Tag Archives: Class One

DTM confirm show run at Super GT finale in Motegi

On Tuesday, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) made official their plans to have a pre-race show run during the Autobacs Super GT Series championship finale weekend at Twin Ring Motegi.

Former GT500 Drivers’ Champion Loïc Duval, BMW Team Studie third driver Augusto Farfus, and Maro Engel will represent Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-AMG respectively during the two days of exhibition running on November 11 and 12 in the build-up to the Motegi GT Grand Final.

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Commentary: One Goal, Now In Sight

It wasn’t the all-out, star-studded, competitive convergence of the two fastest silhouette car championships in the world today.

But last week, when Lexus and Nissan brought their GT500 cars from the Autobacs Super GT Series over to the Hockenheimring for three days’ worth of show runs, on the same circuit as the current-generation cars from the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), it finally, after four years of hype, satiated the desires of fans who had almost given up hope on the long-term goals of the unified Class One regulations.

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ITR x GTA Press Conference – Full Transcript

With thanks to our friend and colleague Geinou of RacingBlog.de, who covered this weekend’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) final round and Autobacs Super GT Series Show Run at the Hockenheimring in Badem-Württemberg, Germany, here is the transscript of Sunday morning’s joint press conference by ITR president Gerhard Berger, and GTA chairman Masaaki Bandoh.

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Super GT lays the gauntlet down in Germany

There was a great deal of anticipation in the air on Friday morning at the historic Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, as the cars of the Autobacs Super GT Series completed a successful first test at race speed in the lead up to opening practice for this weekend’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season finale.

Four-time GT500 Drivers’ Champion Ronnie Quintarelli, aboard the 2016 #1 Motul Autech NISMO GT-R, joined reigning GT500 champion Heikki Kovalainen, in the 2016 #093 TRD Lexus LC500 Test Car, for the first of two thirty-minute demonstration runs of the weekend.

In the session, Super GT’s challenge to the DTM was laid down – as Kovalainen recorded an unofficial lap time of 1:29.8, nearly two seconds faster than the best time set in the subsequent DTM free practice session.

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