There will be one special driver on the track, when the DTM visits Italian Misano on 8-9 June.
MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso will be racing for WRT Team Audi Sport, since Pietro Fittipaldi has to be in Canada that weekend, in regards to his reserve driver role at HAAS F1 Team.
Dovizioso usually races for Ducati in MotoGP, which is a company under the same VAG umbrella as Audi. It’s still a bit of a strange choice, since a DTM car isn’t something you just jump into, and then being fast from the very first meter – certainly not without a lot of experience from the car racing scene.
He has though collected a very small bit of experience in an Audi RS 5 DTM yesterday, at the Audi Competence Center Motorsport in Neuburg, plus he will have a two-day test at Misano on 22-23 May.
DTM also had a guest starter at Misano last year, in the shape of Alessandro Zanardi, driving and extra car for BMW, with hand controls. That appeared to be a one-off, which will not be repeated this year, since Zanardi instead raced for BMW at the Daytona 24 Hours, and now is preparing for the Paralympics 2020, where he once again will race his hand controlled bike.