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Super GT and DTM machines to compete in joint races


The machines from the Japanese Super GT and German DTM race series will compete together in joint races starting from 2017.

A steering committee meeting between the German and Japanese-based series, as well as the International Motor Sport Association, confirmed last weekend the new specifications, including engine configurations and aerodynamics, which will go into effect beginning 2017.

The regulations, known as “Class One”, will see all cars powered by new four-cylinder turbocharged engines producing around 600 horsepower (445 kW). The cars will resemble current DTM and Super GT500 machinery.

All six current manufacturers from both racing series — Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Nissan and Lexus — have agreed on the new shared platform, and all are scheduled to participate in the joint races.

The new racing series is sure to generate huge interest, bringing motor racing fans of both Super GT and DTM together. The first standalone DTM/Super GT race will take place in Japan at the end of 2017, with an second race scheduled for Germany in early 2018.


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  • JFK

    Finally, The merge between Super GT and DTM is here! I can live with 2 races.

    I think DTM should have a GT3 class like Super GT for 2016, and hosting the joint race in their country.

    DTM Home Track Germany: Nürburgring Nordschleife Event: 6 Hour Endurance
    SGT Home Track Japan: Suzuka Circuit Event: (‘Suzuka 1000’)

    Japan (SGT):
    SGT GT500: Lexus RC F, Honda NSX-GT, Nissan GTR
    SGT GT500: Subaru BRZ, Toyota GT86/Toyota Prius, Nissan GTR Nismo, Honda CR-V, Lexus RC F GT3

    Germany (DTM):
    DTM GT500: BMW M4, Audi RS5, Mercedes C-Coupe, Volvo S60
    DTM GT300: BMW Z4/BMW M6, Mercedes SLS AMG/Mercedes AMG GT, Audi R8 LMS, Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Ferrari 458 Italia/Ferrari 488 GTB, Porsche 911 GT3 R, McLaren 650s, Ginetta G55, Bentley Continental, Dodge SRT Viper GT3-R, Lamborghini Huracán, SCG 003c

    Main Manufacturers DTM GT3 Teams:
    BMW Motorsport: BMW M6 GT3 (2 Cars)
    Audi Sport Team Joest: Audi R8 LMS (2 Cars)
    Mercedes AMG Petronas: Mercedes AMG GT (2 Cars)
    Team Falken Tire: Porsche 911 GT3 R (1 Car)

    Other DTM GT3 Teams:
    Black Falcon: Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 (2 Cars)
    Attempto Racing: Porsche 911 GT3 R/ McLaren 650s GT3 (4 Cars)
    BMW Sports Trophy Marc VDS : BMW Z4 GT3 (2 Car)
    Aston Martin Racing: Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 (2 Cars)
    Team RaceArt: Dodge SRT Viper GT3-R (1 Car)
    Belgian Audi Club Team WRT: Audi R8 LMS (2 Cars)
    Grasser Racing Team: Lamborghini Huracán GT3 (2 Cars)
    Von Ryan Racing: McLaren 650s GT3 (2 Cars)
    Bentley M-Sport: Bentley Continental GT3 (2 Cars)
    AF Corse: Ferrari 488 GTB GT3/ Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia (3 Cars)
    Corse Scuderia: SCG 003c (2 Cars)
    Team LNT: Ginetta G55 GT3 (1 Car)