The DTM looks set to return to UK shores in 2018, with the historic Donington Park and Brands Hatch GP circuits the leading contenders to host the German touring car series. The DTM, or Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters to give it its full name, hasn't been to the United Kingdom since Brands Hatch hosted the last event on its Indy circuit layout back in 2013, a race won by eventual champion Mike Rockenfeller in his Phoenix Racing Audi RS5 DTM, however that all looks set to change from next season as DTM and RTL Chairman Gerhard Berger has confirmed the series will be expanding to a 10 race calendar next year, with both Donington Park and Brands Hatch both mooted as potential venues for the German series. Despite Brands having held much of the DTM limelight in recent years it is worth remembering Donington too has a history with the series, having hosted the British round of the championship on two separate occasions in the modern era, the last of which was in 2003 using the longer Grand Prix variation of the circuit. According to sources it is expected that the UK round of the series could be run as the opening race of the season on April 21st - 22nd, either using Donington or the Grand Prix layout of the Brands Hatch circuit. As part of a plan to expand the series and return to more historic locations it looks like Italy could also see a reprieve with Misano looking the most likely destination. Of the current schedule it appears that only the unpopular Moscow Raceway will be set to miss out in favour of one of the returning historic locations. Could this mean a Sector 3 built, RaceRoom Racing Experience hosted version of either Donington Park or Brands GP in future... oh I hope so... Potential 2018 DTM Schedule April 21-22 TBA (Brands Hatch or Donington Park) May 5-6 Hockenheim May 19-20 Lausitz June 2-3 Hungaroring June 23-24 Norising July 14-15 Zandvoort August 11-12 Misano September 8-9 Nurburgring September 22-23 Red Bull Ring October 13-14 Hockenheim Check out the Motorsports Sub forum for more news and discussion around the world of wonderful world of motor racing here at RaceDepartment. Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! RaceDepartment YouTube RaceDepartment Twitter RaceDepartment Facebook RaceDepartment Twitch RaceDepartment Instagram Donington Park or Brands Hatch GP - Which would you choose? Let us know below!