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New DTM series arriving in the USA

What does GRAND-AM and IMSA have in store for race fans?

Toni Avery
Mar 26, 2013

A new series will be taking to the track by 2015; United SportsCar Racing (as a result of GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series merging). United SportsCar Racing will be sanctioned under IMSA. The GRAND-AM Road Racing and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) will be teaming up with the Internationale Tourenwagen-Rennen (administering DTM racing). The ultimate goal will be to have a North American version of DTM (the popular German touring car series).

Chairman of GTA, Massaki Bandoh, commented on the new series: "the new partnership between the parties will further increase the value of DTM, GRAND-AM, IMSA and SUPER GT. This would be the opening of the doors for globalization of GT/Touring car races. We have to take this opportunity to cooperate with each other."

Another promising announcement is a new opportunity for Audi where NASCAR and GRAND-AM organizers plan for a US based race series with Audi RS 5 DTM type cars. The new series should arrive to the US by 2016.

Wolfgang Durheimer, member of the board for Technical Development at Audi AG commented on the announcement: "as a consequence, the opportunity arises in the future to race the Audi RS 5 DTM not only in Europe, but also in Asia and North America in premium championships. As a globally active company, this is exciting and interesting for Audi."

By Toni Avery
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