Slight changes in the DTM calendar for 2017
The calendar for the 2017 DTM season has been released. The calendar features nine race weekends with 18 races again, on the same race tracks as in 2016, but slightly rescheduled.
The season wil start on May 5 at Hockenheimring and will end on October 15 at the same circuit. In addition to the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the traditional venue of the season kick-off and season finale, the calendar also features the Lausitzring, Hungaroring, Norisring, Moscow Raceway, Circuit Park Zandvoort, Nürburgring and Red Bull Ring.
The same eight venues as in 2016
The season opener at Hockenheimring will again have World Rallycross Championship round in the support programme. The next stop for the teams and drivers will be the Lausitzring (May 19-21). This race meeting will also host ADAC GT Masters event. A month later, the DTM fraternity will travel to the Hungaroring, for the fifth and sixth rounds of the season. Two weeks later, Norisring will be the fourth round of the championship, between June 30 and July 2. And then, before the summer break, it’s time for the longest haul of the year as DTM hits the road to Russia’s Moscow Raceway (July 21-23).
After the summer break, the season is continued from August 18th to 20th at the Dutch dune circuit Zandvoort. Afterwards, at the Nürburgring, DTM will start into the final third of its season. In 2016, Red Bull Ring hosted the second round, for 2017 the event is rescheduled as the penultimate round, from 22nd to 24th September. And the grand season finale traditionally will be staged by Hockenheim, from 13th to 15th October.
The 2017 DTM calendar:
May 5-7: Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg
May 19-21: Lausitzring
June 16-18: Hungaroring (Hungary)
June 30 – July 2: Norisring
July 21-23: Moscow Raceway (Russia)
August 18-20: Circuit Park Zandvoort (Netherlands)
September 8-10: Nürburgring
September 22-24: Red Bull Ring Spielberg (Austria)
October 13-15: Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg