The DTM stars from Audi will be competing against their Mercedes-Benz rivals at Munich’s Olympic stadium on July 16 and 17 in races that feature a knockout format. They will be in their original vehicles from the current DTM season.
The audience will be hearing the roaring sounds of the almost-470-hp V8 engines of the DTM race vehicles for the first time at the venue.
The Olympic stadium is where the soccer teams of 1860 München and FC Bayern München held their home games in the German "Bundesliga" until 2005.
It also hosted the 1972 Olympic Summer Games. For Martin Tomczyk, Timo Scheider & company, the launch of the DTM in Munich will not yet be about scoring championship points. However, they are optimistic that they could win the prestigious race in front of their home audience.
The 1.192-kilometer track in the Olympic stadium was built during the past few months. In April, the grass in the stadium was removed and the entire interior was covered with tarmac. In June, Audi racer Filipe Albuquerque had the chance to explore the circuit with the Audi A4 DTM.
At that time, the track was still provisionally marked by traffic cones. Last year, the Portuguese driver won the "Race of Champions" in Düsseldorf.
It was a race held at a sports arena and was organized by the former Audi factory driver Michèle Mouton. He defeated Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel, among others.