The DTM prepares another small revolution for 2018


Times of changes in the DTM. The season 2017 began with a technique to get more powerful cars, with reduced wind and tire softer. Changes in the resalidas, saying goodbye to the heaters of tires and adjustments in the duration of the sessions ended up completing this small great revolution. Of face-to-2018, the promoter of the DTM will return to kick the hornet’s nest, although Audi, BMW and Mercedes will be faced with changes of lower importance. For the moment, the organizer has confirmed weight reduction for the DTM, with new changes in the procedure in the pit lane, and a calendar of ten appointments, and twenty races.

once the ballasts of compensation have fallen into oblivion, the new regulation fixed the minimum total weight of the vehicle and the pilot to 1.115 kilograms, so that will be 10 pounds lighter than the cars of 2017. The basis weight of the pilots will remain the same with a ‘minimum weight’ of 84 kilos which is adjusted with ballast, so that the Audi RS 5, BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe will credit 1.031 kilograms in the balance with a tolerance of plus/minus two kilos. In addition, nine mechanical instead of eight will be able to intervene at the pit stops.

finally, the regulation pattern the DTM in 2018 will have ten tests with two sleeves for appointment, resulting in 20 runs. The extension of the calendar, it seems that it will serve to open the championship to other countries because between the plans of the ITR is back to Great Britain and Italy. The strong interest that exists for the return of the DTM to the islands will serve to the contest to compete in Brands Hatch or Donington Park. For its part, Italy claims its site in the DTM and it does so with a test that will be raced at Misano. The championship is not pisa Italy since it ran in 2010 in Adria.