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German DTM race series confirmed for U.S.

 German DTM race series confirmed for U.S.
Oliver Jarvis (GBR), Audi Sport Team Phoenix, Audi A4 DTM - DTM 2009 at Brands Hatch, 06.09.2009 Fawkham, England / Copyright: Davenport / xpb

12-race U.S. DTM series set for the 2013 season

DTM racing will be crossing the Atlantic for a U.S.-based championship series of 12 races scheduled for the 2013 season.

The new DTM series will serve as a sprint race addition to the GRAND-AM, NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Proper details are yet to be released, so it is not clear how the series will be set up. GRAND-AM teams may have the chance to expand into the US DTM series if they can come to an agreement with the German big three - Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. BMW recently announced it will return to DTM racing in 2012. But outside of GRAND-AM and NASCAR, it remains a question whether other teams can participate.

"I look at this announcement as a way to grow the overall image and impact and marketability of GRAND-AM. Having Audi and Mercedes and now BMW running on the same weekends with us is not going to hurt GRAND-AM at all," said Robert Davis, chief of Mazda's North American motorsports programs, in the Speedtv.com story.

Source: speedtv.com

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DTM is great, however, i would love to see something like Super GT in Japan where all manufacturers of every continent is invited to compete against one another. i would definitely buy a ticket for that one. companies like Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and Mazda have all competed successfully against their transcontinental rivals. Please bring this to NA. We want it badly.
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October 29, 2010 3:52 pm
 sb sb
I like this! Cars racing in circles isn't as exhausting as hear every non fan of NASCAR talk about how much it angers them. Just don't watch a d when others are we don't need to hear you tell the room how dumb and boring NASCAR is. DTM is good racing, but live it's hard to watch the action. Hope speed tv covers all races
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October 29, 2010 11:05 am
 joshg_5 joshg_5
Yes! This is the best racing news I've heard in a long time! Anything for us up North?
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October 28, 2010 5:01 pm
 CDspeed CDspeed
Cool, we need more real racing events in the states. I can't stand watching rednecks racing around in a circle in fake cars.
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October 28, 2010 3:00 pm
 scratchy996 scratchy996
Opel should get back in DTM , or at least some other GM brand, like Cadillac.
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October 28, 2010 2:40 pm