As too many races were deliberate exterior Germany, no Championship (Meisterschaft) standing was granted by the DMSB, and the DTM initials now stand for Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Masters). The extension of the contract within the function of Single Tire Supplier for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is an integral part of Pirelli’s dedication and involvement in the racing world. Pirelli is the Exclusive Tire Supplier of the FIA Formula One World Championship® since 2010 and is traditionally concerned in the World Rally Championship, FIM Motocross World Championship, FIM Endurance World Championship and all the most prestigious four and two-wheel motor competitions as well as in quite a few national championships.
From 2000 onwards, this new DTM continued the previous Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (German Touring Car Championship) and ITC (International Touring Car Championship) which had been discontinued after 1996 as a result of excessive costs. Racing Point F1 Team uses Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ power units. For sponsorship functions, these engines are rebadged as “BWT Mercedes”. The Racing Point RP19, the automotive Racing Point is utilizing in the course of the 2019 season, pictured right here throughout pre-season testing. The group’s drivers for the 2019 season are Sergio Pérez and Lance Stroll, with the staff making its racing debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix.
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Mercedes-Benz won their first race in 1st Hockenheimring spherical, in addition to the series title. In July 2017, Mercedes-Benz AMG firm officers introduced the company’s withdrawal from German touring automobile racing after 2018 season and the quick discontinuation of its DTM program, coinciding with its entrance into FIA Formula E Championship in 2019, and its discontinuation of its DMSB program. Increasingly, the DTM is being utilized by young weapons such as Robert Wickens and Gary Paffett to leap-begin their racing career in single-seaters. Wickens was in the 2012 Mercedes young driver program and in his first 12 months of DTM. This strategy appears to have labored properly for Christijan Albers, who built a popularity by ending second and third within the 2003 and 2004 championships with Mercedes-Benz and then graduated to Formula One in 2005.
The interior rear-view mirror was utilized in 2000 till 2018 earlier than it was replaced by newly innovated rear-view digicam from the beginning of 2019 season. The rear-view camera show for all DTM automobiles are supplied by Gentex Corporation.
Abt used the Audi TT as a basis, as Audi had no suitable 2-door coupé, even though the size of this car didn’t match into the rules. The 1999 STW-Supertouring-champion Christian Abt could not defend his STW title as this series was additionally discontinued, with Opel transferring into DTM. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM, German Touring Car Masters) is a touring automotive sequence sanctioned by DMSB and ITR who have been affiliated to the FIA since 1976 and 2003 respectively.