The DTM announced on Wednesday that from 2020 the legendary Monza circuit in Italy will join the calendar.
The circuit which plays host to the Formula One Grand Prix will be a fantastic addition to the calendar. Speaking about the news, former F1 driver and ITR chairman Gerhard Berger said:
For motorsport fans all over the world, Monza is legendary. The characteristics of the circuit promise wheel-to-wheel duels at high speeds as well as good opportunities for overtaking.”
Achim Kostron ITR Managing Director commented on the news saying:
For our three key automotive brands – Aston Martin, Audi and BMW – Italy is a hugely important market. We’re grateful to everyone at Misano for having been a fantastic partner during DTM’s return to Italy over the past two years. For our next step, we want to further increase awareness of DTM in Italy; racing at the country’s most famous racetrack, combined with the surrounding Milan metropolitan area, will help us achieve that.”
Pietro Benvenuti, general manager Autodromo Nazionale Monza said:
This is the first time that DTM will race at Monza – we’re proud to host a round of this series. These races, backed by an important organisation, will allow us to further develop the potential of our circuit. We plan to create an event for the audience not solely limited to motorsport, but something that will involve fans in an unprecedented experience.”