DTM officials have confirmed a nine-round calendar for the 2019 season featuring two new circuits, Zolder and Assen, while the recently-launched W Series will appear on the support bill at a number of select events.

DTM's governing body, the ITR, confirmed the new calendar on Friday morning that features one fewer round than the 2018 schedule, albeit with two joint events in collaboration with Super GT set to still be announced.

Zandvoort, the Red Bull Ring and the Hungaroring have all lost their places on the calendar, with new rounds as Zolder (May 17-19) and Assen (July 19-21) being added. The season will once again both start and finish at Hockenheim, which will host the finale on October 4-6 2019.

The announcement also confirmed the recently-launched all-female W Series will be a support event for DTM at six of the nine rounds. The new championship's season will start on May 3-5 at Hockenheim, and will also feature at Zolder, Misano, Norisring, Assen and Brands Hatch.

DTM will also be supported by the still-untitled European Formula 3 series - which will become a rebranded regional series in 2019 upon the launch of the FIA's international championship in place of GP3 - at all nine of its rounds.

2019 DTM Calendar

1. Hockenheim - May 3-5*
2. Zolder - May 17-19*
3. Misano - June 7-9*
4. Norisring - July 5-7*
5. Assen - July 19-21*
6. Brands Hatch - August 10-11*
7. Lausitzring - August 23-25
8. Nurburgring - September 13-15
9. Hockenheim - October 4-6

includes W Series support