Friday, 28 October 2016

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters is the modern successor to the defunct Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft racing series I used to watch during mid-80's through mid-90's. Back then, there was a lot more participation from European manufacturers, such as Alfa Romeo, Opel and even Rover. Today, only Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW take part.

Just like the old DTM, I cheer for the cars from the Three Pointed Star, although they have certainly changed from the 190E's from back in the day. The newer and more powerful Mercedes-Amg C63 DTM still carry the torch and battle it out on the tracks and the points standings. I have even found a Canadian driver, Robert Wickens to follow and root for. Someday, his Championship will come....

2015 was a good year for Mercedes-Benz, winning the Manufacturer's title and for a young driver from Sigmaringen, Germany named Pascal Wehrlein. At 20 years old, he became the youngest driver to win the DTM title. Sadly, he didn't return for 2016, driving in Formula One instead.

Presented for your viewing pleasure from the channel, is the first race at the Moscow Raceway for the 2015 season. Check out the action, the battles and even some of the controversy that has recaptured my interest....


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