A little less than one hundred days prior to the first test session at Hockenheim, the DTM schedule for the year 2022 has been finalised. The event so far listed as ‘TBA’ on the calendar for 3-5 June 2022 will not be held. As a result, the 2022 DTM season will run from May until October in five different countries and at eight different race tracks in Germany and other European countries, including six Formula 1 tracks.
Frederic Elsner, director event & operations of the DTM organisation ITR: “With the limitation of the calendar, we are, among others, following the desire from the teams to reconsider the slot in June and to run the 2022 season, like the previous one, on eight race weekends. With an additional event abroad in June, with at least one major motorsport event scheduled on every weekend anyway, the logistical effort would have been too big.”
With the final publication of the new race schedule, ITR is also announcing the early termination of the contract with LDP International b.v., the promoter of the races at the TT-Circuit Assen in The Netherlands since 2019. Promoter Lee van Dam expresses his thanks to the fans: “After three years of hard work together with ITR, we have decided not to continue our contract for the near future. Assen is an event that is not being organised by the race track, but rather by us as an external promoter. Because of the increased costs for the event as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have tried to renegotiate our contract, but we haven’t found a solution that was acceptable to both sides and therefore we jointly agreed on how to proceed. We would like to thank everyone involved and the fans for their support and for three great years of DTM at Assen and we wish ITR all the best for the 2022 season.”
ITR’s managing director Benedikt Böhme commends the constructive negotiations with the organiser: “In extensive conversations, we have tried again and again to put the profitability into a proportion that would be acceptable for both parties. Eventually, we came to the joint decision to terminate the contract early. Here, I would like to thank Lee van Dam for the negotiations and for three very good events in Assen.”
As a result, all the dates and venues for DTM, DTM Trophy and DTM Classic have been confirmed just before the new year.
Benedikt Böhme is looking back upon the past year: “I am very proud of my team and of what has been achieved. Due to the still ongoing pandemic, restrictions were still in place for 2021, but we have completed a nice, exciting and successful season nevertheless. Preparations for 2022 are already in full swing and we are looking forward to being able to stage great events again,” Benedikt Böhme says.
“I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the teams, manufacturers, partners and sponsors and above all the fans on behalf of the entire team a merry Christmas time and a good start of a healthy and successful new year.”
DTM is an international race series, broadcast live in over 60 countries in 2021. From 2022, the races will be broadcast on ProSieben in the German-speaking region for the first time, previously having been shown on SAT.1. The new season will start with a first at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão, the venue in Portugal never having hosted a DTM round so far. Further new tracks and highlights like Imola, Spa and Red Bull Ring as well as classics like DEKRA Lausitzring Turn 1, Norisring, Nürburgring and the Hockenheimring finale will follow.
Calendar 2022 of DTM, DTM Trophy and DTM Classic:
29 April – 1 May – Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (POR)
20-22 May – DEKRA Lausitzring Turn 1 (GER) – incl. DTM Trophy and DTM Classic Cup
17-19. June – Imola (ITA) – incl. DTM Trophy and DTM Classic DRM Cup
1-3 July – Norisring (GER) – incl. DTM Trophy and DTM Classic Cup
26-28 August Nürburgring (GER) – incl. DTM Trophy and DTM Classic DRM Cup
09-11 September – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) – incl. DTM Trophy and DTM Classic Cup
23-25 September – Red Bull Ring (AUT) – incl. DTM Trophy and DTM Classic DRM Cup
07-09 October – Hockenheimring (GER) – incl. DTM Trophy and DTM Classic Cup