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KTM could join DTM this year with Red Bull backing

KTM could make its debut in the new-look DTM this year with the new X-Bow car in a project backed by Red Bull, Motorsport.com's sister platform Motorsport-Total.com (Germany) reports.

Mercedes wants open exhaust system in DTM this year

Mercedes wants the DTM to introduce open exhaust systems in the series this year to boost the sound made by the cars.

Porsche team's DTM plans thwarted by car unavailability

Speed Monkeys’ plans to step up to the DTM have been thwarted by the unavailability of a used Porsche 911 GT3 R at a competitive price.

Ghiotto, Floersch set to race in DTM in 2021

Formula 2 race winner Luca Ghiotto and ex-Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch are both poised to race in the DTM for the series' first season under GT3 regulations.

Porsche team "really optimistic" about entering DTM

The Speed Monkeys team is in an “advanced planning stage” to field a Porsche 911 GT3 R in the DTM this year for reigning DTM Trophy champion Tim Heinemann.

DTM made failed bid for Hulkenberg to race Lamborghini

Gerhard Berger had planned a Lamborghini all-star team comprising Nico Hulkenberg and Jacques Villeneuve for the 2021 DTM season but he ultimately failed to strike a deal, Motorsport.com has learned. 

Ex-F1 driver Klien to contest part campaign in DTM

Former Formula 1 driver Christian Klien has revealed that he will contest selected rounds of the 2021 DTM season in a Mercedes AMG GT3.

Paffett in frame for DTM return with Mercedes team

Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett is set to make a surprise return to the series in 2021 with Mercedes' customer Mucke Motorsport.

Auer set to return to Mercedes fold in the DTM

Lucas Auer is poised to return to the DTM as a factory driver for Mercedes in 2021, Motorsport.com can reveal.

Aston Martin could be represented on 2021 DTM grid

Aston Martin could be represented on the 2021 DTM grid, having entered talks with the Racing One team about an entry with a Vantage GT3.

2 Seas' DTM participation in doubt after Mercedes switch

The participation of 2 Seas Motorsport in the 2021 DTM season appears in doubt following the squad’s switch from McLaren to Mercedes machinery.

Mercedes evaluating supporting customer teams in DTM

Mercedes is in discussions with the DTM regarding the possibility of supporting customer teams in the series, according to AMG customer support coordinator Thomas Jager. 

Albon set to race Ferrari as part of Red Bull DTM programme

Alex Albon and Liam Lawson are set to race Ferrari 488 GT3s in the DTM as part of Red Bull’s return to the category, Motorsport.com has learned.

Audi could use DTM engine in its 'electric' Dakar entry

Audi’s Class One-spec DTM engine could find its way into the manufacturer’s upcoming ‘electric’ Dakar Rally challenger in 2022, Motorsport.com has learned.

Audi set to quit Formula E, start LMDh project

Audi is set to end its involvement in Formula E in favour of a return to top-flight sportscar racing with a new LMDh project.

Porsche will not modify 911 GT3 for DTM's new rules

Porsche has ruled out upgrading its 911 GT3 R to make the car compatible with the GT Pro regulations that are set to be introduced in the DTM next year.

Why the DTM made a U-turn on driving aids

The DTM has agreed to allow driving aids such as traction control and ABS in 2021, despite having originally not intended to use them for the series’ new GT3 era.

Marquardt steps down from BMW Motorsport

Jens Marquardt has stepped down from his role as the director of BMW Motorsport, as first revealed by Motorsport.com earlier on Friday.

DTM set to abandon standing starts in 2021

The DTM is set to adopt rolling starts when it moves to GT3-based cars in 2021, following resistance from manufacturers to upgrade their cars to cope with standing starts.

BMW could give new M4 GT3 car early DTM debut

BMW could consider giving its underdevelopment M4 GT3 car an early debut in the 2021 DTM season, according to the marque’s motorsport director Jens Marquardt.

The other fight DTM faces to ensure its survival

The promoter of the DTM, the ITR, continues to face a battle to secure the survival of the long-running German series, but it has also been reeling from financial losses for some time.

DTM to present GT Plus formula for 2021 season

The ITR is set to submit the draft for a ‘GT Plus’ DTM formula to Germany’s motorsport federation before the end of August, Motorsport.com has learned.

DTM to probe Rast over illegal P2P use at Spa

Audi driver Rene Rast has been summoned by the DTM over allegedly using the P2P boost in an illegal manner during the season opener at Spa Francorchamps Circuit earlier this month.

DTM set to bring back pitstop window in 2020

The DTM is set to introduce a number of changes to the sporting regulations for the 2020 season, including a return of pitstops window, Motorsport.com has learned.

Audi could extend DTM stay with GT3 formula

Audi has not ruled out staying in the DTM in some capacity beyond the end of the 2020 season, despite announcing its exit from the series in April.

LMDh or upgraded GT3 cars? DTM's most likely future options

A move to beefed-up GT3 cars has emerged as the most likely option for the DTM’s post-Audi future, Motorsport.com can reveal, with LMDh machinery also in contention.

Audi set to expand DTM effort to nine cars

Audi is poised to expand its DTM programme to nine entries in 2020 by putting its test car to use, Motorsport.com understands.

DTM "too expensive" for private teams - HWA

HWA boss Ulrich Fritz has admitted that the DTM is “too expensive” for privateers following R-Motorsport’s exit after a single year in the category.

Audi internal restructuring casts doubt on DTM future

A forthcoming internal restructuring at Audi could put the German manufacturer's involvement in the DTM at risk beyond the 2020 season, Motorsport.com has learned.

Kubica's DTM deal set to be announced imminently

Robert Kubica’s move to the DTM in a customer BMW entry will be announced in a press conference on Thursday, Motorsport.com has learned.

Aberdein poised for works BMW DTM drive

Jonathan Aberdein looks set to fill the final factory seat at BMW for the 2020 DTM season, Motorsport.com has learned, marking the end of his association with Audi.

Kubica linked to customer BMW DTM drive

Robert Kubica could compete in the DTM this year with a customer BMW squad after joining the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team as its reserve driver.

Aberdein in line for Norisring Audi DTM drive

Jonathan Aberdein is set to miss out on a full-time DTM drive in 2020, but could take Robin Frijns' Audi seat for next year's Norisring round, Motorsport.com understands.

Zolder's status as DTM curtain-raiser in doubt

The DTM says it is "currently reviewing" a date clash between the series' opener at Zolder and the FIA World Endurance Championship's Spa round.

Auer targets endurance racing drive for 2020

Red Bull Formula 1 junior and Super Formula driver Lucas Auer says he is targeting endurance racing in the future and has "several options in Japan and Europe" for 2020.

Porsche Supercup team in BMW DTM talks

Porsche Supercup team Fach Auto Tech is in negotiations with BMW over becoming the manufacturer's customer team in the DTM for 2020.  

BMW evaluating restructuring of DTM programme

BMW is evaluating a restructuring of its DTM programme for 2020 as it continues talks with Motopark over a customer project.

Rosberg: DTM will need to go electric to survive

Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg believes that the DTM will be forced to adopt electric power within the next decade to survive.

Red Bull confirms scrapped plans for Honda-powered DTM car

The R-Motorsport DTM project was originally going to feature Honda power and backing from Red Bull, the energy drinks company’s motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has revealed.