DTM has made quite a shake-up regarding their 2020 calendar.
Two brand new tracks out of 10 race weekends, and it’s a long time since there has been that big changes to the schedule.
Hockenheim has traditionally been the opening round, since the DTM series was “re-launched” in Year 2000 – but that won’t happen in 2020. Zolder will be hosting the opening round in April, before we go to Lausitzring.
Race 3 is TBA so far, but the series hints at a big surprise – Kimmi Ring in Finland perhaps…?
Round four is quite a big surprise in itself – Anderstorp in Sweden. The former Formula 1 track as will have its debut, which is kind of strange, since there are no Swedes currently in the series. We have had Mattias Ekström and Felix Rosenqvist in the past, and the Swedish team Persson, which was a Mercedes team for many years.
Race 5 will be at Monza in Italy, which is another debut. After previously racing at Adria, Mugello and Misano, we have Monza as the fourth Italian track in just ten years.
But then we return to normal – Norisring, Brands Hatch, Assen, Nürburgring and Hockenheim as the finale.
DTM still have one race left on the 2019 schedule, but Rene Rast and Audi Sport are already crowned Champions prior to the final round of the year in two weeks time.
2020 schedule as it currently stands:
24/04–26/04 Circuit Zolder (BEL)
15/05–17/05 Lausitzring (GER)
12/06–14/06 Scandinavian Raceway Anderstorp (SWE)
26/06–28/06 Autodromo Nazionale Monza (ITA)
10/07–12/07 Norisring (GER)
22/08–23/08 Brands Hatch Circuit (GBR)
04/09–06/09 TT Circuit Assen (NED)
11/09–13/09 Nürburgring (GER)
02/10–04/10 Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (GER)