DTM Technical changes announced for the 2017 season.

DTM Technical changes announced for the 2017 season.

19.03.2017: More power, less downforce: the DTM technical regulations for the 2017 season have been amended in key areas to place more emphasis

More power, less downforce: the DTM technical regulations for the 2017 season have been amended in key areas to place more emphasis on driver ability. A larger air restrictor means that the engines in the DTM cars can now call on over 500 HP.



The front splitter, underbody and rear diffusor have been changed and chassis clearance increased. Changes have also been made to the rear wing and the connected DRS (Drag Reduction System).



Last year’s rear wings could be completely folded away at the press of a button. However, in 2017, just the upper profile (or gurney flap) of the wing can be flattened, thus increasing the effectiveness of the DRS.



 The new Hankook tyres provide more grip initially, before losing more grip than before as the race progresses. In conjunction with the other changes, this results in DTM cars that drive very differently and challenge the drivers much more than before.

 

- Ingo Lehbrink, photo BMW

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19.03.2017 / MaP

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