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SUPER GT's Honda, Nissan and Lexus are unlikely to supply a Class One engine to R-Motorsport in 2020, leaving BMW as the leading candidate for the Aston Martin DTM team.
Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy took pole position for the first Dream Race between SUPER GT and DTM, with Audi's Loic Duval leading the German contingent in second.
Jenson Button heroics aside, it was always naive to expect three SUPER GT teams to arrive at Hockenheim for a toe-in-the-water exercise and match the DTM in its season finale right off the bat. But the first two days of running at Fuji ahead of the much-heralded Dream Race suggests a true head-to-head battle could be in the offing.
Jann Mardenborough set the quickest time in Friday practice ahead of this weekend's SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji, as Rene Rast led the DTM field.
DTM boss Gerhard Berger has explained that the series' vision of a new futuristic touring car series offers something "completely different" to Formula E.
The DTM has presented a futuristic vision for a "revolutionary" new touring car series that could run in support of the German category.
DTM boss Gerhard Berger says it is too early to expect SUPER GT's Japanese manufacturers to make full-time moves into the German-based series.
BMW says it has no concerns over its driver line-up for the first pair of joint races between SUPER GT and DTM at Fuji Speedway in November.
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says there are “lots of reasons” for the British sportscar manufacturer to consider an expansion into SUPER GT’s top GT500 class.
BMW has completed its line-up for the joint-races between DTM and SUPER GT at Fuji next month with Marco Wittmann, completing the seven-car DTM field.
Nico Muller ended the DTM season with victory in torrential conditions at Hockenheim after bizarre early scenes that included an Aston Martin catching fire and a SUPER GT car crashing.
Audi's Nico Muller will start the final DTM race of 2019 at Hockenheim from pole position, while qualifying pacesetter Mike Rockenfeller will line up sixth after a grid penalty earned during Saturday's race.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Jenson Button has explained the most difficult aspects of his drive to ninth at Hockenheim in the first joint-race between the DTM and SUPER GT.
Two-time DTM champion Rene Rast defeated his 2019 title rival Marco Wittmann to win the Hockenheim opener, as Jenson Button rallied from a slow pitstop to earn a top 10 finish.
Audi's Rene Rast took his eighth pole of the DTM season at Hockenheim as one-time Formula 1 champion Jenson Button took a surprise sixth as the best-placed SUPER GT driver.
BMW's Marco Wittmann set the fastest time in practice at Hockenheim as the DTM and SUPER GT cars hit the track together for the first time this weekend.