DTM » DTM announces development freeze


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BoSox - Unregistered

August 02, 2009 6:28 PM

So if one of the primary goals is to enable more interest from other manufacturers, who is joining? No way Opel is coming back just yet after the GM restructuring. Is BMW looks at having a crack at it once again now that they left F1?

GT1 - Unregistered

August 24, 2009 3:19 PM

Like this development freeze going to make a major difference performance. The reason 07,08 and 09 cars are able to run tightly together is because DTM cars are tightly regulated. FrankG, you have something similar in America, it's called Stock car racing (or Nascar). The chassis are similar (and must be carried over from last year's car), the tyres, brakes, gearbox, drive shaft, fuel and electronics are control items and every proposed aero parts changes need to be submitted before the season started for approval and then frozen for the rest of the season.

Its actually very cheap for Opel to get back into DTM (initial dev cost will be expensive) but the annual running cost will be cheaper.

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