DTM: Double the show to kick off

Hockenheim, March 17, 2015

With a bang this year's DTM season starts at the Hockenheim Ring: It is on the first race weekend pass ( April 30 to May 3 ) not only two DTM championship races, but also a spectacular guest appearance Rally Cross Championship. The DTM organizers want to inspire with this hot combination more viewers for the race series. " For the fans, that's great. We offer more action and double the show. I can not imagine that there will be more down to business ," advertises Bruno Spengler, 2012 won the championship with BMW, for the opening weekend.

A route for the rally cross World Championship race

For the official FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup in motodrome specifically a route is established, which combines fast asphalt sections with off-road sections and jump elements. "It is fantastic that the common event works ," says Mattias Ekström pleased that the DTM champion was washed twice with Audi and regularly denies rallycross runs with his own team.

24 DTM racers at the start

In the 2015er DTM Audi, BMW and Mercedes come with eight cars against each other. The drivers are next to Marco Wittmann, the current champion of the DTM with BMW, including seven former champion of the touring car series. Mattias Ekström (2004/2007), Timo Scheider (2008/2009) and Mike Rockenfeller (2013 ) are among the squad of Audi. Wittmann, Bruno Spengler ( 2012) and Martin Tomczyk (2011 ) start for BMW and Gary Paffett (2005) and Paul Di Resta ( 2010) for Mercedes-Benz.

New race format: Two championship rounds

Already on opening weekend, the new race format Premiere: First launch two equivalent races per weekend. In all events, there are both on Saturday and on Sunday at a championship run, for which there is every full championship points. Both days will also decide a 20-minute qualifying session on the starting positions of the next race.

On Saturday, no tire change

The races on Saturday and Sunday differ in their duration and the number of pit stops. On Saturday, the race takes 40 minutes plus a complete round with no tire change is provided. The driver will therefore have to contend with a single set of tires for the entire race distance, which is a special challenge. Sunday's race takes 60 minutes plus a full round. Here, the driver must drive their box for a tire change once.

Comprehensive Framework Programme

2015 again partner series provide the supporting program of the DTM Motorsport ?? especially the Formula 3 Championship, which is regarded as a springboard to the DTM and Formula 1. In addition, the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany is with its 460 hp Cup - yourselfers as well as provide for action, the one-make series premiere of the Audi TT Sport Cup.

Advance sale tickets cheaper

In advance the best weekend ticket for 35 euros is to have ( box office: 40 € ). Paddock Tickets cost € 25 for all categories ( box office: 30 € ). And: The Family ticket is only in advance and no longer available at the box office. It can be had for two adults and two children up to 14 years for 135 euros and also allows access to the paddock . (HD)