DTM conquers Europe
DTM is looking for the possibility of adding more races outside Germany in the 2016 season with Portugal and Spain as the most likely destinations.
Races in the Netherlands, Austria and Russia were already included in the 2015 calendar, but it seems that DTM is interested in adding more international circuits to the series.
The Boavista street circuit in Porto looks like one of the most possible hosts of DTM race in the next year. Paulo Campos, a director at Portuguese Motorsport Federation, said that the north of Portugal has a long tradition of motorsport and is interested to host DTM, especially with a Portuguese driver. The series already visited Portugal once, back in 2004 with a race in Estoril.
“We already have WRC and WTCC, so we are in talks to secure DTM in Porto,” Campos said.
Another potentially interesting destination for DTM is the Jarama track in Spain, located 30 kilometres north of Madrid. DTM had races in Spain in the past – in Barcelona between 2006 and 2009, and in Valencia between 2010 and 2012. Manufacturers have confirmed their interest in a race at Jarama circuit which is described as a very desirable location.
China also remains very attractive to DTM. The race in Guangzhou held in 2014 was rated as very successful, but in the last moment was substituted with a return to Zandvoort in 2015.
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