USA to Get a Taste of DTM Racing in 2015

USA to Get a Taste of DTM Racing in 2015

As part of an agreement with Grand-Am and IMSA, Germany’s impressive DTM racers will be lining up on the starting grid as soon as 2015.

The news was revealed yesterday during a press conference in New York, and pointed to a North American DTM series that could run as part of the United SportsCar Racing event weekend.

“It’s fantastic news that there could soon be a US DTM. The Audi RS models are very popular in America. I’m convinced that our customers will be delighted to see the Audi RS 5 DTM in action,” said Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America.

Audi teams have seen success in the DTM series, capturing the title eight times: 1990 and 1991 with the Audi V8 quattro, 2002 with a Coupé based on the Audi TT plus, and 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 with the Audi A4 DTM. In the new DTM series, which starts May 5th, Audi developed an Audi RS 5 DTM.

This news is exciting for racing fans across the country, as more and more series are being brought to the states.

  • Its a funny joke, isn’t it? The German car manufactures want to bring her own racing series (nothing else is it, because the rules are made by Audi, BMW and Mercedes in conformity with their own technical capabilities) with Silhuette-cars and V8 engines to USA. Race series with Silhuette-cars and V8 engines??? Did they never heard about NASCAR? They did, but they have not enough eggs to face the challenge. A laughing stock. Greetings from Germany.