Hot DTM action in the heart of Cologne

This weekend, the most popular international touring-car series will come to Cologne.

Hot DTM action in the heart of Cologne
Bruno Spengler, BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM
Christian Vietoris, Mercedes AMG DTM-Team HWA DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe
Nico Müller, Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS 5 DTM
Nico Müller, Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS 5 DTM
Bruno Spengler, BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM
Bruno Spengler, BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM
Nico Müller, Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS 5 DTM

On Saturday, 9th August, DTM will showcase itself from 12:00 to 16:00hrs CEST (11:00 to 15:00hrs BST) with a colourful stage program on the ‘Neumarkt’. Visitors who come to this marketplace located in the heart of the city will have the chance of witnessing the activities of DTM drivers Nico Müller (Audi), Bruno Spengler (BMW) and local hero Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz) from Lissendorf / Eifel at close range.

And those who want to witness the entire field of the planet’s best touring car drivers live and in action definitely should make a trip to the Nürburgring, on the following weekend. From 15th to 17th August, the Eifel will be the venue of the seventh round of the 10-race DTM season and another thriller in the battle for the championship lead is guaranteed. After all, the season to date featured numerous spectacular and entertaining races, with four drivers having made it to the highest step on the podium, so far.

23 drivers, among them six former champions plus the reigning DTM Champion, are battling it out for the race wins, in DTM’s anniversary season. DTM is celebrating its 30th anniversary, this year and so, the German premium-car manufacturers involved, DTM, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, do not only showcase there 2014 DTM racers, on Cologne’s ‘Neumarkt’ but also historic DTM cars.

The program of DTM’s Cologne appearance on Saturday comprises autographing sessions, interviews, competitions and music as well as photo shoots with the grid girls. Meanwhile, the DTM drivers, Müller, Spengler and Vietoris, will be accompanied by colleagues racing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and the German Porsche Carrera Cup to provide the visitors with an extensive prospect of the race action they will be able to witness at the Nürburgring.

At the ‘DTM Showtruck’, experts representing DEKRA and the Nürburgring Driving Safety Centre (where driving-safety courses allow you to learn to realise and practice dangerous situations you possibly may have to cope with in the day-to-day traffic) inform the visitors on safety topics. How, for instance, to get out of a crashed car that landed on its roof – a situation that even can be practiced by the visitors in the ADAC rollover simulator.

At the end if the day, the trip to the ‘Neumarkt’ provides far more than just a prospect of the motor-racing highlight at the Nürburgring on the following weekend. The exhibits also draw the visitors’ attention to the topic safety – on both the racetrack and public roads.

DTM

shares
comments
Torrid weekend for Paffett at the Red Bull Ring
Previous article

Torrid weekend for Paffett at the Red Bull Ring

Next article

DTM power in Cologne’s historic city

DTM power in Cologne’s historic city
Load comments
Jamie Green: The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival Prime

Jamie Green: The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival

On his rise through the ranks before reaching Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton was usually a cut above the rest. But he never truly asserted himself over a Mercedes-backed fellow Briton who traded single-seaters for touring cars and is now seeking new opportunities after a year largely spent on the sidelines.

DTM
Dec 18, 2021
How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions Prime

How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions

OPINION: The scenes at the Norisring as Mercedes used blatant team orders to secure the first DTM title of the new GT3 era totally undermined the credibility of the championship. But as well as overshadowing the season, it also presents uncomfortable questions to series bosses about the direction it is headed in.

DTM
Oct 12, 2021
How Audi's new DTM flagbearer is closing on his "childhood dream" Prime

How Audi's new DTM flagbearer is closing on his "childhood dream"

Having learned the ropes in GT3 alongside Rene Rast, Kelvin van der Linde is in line to take up the three-time champion's baton as Audi's new DTM king. From humble origins in South Africa, it's been a remarkable journey so far for the current series leader, but he knows that the 2021 title is a long way from settled just yet.

DTM
Sep 18, 2021
The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive Prime

The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive

Switching to GT3 regulations marked a fresh start for the DTM in 2021, but it has also drawn a line in the sand against other series using similar cars by engaging AVL Racing to develop a bespoke Balance of Performance system. Here’s how it works.

DTM
Jul 23, 2021
The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars Prime

The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars

OPINION: Facing collapse last year, the DTM has shifted its philosophy from a championship for silhouette-based touring cars to GT machines not too dissimilar to those racing across multiple series worldwide. But despite some initial BoP-based teething troubles, there were some pleasant findings as the 'new DTM' got underway at Monza

DTM
Jun 22, 2021
Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM Prime

Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM

The DTM moves into its bold new GT3 era with welcome support from Red Bull, which enters two AF Corse-run Ferraris. That includes one for ex-F1 driver Alex Albon, who’s determined to make a success of his GT switch

DTM
Jun 17, 2021
The slow-burner threatening to unseat Audi's DTM king Prime

The slow-burner threatening to unseat Audi's DTM king

It's taken him a while to emerge as a consistent title challenger, but in the final year of DTM's Class One ruleset, Nico Muller has smoothed the rough edges and has double champion stablemate Rene Rast working harder than ever to keep up in the title race.

DTM
Oct 14, 2020
Does 2000 hold the answers to the DTM's current crisis? Prime

Does 2000 hold the answers to the DTM's current crisis?

It's 20 years since the DTM roared back into life at a packed Hockenheim with a back-to-basics approach as the antidote to its high-tech past. Now it's on its knees again, so is it time to recall the lessons learned in 2000?

DTM
May 28, 2020