Assen DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

The DTM travels to Assen on September 17-19 for the sixth round of the 2021 season. Find out where to watch it and how.

Assen DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

This is only the third time the Dutch venue is hosting a DTM round, having made its debut on the calendar only in 2019.

Much of the attention will be on the title battle as the championship nears conclusion, with the final three spread over just four weekends.

Audi star Kelvin van der Linde continues to lead the championship heading to Assen, but his points lead received a severe hit when Red Bull protege Liam Lawson took a double win in Austria last time out.

The gap between the two drivers currently stands at just 12 points, with Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz another four points back and very much in the title fight.

Assen DTM session timings

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

10:15

11:15

12:15

06:15

03:15

20:15

19:15

15:45

FP2

13:15

14:15

15:15

09:15

06:15

23:15

22:15

18:45

Qualifying 1

08:15

09:15

10:15

04:15

01:15

18:15

17:15

13:45
Race 1 11:30

12:30

13:30

07:30

04:30

21:30

20:30

17:00
Qualifying 2

08:00

09:00

10:00

04:20

01:20

18:20

17:20

13:30

Race 2

11:30

12:30 13:30

07:30

04:30

21:30

20:30

17:00

2021 Assen DTM session timings in the UK 

Friday 17th September 2021

  • Free Practice 1 - 11:15-12:00 BST
  • Free Practice 2 - 14:15-15:00 BST

Saturday 18th September 2021

  • Qualifying 1 - 09:15-09:35 BST
  • Race 1 -  12:30 BST

Sunday 19th September 2021

  • Qualifying 2 - 09:00-09:20
  • Race 2 - 12:30 BST

2021 Assen DTM session timings in Europe 

Friday 17th September 2021

  • Free Practice 1 - 12:15-13:00 CEST
  • Free Practice 2 - 15:15-16:00 CEST

Saturday 18th September 2021

  • Qualifying 1 - 10:15-10:35 CEST
  • Race 1 - 13:30 CEST

Sunday 19th September 2021

  • Qualifying 2 - 10:00-10:20 CEST
  • Race - 13:30 CEST

2021 Assen DTM session timings in the US

Friday 17th September 2021

  • Free Practice 1-  06:15-07:00 ET / 03:15-04:00 PT
  • Free Practice 2 - 09:15-10:00 ET / 06:15-07:00 PT

Saturday 18th September 2021

  • Qualifying 1 - 04:15-04:35 ET / 01:15-01:35 PT
  • Race 1 - 07:30 ET / 04:30 PT

Sunday 19th September 2021

  • Qualifying 2 - 04:00-04:20 ET / 01:00-01:20 PT
  • Race 2 -  07:30 ET / 04:30 PT 

2021 Assen DTM session timings in Australia

Friday 17th September 2021

  • Free Practice 1 - 20:15-21:00 AEST
  • Free Practice 2 - 23:15-00:00 AEST 

Saturday 18th September 2021

  • Qualifying 1 - 18:15-18:35 AEST
  • Race 1 - 21:30 AEST

Sunday 19th September 2021

  • Qualifying 2 - 18:00-18:00 AEST
  • Race 2 - 21:30 AEST

2021 Assen DTM session timings in Africa

Friday 17th September 2021

  • Free Practice 1 - 12:15-13:00 SAT / 13:15-14:00 EAT 
  • Free Practice 2 -15:15-16:00 SAT / 16:15-17:00 EAT

Saturday 18th September 2021

  • Qualifying 1 - 10:15-10:35 SAT / 11:15-11:35 EAT
  • Race 1 - 13:30 SAT / 14:30 SAT

Sunday 19th September 2021

  • Qualifying 2 - 10:00-10:20 SAT / 11:00-11:20 EAT
  • Race - 13:30 SAT / 14:30 SAT

2021 Assen DTM session timings in Japan

Friday 17th September 2021

  • Free Practice 1 - 19:15-20:00 JST 
  • Free Practice 2 - 22:15-23:00 JST

Saturday 18th September 2021

  • Qualifying 1 -17:15-17:35 JST 
  • Race 1 - 20:30 JST

Sunday 19th September 2021

  • Qualifying 2 -17:00-17:20 JST
  • Race - 20:30 JST

2021 Assen DTM session timings in India

Friday 17th September 2021

  • Free Practice 1 - 15:45-16:30 IST 
  • Free Practice 2 -18:45-19:30 IST

Saturday 18th September 2021

  • Qualifying 1 - 13:45-14:05 IST 
  • Race 1 - 17:00 IST

Sunday 19th September 2021

  • Qualifying 2 - 13:30-13:50 IST
  • Race 2 - 17:00 IST

How can I watch the Assen DTM races?

Europe

  • Austria - ServusTV
  • France - Automoto La Chaine
  • Germany - Sat.1 / ServusTV
  • Ireland - BT Sport
  • Monaco - Automoto La Chaine
  • Netherlands - Ziggo Sport
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Sport TV
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - BT Sport 3 / BT Sport ESPN

Americas

  • Canada - Motor Trend on Demand
  • USA - Motor Trend on Demand

Africa:

  • Egypt: beIN Sports

Asia

  • Bahrain - beIN Sports
  • China - IQIYI Sports
  • India - Autocar India YouTube
  • Indonesia - Mola TV
  • Japan - J Sports
  • Malaysia - beIN Sports
  • Phillippines - beIN Sports
  • Qatar - beIN Sports
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Singapore - beIN Sports
  • Thailand - beIN Sports
  • United Arab Emirates - beIN Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - beIN Sports
  • New Zealand - beIN Sports / Three

Can I stream the Assen DTM round?

Since last year, the DTM has been providing a free livestream on its website for viewers across the world. Check out the DTM Grid for more information.

How many laps are the Assen DTM races?

Both Assen races will run to a duration of 55 minutes plus one lap, with the DTM maintaining the same format as used last year.

Will there be fans at Assen?

Yes, fans will be allowed at the Assen. To purchase tickets, click here.

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