First official DTM night race
In the 2018 DTM season, the first night race in the history of the DTM will take place: Race start in Misano on Saturday and Sunday at 10:20 pm.
It is official: First night race in the DTM! As already reported by’ Motorsport-Total. com’, the races in the Italian Misano are held at night. On Saturday (25. August) and on Sunday (26. August) the championship runs will start at 22:20 local time. Late evening racing promises spectacular pictures and the best evening entertainment for fans and holidaymakers on the Italian Adriatic coast.
So far, the only DTM event has been held under floodlights on 16 March. August 2003 at the Nürburgring, but only one qualifying session. There are good reasons to start the two Misano races in the evening hours: In summer, the thermometer climbs to 40 degrees Celsius in the holiday resort of Misano. The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli also has track lighting.
The DTM umbrella organisation ITR relies on uniform starting times for the other races. At 1:30 p. m. each time, the 2018 traffic lights will turn green “I am very pleased that we are able to meet the wishes of numerous DTM fans. Thanks to our new television partner SAT. 1, we will be able to offer not only uniform starting times but also extensive and comprehensive reporting before and after the races,”says Achim Kostron, Managing Director of ITR GmbH, on the uniform starting times for the DTM races this year.
An exception to the rule is the final at Hockenheim (14th place). October). So that viewers can watch the film after their 20th birthday. The race will start here at 3:05 p. m. on Sunday, right after the finish of the DTM season on the race track and will be able to celebrate with the teams and drivers in front of the podium. Opening the fences for spectators is only possible if no more races are held on the track afterwards.
The starting time of the two races at Brands Hatch is 12:30 local time (UTC+1). The TV viewers in Germany will thus also experience DTM’s guest appearance on the traditional British circuit as usual from 1.30 pm.
The DTM races will also be held at the Lausitzring at the usual time, but on a different circuit variant. This year, the 4.534-kilometre Grand Prix circuit is scheduled to start – subject to acceptance by the German Motor Sport Association (DMSB). With a total of 14 bends and a balanced ratio of slow and fast passages, this variant is particularly demanding – and should offer drivers another good opportunity for overtaking at the end of the long back straight in the south of the racetrack. So far, the 3.442-kilometre version has been used.
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