A novelty in the DTM: double action at Lausitzring

A novelty in the DTM: double action at Lausitzring

12.08.2020: • 14th-16th August: battle between Audi and BMW in new conditions • Only one week later: Lausitzring again, but a different track lay-out • After season opener at Spa: runner-up Nico Müller and Audi first points’ leaders • Closer to the action: S

•    14th-16th August: battle between Audi and BMW in new conditions

•    Only one week later: Lausitzring again, but a different track lay-out

•    After season opener at Spa: runner-up Nico Müller and Audi first points’ leaders

•    Closer to the action: SAT.1 and the new streaming platform grid.dtm.com provide varied perspectives







The DTM’s first double-header is imminent: at the Lausitzring, the 640hp strong cars of Audi and BMW will be taking upon each other during the second round this weekend (14th-16th August). Only one week later, the third round will follow at the same venue, albeit at a different track configuration.




After the successful season opener of the leading touring car race series at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, last year’s runner-up Nico Müller (Switzerland) and Audi are the first points’ leaders of the year. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, spectators aren’t admitted in the Lausitz either.





However, SAT.1 is broadcasting the races live on German TV (Saturday and Sunday from 13.00 hrs) while the new streaming platform grid.dtm.com is providing fascinating footage from selected sessions, various camera perspectives and coverage of the support series, live and on demand on the screens at home and on mobile devices.





Little time, a lot of work: teams and drivers remain at Lausitzring




Unlike the Spa season opener, where practice, qualifying sessions and both races were jam-packed into two days, the DTM weekend will return to its usual schedule at Lausitzring with a pair of free practice sessions on Friday and one qualifying and a race (start at 13.30 hrs) each on Saturday and Sunday.



After that, all the teams and (almost) all drivers remain in the Lausitz region until the next event. While the teams will get the spectacular touring cars with their powerful, yet efficient two-litre turbocharged engines back in excellent condition within the shortest time, the drivers will complete their usual fitness programme and also work together with the engineers to improve the set-up for the 4.570 kilometres long Grand Prix circuit, the technical challenge for the third DTM season round.





Spectators planned for fourth DTM round at Assen



At Lausitzring, the DTM again will have to make do without the direct support from fans on-site. However, the organising ITR is confident that spectators will be adding to the colourful DTM fascination on the grandstands pretty soon again.



According to the current planning status, 10,000 spectators each on Saturday and Sunday will be admitted for the fourth season round of the 2020 DTM at Assen in The Netherlands, 4th-6th September (tickets can be ordered at 49 Euros from the DTM Ticket Shop tickets.dtm.com or from the DTM-Tickethotline +49 1806 386 386). Further DTM events are to follow this example.




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12.08.2020 / MaP

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