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DTM: Russia race canceled, start of the season only in June

DTM season doesn’t start until June

The DTM cancels the opening race in Russia and reduces the calendar. The GT3 era starts on June 19 in Monza.

2021 the DTM starts into a new era. GT3 vehicles are used instead of Class One cars. Instead of two manufacturers, there will be at least five. But the corona pandemic is also shaking up the DTM calendar. The start has to be postponed by almost a month.

The season was supposed to start on May 29th with a race on Igora Drive in St. Petersburg. But the Russia race has been canceled, the calendar shrinks from nine events and 18 races to eight stations and 16 races.

The start will take place on June 19th on the Italian high-speed circuit from Monza.

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The start will take place on June 19th on the Italian high-speed circuit from Monza. The rest of the DTM calendar remains untouched. Means: On the 3rd / 4th On July 24th and 25th the DTM will be at the Norisring. July at the Lausitzring, on 7./8. August in Zolder, on 21./22. August at the Nürburgring, on 4th / 5th September at the Red Bull Ring, on 18./19. September in Assen and finally on 2/3. October to the finale in Hockenheim.

These drivers, teams and cars are fixed

So far, five racing teams have also been confirmed: The Rosberg championship team is back as well as Abt Sportsline. While Abt will continue to work with Audi and use two Audi R8 LMS Evo (5.2 liter V10 vacuum cleaners), it is still unclear with which manufacturer Rosberg is cooperating.
Three new teams are also already fixed: Ex-Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button brings his racing team Jenson Team Rocket RJN into the DTM. A McLaren 720S GT3 (4.0-liter V6 turbo) will be used, of which 2 Seas Motorsport from Bahrain will also bring two into the DTM. GruppeM Racing relies on a Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo (6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8).
It is also certain that at least two Ferrari 488 GT3s (3.9-liter V8 turbo) will be competing in the DTM. The task force is not yet officially known. What is clear, however, is that these two cars will be financed by Red Bull. Alexander Albon and Liam Lawson are at the wheel – at least in all races that do not overlap with Formula 1.

DTM calendar 2021

19./20. June Monza
3rd / 4th July Norisring
24./25. July Lausitzring
7/8 August Zolder
21./22. August Nürburgring
4th / 5th September Red Bull Ring
18./19. September Assen
2nd / 3rd October Hockenheim

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