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Is German Touring Car Racing Coming To The United States?

Posted in General, NASCAR, Newsworthy, Racing by Kurt Ernst | October 18th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

According to Autoblog, the answer is probably yes, beginning in 2013. If German Touring Car (DTM) promoter ITR has their way, the series will run six races tied to NASCAR events in 2013, as well as six races tied to Grand-Am events. Why the two year delay? DTM technical rules will change in 2012, and ITR wants to take the series global under the new rules. They’re also working with the Japanese motorsport federation to adopt common rules for the GT500 class of Super GT, which would allow the Japanese teams to compete in the DTM series as well.

BMW, who recently announced their return to DTM racing, is in favor of such as series, as it would allow them to showcase their cars on a world stage. From a fan perspective, German Touring Car racing is some of the best wheel-to-wheel action in the world, and I’d love to see it on these shores. I’m not sure NASCAR is the right venue to partner with, but they certainly draw a larger audience than IndyCar, Grand Am or the American LeMans series. Besides, I find it ironic that DTM could bring “stock car” racing back to stock car racing.

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