Few more changes in the DTM
The DTM will increase the drivers’ use of the DRS during the race as the series pushes for more overtaking in 2015 season.
From this season onwards, drivers will now be able to use the DRS system three times in a lap, but they must be each be within one second of the car in front during the detection zone to engage the overtaking aid. Last year, the drivers had to be within two seconds of each other to engage the system but could only receive the use of the overtaking device on one occasion per lap.
In addition to the overtaking innovation, the teams will now also have to tackle the revamped qualifyng and race-double header with a reduced supply of tyres for 2015.
Instead of receiving five sets of tyres, each car will be supplied with four sets of the new Hankook control rubbers. The DTM outlawed the soft option at the end of the last season.
“Providing the spectators enthralling motor racing and top class entertainment is our top priority. To do so, spectacular overtakings on the track and thrilling races up to the final lap are a must. That’s exactly what DTM has been providing for many years. This is the reason why it is one of the most attractive race series in the world,” reasoned DTM boss Hans Werner Aufrecht.