This weekend will mark Porsche’s debut within the DTM, with SSR Efficiency fielding the most recent iteration of 911 GT3 R for reigning ADAC GT champion Michael Ammermuller.
For all its historical past in motorsport, together with a file 19 wins on the Le Mans 24 Hours, Porsche has by no means had any presence in its homegrown championship.
Its lengthy overdue entry means the DTM will lastly realise its dream of pitting Germany’s 4 largest producers towards one another, with Mercedes, Audi and BMW already operating factory-supported groups within the sequence.
SSR Efficiency and Ammermuller aren’t the one additions to the Nurburgring DTM grid. Christian Klien will return behind the wheel of a JP Motorsport McLaren 720S after making his debut at Zolder, whereas two extra Mercedes AMG GT3s will take to the grid because of new entries for Hubert Haupt (HRT) and Luca Stolz (Toksport).
In all, there will likely be 23 automobiles on the grid this weekend, the very best seen within the DTM in 5 years.
Nurburgring DTM session timings within the UK
The Nurburgring DTM spherical runs throughout three days, beginning with two 45-minute follow classes on Friday.
The opening qualifying will happen on Saturday morning, adopted by the race itself at 12:30pm BST.
The identical Saturday format will likely be repeated the following day, albeit with qualifying beginning barely earlier at 9:15am BST.
Friday twentieth August 2021
- Free Observe 1: 11:25am-12:10pm BST (12:25pm-1:10pm native)
- Free Observe 2: 2:30pm-3:15pm BST (3:30pm-4:15pm native)
Saturday twenty first August 2021
- Qualifying 1: 9:20am-9:40am BST (10:20am-10:40am native)
- Race 1: 12:30pm BST (1:30pm native)
Sunday twenty second August 2021
- Qualifying 2: 9:15am-9:35am BST (10:15am-10:35am native)
- Race 2: 12:30pm BST (1:30pm native)
How can I watch the Nurburgring DTM races?
BT Sport is the official broadcaster for the DTM within the UK.
Saturday’s race will likely be proven dwell on BT Sport 2, with protection beginning at 12:15pm.
BT Sport 3 will carry dwell protection of the second race of the weekend.
Can I stream the Nurburgring DTM spherical?
Since final yr, the DTM has been offering a free livestream on its web site for viewers the world over. Check out the DTM Grid for extra data.
What number of laps are the Nurburgring DTM races?
Each Nurburgring races will run to a period of 55 minutes plus one lap, with the DTM sustaining the identical format as used final yr.
Will there be followers at Nurburgring?
Sure, a restricted variety of followers will likely be allowed on the Nurburgring. To buy tickets, click here.
Nico Müller, Audi Sport Crew Abt Sportsline, Audi RS 5 DTM lead the formation lap
Picture by: Alexander Trienitz