The qualifying format have been additionally reformatted into single-session timed qualification (just like Formula One 1996-2002 qualifying format but DTM solely have 20-minute qualifying session) for Saturday and Sunday races. Performance weights have been also introduced to determine the profitable vehicles’s weight. When the burden of the motive force is factored in, a Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters automotive weighed over fifty five% greater than a Formula One Car. The minimum weight for a Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters automobile was adjusted from 1,080Â kg (2,381Â lb) based mostly on the burden of the driving force compared to the field average; with the driving force included, all cars had a minimal weight of 1,a hundred and twentyÂ kg (2,469Â lb) (with a Balance of Performance weight allowance range of 1,095–1,one hundred fortyÂ kg (2,414–2,513Â lb).
After their successes with the Audi R8 and the official support of the Abt-TTRs at the NÃ¼rburgring, Audi finally joined the DTM as a manufacturing facility entry in 2004. The three constructors involved determined to switch to saloon bodies. The highway models used as patterns since 2004 are the Audi A4, Opel Vectra GTS and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. All dimensions, like wheelbase, are identical in order to present equal opportunities without the actual design of the road vehicles having any affect. Audi immediately had stellar success in 2004 with Swedish driver Mattias EkstrÃ¶m, now an extended-time veteran of the sport, turning into champion for the first time.
From 2000 onwards, this new DTM continued the previous Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft … Read More