ADAC creates sustainable and future-oriented structures for the DTM


  • Brand core Germany moves into the focus of the DTM in 2023
  • ADAC uses synergies for new top motorsport platform
  • ADAC GT Masters to be held under the umbrella of the new DTM Endurance in future
  • Race at the Nürburgring on 04 - 06 August

The DTM will compete under the ADAC umbrella from 2023 as the pinnacle of a strong German motorsport platform. Following the acquisition of the DTM brand rights, the ADAC is using synergies to create future-oriented and sustainable structures for the top classes on the circuit. On its way to introduce synthetic fuels in the future, the DTM relies on an environmentally friendly and innovative fuel from Shell, which consists of 50% renewable components, as part of a new sustainability concept. The DTM's unique and proven concept of one driver per car will remain. With the eight-station calendar, the series will focus on the German brand core without sacrificing appearances at internationally renowned tracks. In 2023, the DTM will be shown live on free TV with a strong TV partner.

ADAC Sport President Dr Gerd Ennser: "The DTM enjoys an international reputation and an excellent reputation beyond the borders - but the heart of the DTM beats in Germany. It was very important to us to create planning security for the teams shortly after the acquisition of the brand rights. It was important for us to concentrate on the core market. The ADAC is taking on a great legacy and continues to align the DTM with its transnational appeal as a strong international brand in European motorsport. We are creating a strong platform for German motorsport with sustainable and future-oriented structures."

Sporting orientation
The DTM will continue to be the spearhead for professionals in the future. The ADAC is continuing the successful concept of the DTM and is sticking to the features that have defined the DTM brand for almost 40 years. The format with one driver per car and two rounds per event will remain. Tyre changes will continue to be a race-decisive factor: during the performance pit stops, the teams will fight for every tenth of a second. From 2023, standard tyres will be supplied by the premium manufacturer and Formula 1 supplier Pirelli. The recognised vehicle classification of the SRO Motorsports Group ensures equal opportunities in the field of participants.

Sustainability will play a decisive role in the DTM from now on. Shell's innovative and renewable fuel, which has already been successfully used in the ADAC GT Masters in the 2022 season, will also be used in the DTM from 2023. The "Bottle Free Zone" initiative launched together with BWT ensures the avoidance of plastic waste in the paddock. For the teams, the series organiser ADAC makes economically relevant decisions. Significant budget reduction measures are planned for the participants.

ADAC GT Masters to remain
In future, the ADAC GT Masters will find its home in the new DTM Endurance. Within the framework of the DTM, the GT3 cars from the ADAC GT Masters will compete in six to seven events together with the sports cars of the Prototype Cup Germany. The ADAC is currently in good talks with the ACO to coordinate the details. In addition to the new DTM Endurance, the ADAC GT4 Germany, the BMW M2 Racing Cup and the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland are also an integral part of the DTM programme.

Dates DTM 2023, subject to changes:

  • 26.05. – 28.05.2023, Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
  • 23.06. – 25.06.2023, Circuit Zandvoort / NL
  • 07.07. – 09.07.2023, Norisring
  • 04.08. – 06.08.2023, Nürburgring
  • 18.08. – 20.08.2023, DEKRA Lausitzring
  • 08.09. – 10.09.2023, Sachsenring
  • 22.09. – 24.09.2023, Red Bull Ring / A
  • 20.10. – 22.10.2023, Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg