The DTM series has confirmed that a four-day test is planned at the Nürburgring circuit at the beginning of June before the 2020 season finally gets underway. Ahead of the start of its rescheduled 2020 season, DTM organizers ITR has arranged an official test for all teams – which takes place at the Nürburgring between June 8 and 11.
The four-day test will replace the pre-season session that had originally been scheduled for mid-March. This test was due to be staged at Monza before being relocated to the Hockenheim circuit. In the end, the session did not take place due to health and safety reasons.
The organizing body for the DTM series will implement infection-prevention measures for all personnel. „This includes strict distancing procedures, limits on attendees, and hygiene rules. All participating team personnel will be checked for COVID-19 symptoms on a daily basis,” read the statement.
Marcel Mohaupt, Managing Director of ITR has revealed the preparation for the 2020 DTM season are going ahead as Europe begins to show signs of emerging from the COVID-19 epidemic. “With a lot of patience and hard work, preparations for the new DTM season are up and running at full speed, kicking off with the official test at the Nürburgring next month. We’re extremely grateful to everybody at the circuit – they have put the infrastructure in place to allow us to test safely with all the relevant distancing rules.”
The German also said that the series is working on a revamped calendar that could be soon released. „The test naturally leads us to the next step. And we are extremely confident that we will be able to hold thrilling races in 2020, and that we will soon publish a new calendar that takes into account the requirements for a ‘new normal’ in motorsport as well,” he said
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