19 automobiles on entry checklist for DTM’s GT3 reboot – Motorsport Week


DTM has launched the provisional entry checklist for its first season underneath new GT3 rules, that includes 19 automobiles, 11 groups and 5 producers.

The checklist options no main adjustments or surprises following earlier bulletins and the drivers featured at pre-season testing.

GT3 equipment from producers Audi, BMW Ferrari, Mercedes-AMG and McLaren have been entered, with Mercedes supplying essentially the most automobiles (seven) versus a single McLaren for JP Motorsport.

The Polish squad, with ex-F1 driver Christian Klien entered as a driver, is listed as ‘non-permanent participant’. Jenson Group Rocket RJN and a couple of Seas Motorsport, two groups that beforehand introduced McLaren efforts for the collection, haven’t been entered.

Reigning champion Rene Rast may also not participate, as he’s prioritizing his Audi System E commitments. Runner-up Nico Müller has joined Group Rosberg as an alternative, alongside American debutant Dev Gore.

The Audi contingent is accomplished by reigning groups champions Abt Sportsline, who enter three automobiles for Kelvin van der Linde, Mike Rockenfeller and Sophia Floersch.

Within the Mercedes camp, Mercedes-AMG Group HRT has Maximilian Götz and Vincent Abril listed. Group Winward can be getting into a pair of automobiles for Philip Ellis and Lucas Auer, whereas one-car entries for Mücke Motorsport, GetSpeed and GruppeM function Gary Paffett, Arjun Maini and Daniel Juncadella respectively.

Rowe Racing and Walkenhorst Motorsport run the BMW M6 GT3, with Sheldon van der Linde and Timo Glock driving for the previous, whereas Marco Wittmann joins the latter.

Liam Lawson will drive the one full-season everlasting entry for Pink Bull AF Corse. The workforce’s second automobile, entered underneath the AlphaTauri AF Corse banner, will see an alternating line-up as Nick Cassidy and Alex Albon share the seat all through the season.

The DTM season will get underway at Monza on June 18-20.

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