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Featured Donington or Brands Hatch Could Host DTM in 2018

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Paul Jeffrey, Nov 25, 2017.

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  1. Celestiale

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    I like to see DTM going for more international tracks. Not too long ago DTM was my favourite racing series, and after a few horrible years this season was quite entertaining again. I am not the biggest fan of the world of the current German racetracks (bar Nürburgring, Nordschleife, Oschersleben) so i like to see some great international tracks coming. Misano and Brands Hatch(!) are a good start. Hopefully a slow conversion to the "Class 1" with manufacturers like the GT500 cars and Alfa Romeo and great race tracks all over Europe and Asia. Only time will tell :)
     
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  2. Andrew Harper

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    Actually that's a cool idea. A factory supported series alongside the F1 weekend would make great viewing.

    Always felt it was a mistake that BTCC was dropped from the British GP weekend. Probably politics (and money..) :)
     
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  3. Ben Lee

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    April in the UK? Thanks guys. It always irks me when these international series put a UK round as the opening event. I guess they haven’t stood, frozen on a grass bank, getting soaked for 8 hours.

    On the other hand, I would love the DTM to return. Don’t mind which track, I personally think the Doni Nat layout is better, the loop isn’t nessesary.
     
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  4. Sky

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    Send them to Pembrey to get blasted by freezing wind
     
  5. samprince053

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    yes!!!! come to donny, finally i get to see dtm
     
  6. Sascha Guenther

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    They should return to Sachsenring and Nordschleife. Nuff said. :cool:
     
  7. SVP Skins

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    Donington i hope, then i can go. Plus Donington need a big event like DTM. Plus it's the better track of the two.
     
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  8. Michael Watts

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    I've grown to like both tracks as far as sim racing on them. Both of them have difficult turn ones in my opinion and offer a challenging race experience. I think the track that creates the most competitive racing would be the best choice.
     
  9. Kjell81d

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    Sachenring is one of the chooses to replace Moscow.
     
  10. James Cook

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    Difficult choice.

    I love Brands Hatch and have watched the DTM there a few times, always frustrated that those cars looked restricted by the Indy layout. Running DTM on the GP circuit would be fantastic.

    Then again, I love Donington and the full layout there is probably better suited to DTM racing.

    Either or, really. It's just good to know the DTM is considering coming back to the UK. It always got a good audience here.
     
  11. russlar

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    Donnington GP, with the hopes that it makes its way into Raceroom
     
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  12. Martin Fiala

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    Wouldn't hold my breath for any DTM-related updates in R3E. A while back, when people were talking about the possibility of getting DTM 2017 update, S3 devs stated they currently have no plans of doing that. And with Mercedes pulling out of DTM next year, I wouldn't expect the situation to get better.

    But I guess there's always chance.
     
  13. Kjell81d

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    Maybe the changes to the cars next season will have some influence on any decision for 2018 cars.
     
  14. Ben Lee

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    I’d personally not agree on your last point. I cannot vouch for the more recent Brands rounds, but the 2003 and 2004 Doni rounds that I went to were one man and his dog type affairs, there was no crowd to speak of.
     
  15. James Cook

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    I went to Brands for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 DTM races. All were well-attended. Not BTCC or BSB levels of attendance, but busy nonetheless.
     
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  16. Rob Every

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    The biggest problem here is that it's a dying series, manufacturers are pulling out, so i guess DTM are trying to make money from foreign tracks as the main German ones have probably decided to restrict the rounds they lose money on.
    it never got big crowds in the UK, and will not again
     
  17. Kjell81d

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    DTM went 6 or 7 years with only 2 manufacturers, they could do it again. At some point, maybe Opel could come back or Porsche could join. DTM is my favorite series and I'd hate to see it die, again.
     
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  18. Rob Every

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    Exactly, it has died numerous times, largely because of manufacturers, IDM, the old DTM with Opel, Alfa and Merc.

    It goes in series.
     
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  19. Ben Lee

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    When you compare how the cars looked when the series reformed in the early 2000's to how the cars look now, the cars back in the early days look almost like regular saloons. The cars now look pretty far removed from their road cars.

    The costs have gotten far too high, which is undoubtedly a barrier for entry to other car makers, plus the fact that the game is changing. Manufacturers now don't really want to be associated with thirsty V8 engines.

    It's funny because road relevance was never a concern when manufacturers were shoving in V10 engines in F1 cars during the 90s and 2000's. it's a funny old world.
     
  20. quicksilver384

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    I may have to pay a visit :)
    they should add Knockhill to the calendar too though that would be epic
     
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