DTM Promoter Berger: With me it is the only professional racing

this weekend on the Belgian track in Spa and the DTM-season. Fans of the most spectacular touring car fear series, it could be the last round, because the Audi

DTM Promoter Berger: With me it is the only professional racing

this weekend on the Belgian track in Spa and the DTM-season. Fans of the most spectacular touring car fear series, it could be the last round, because the Audi fold with the end and only BMW would be left over. The fate of the DTM is in your hands?

Anno Hecker

editor responsible for sports.

F. A. Z.

Unfortunately, not. The combination of the phase-out of the Audi with the development of the pandemic is the Super-GAU. To do this, the Motorsport as a whole has come through the discussion on electric mobility a bit behind. There are many issues came to the sequel. It will be hard to save the DTM. But I don't love this challenge, even if many things are in my hands. I have not given up hope.

the first step Is the Start of the season?

Yes, absolutely. We have managed in addition to all the other problems, to provide a full program on the legs. Nine events with 18 races, from the Start in Spa until the final in Hockenheim in November.

But without spectators.

Unfortunately, this is not possible. But to drive at all is a success already. We have developed very early a hygiene concept and with Red Bull and the formula 1 matched that submitted for your Start in Austria at the beginning of July a perfect Plan. The Teams are headed as the formula 1 of the property to the paddock and more or less no contact with the outside world. We have done our homework and are aware of the responsibility.

are you as Chairman of the International tour ahead of chariot races e. V., the DTM marketer, your entourage and have logged in, a DTM series for 2021. What does this mean?

we are careful not to place to miss the deadlines.

is it True that the DTM developed into a series with GT3 cars, sometimes 650-HP sports car, about Porsche, Mercedes, Audi or Lamborghini. Cars that have been on the road more horsepower than is currently on the track in the other competitions?

no. It could be a mix of technologies. Also, GT3 cars into consideration, it is logical and reasonable. But under my leadership it will be a DTM, I know you. A professional racing on the Basis of the technical regulations, the similar lap times, challenges, possible makes, as you drove on the weekend in Spa and to see will be: fast cars, a balanced field, in which the driver decides.

Must remain a BMW in the Boot?

no, not necessarily. But the shareholders of the ITR, Audi, BMW, and I must support a solution together. That's why I fight for the moment.

For a different series, they are not available?

Yes, absolutely. For me, it is crucial that we keep our DTM-DNA. The are fast, spectacular cars in professional racing, there is no customer racing.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 03:19

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