.
Winward Mercedes boss Christian Hohenadel feels David Schumacher has been doing a fine job adapting to various aspects of a GT3 car as he prepares for his first season in the DTM.
BMW outfit Rowe Racing has denied suggestions that a lack of results played a role in its departure from the DTM after a single season, saying the team “doesn’t shy away from sporting failure”.
Factory Porsche driver Laurens Vanthoor is being tipped to join the DTM this year as part of SSR Performance’s two-car entry into the category.
Mercedes is set to contest the 2022 DTM season with a rejigged driver line-up, with reigning champion Maximilian Gotz switching teams and Luca Stolz and Maro Engel being brought on board full-time.
Porsche is set to install former Audi engineer Florian Modlinger as its project manager for its Formula E team, prising him from his role as Abt's technical director.
Red Bull now appears set to continue in the DTM for a second season in 2022, partnering again with the Ferrari-supported AF Corse team.
Renowned Lamborghini squad Grasser Racing will move to the DTM next year, fielding four Huracan GT3 Evos with factory support from the Italian supercar manufacturer.
Formula 3 race winner David Schumacher will drive a Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Paul Ricard this week as part of the German manufacturer’s Young Driver DTM test.
DTM chief Gerhard Berger admits that the Norisring finale has “damaged” the series’ reputation and he will “personally” work on a solution in the winter break.
Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko feels Kelvin van der Linde should have received a ban for wrecking Liam Lawson’s DTM title hopes at the Norisring.
Red Bull AF Corse boss Ron Riechert has labelled Sunday's final DTM race a "disgrace", as team orders and an opening lap collision played a key role in deciding the outcome of the championship.
Red Bull protege Liam Lawson lashed out at "idiot" Kelvin van der Linde after losing the DTM title at the Norisring, describing him as the "dirtiest guy" he's ever raced against.
The Walkenhorst BMW team approached the DTM about conducting a Balance of Performance test after a tough showing in Saturday's first Hockenheim race, but its request was vetoed by rival squads.
Polesitter Liam Lawson left it until the last possible moment to go full throttle at the start of the first DTM race at Assen, but the Red Bull junior wasn’t to blame for the chaos that ensued behind him.
The DTM has decided against bringing pitstops under the purview of Balance of Performance in 2021 following an investigation into the apparent advantage enjoyed by Ferrari and Mercedes teams.
The DTM demonstrated the remote control capabilities of its all-electric prototype with a live run at the Red Bull Ring this month.
Three-time DTM champion Klaus Ludwig has called on more manufacturers to join the revamped GT3-based series after seven brands were represented on the grid at the Nurburgring last weekend.
The driving standards in the DTM have come under fire after a wild race at the Nurburgring that was marred by several on-track collisions and two safety car periods.
Audi's Mike Rockenfeller has criticised Red Bull’s Liam Lawson for the incident that eliminated him and championship leader Kelvin van der Linde from the second Nurburgring DTM race.
Factory Mercedes driver Gary Paffett will not compete in the 2021 DTM season having already skipped the opening three rounds of the campaign, according to Motorsport.com’s sister title Motorsport-Total.com.
Mercedes will have a significantly expanded presence in the Nurburgring round of the DTM season, with the addition of a ninth AMG GT3 for GT World Challenge Europe champion Luca Stolz.
Audi GT3 ace Kelvin van der Linde says Mercedes DTM drivers were playing ‘games’ at Zolder, having been stuck behind Philip Ellis for much of the second race on Sunday.
One-time Formula 1 starter Markus Winkelhock is set to make a surprise return to the DTM this month according to Motorsport.com's sister title Motorsport-Total.com.
Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller has called on the DTM to equalise the speed of pitstops between different teams, highlighting the major advantage currently enjoyed by the Red Bull Ferrari team.
Red Bull’s DTM rivals have said they feel they don’t stand a chance at beating the AF Corse squad in pitstops this season.
The DTM is set to incorporate parts of the Lausitzring oval layout when it heads to the German venue later this month for the second round of the 2021 season.
The results for the first DTM qualifying session at Monza remain provisional due to "a pending procedure", with the series understood to be investigating a fuel sample on Vincent Abril's Mercedes.
T3 Motorsport could expand to a third Lamborghini Huracan GT3 car for next month’s DTM’s round at the Lausitzring.
The DTM was unable to meet its target of becoming the fastest GT3 series in the world at Monza, with outright lap times fractionally slower than GT World Challenge Europe.
Mercedes DTM drivers feel Audi and BMW were out of reach following two successive rounds of Balance of Performance adjustments during the season opening round at Monza.
The DTM has pegged back the performance of Mercedes and Ferrari ahead of second qualifying for the Monza season opener.
The DTM is planning to reschedule the postponed Norisring event in Autumn and has assured that there will be eight events on this year’s calendar.
Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett is expected to miss the opening two rounds of the 2021 season at Monza and the Lausitzring due to clashes with Formula E.
Long-time BMW GT3 squad Rowe Racing has voiced its displeasure at the DTM’s tyre choice for the 2021 season, saying Michelin’s S8M compound “doesn’t work" for the M6 GT3.
Ex-Formula 1 racer Christian Klien says he never seriously considered racing in the DTM until the championship’s move to GT3 cars presented an opportunity to contest a part campaign in 2021.
The DTM is still without a fuel partner with just a month to go for the start of its first GT3 season at Monza in June.
The disparity in performance between different manufacturers in DTM pre-season testing has prompted discussions regarding the true performance of the cars, with many questioning why Audi and BMW were so far off the pace.