DTM eliminates controversial additional weights
As early as the coming weekend in Spielberg, the DTM cars will no longer have any additional weights.The three manufacturers agree surprisingly.
The controversial regulation on the additional weights in the DTM is history is overridden.
After the three manufacturers Audi, BMW and Mercedes had reached a surprising agreement, there will no longer be any additional weights for the cars in Spielberg next weekend.
The weight control should ensure that the DTM vehicles are at approximately the same level on the road.Depending on lap times, the cars were loaded or unloaded.
Former Formula 1 driver Timo Glock, who competed in the DTM for BMW, expressly welcomed the decision:”This was the absolutely right decision from a sporting point of view.As a driver, we had already spoken out in favour of this as a team before.The weights had provided for tactical games.In addition, there were also some not so clever changes during the season.The fan turned on and didn’t understand why the Audi, BMW or Mercedes had to load or unload weights.”
The weights were redistributed after each race according to a highly controversial key after each race and were supposed to slow down the fastest drivers.Thus, the classification was constantly being reversed – and the spirit of motorsport was to some extent missed.