• DTM 2012 - What DTM Stadium racing looks like - Video of DTM M3 versus DTM M3

      DTM has a very a interesting concept going with the stadium racing toward the mid-point to break up the season and change things up for fans. Basically what DTM does is put two parallel tracks in a stadium and has a knock out competition where the faster driver advances and the slower one is knocked out until only one is left standing. This year Audi's Mattias Ekstrom took the individual victory but a team relay competition was also added.

      BMW drivers Bruno Spengler and Augusto Farfas did well in the team relay beating the Audi team they were against until miscommunication on the driver exchange ruined their chances. Mercedes ended up taking the team relay victory and their two teams finished in 1st and 3rd. They could have finished in 1st and 2nd had regulations not permitted the same manufacturer to have two teams in the relay final.

      In order to race in the team relay the top 4 fastest drivers are chosen. Each teams drivers must compete against one another to determine who will participate. The top four advance making two teams of two. The video below shows BMW drivers Bruno Spengler and Dick Werner going head to head for a chance to compete in the relay.

      DTM has something very interesting on their hands with the stadium competition and we are hoping a similar event makes it to the USA when DTM comes over. Check out the video below.



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      Comments 14 Comments
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Actually pretty sweet. I wonder how drastic the setup change is for the stadium.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forced Air Click here to enlarge
        Actually pretty sweet. I wonder how drastic the setup change is for the stadium.
        I think this is just plain awesome. Would love to watch it in person.
      1. sleepr6's Avatar
        sleepr6 -
        they need VIP seating and a bar in the "infield" between barriers...then im in...imagine the sound!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sleepr6 Click here to enlarge
        they need VIP seating and a bar in the "infield" between barriers...then im in...imagine the sound!
        I have no doubt the Germans have a bar in the stadium. If they do this here I would expect the same.
      1. s62's Avatar
        s62 -
        Sorry guys but this is mind numbingly boring to have
        these awesome machines on a "gokart" track.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s62 Click here to enlarge
        Sorry guys but this is mind numbingly boring to have
        these awesome machines on a "gokart" track.
        I disagree. You get to see them at all times and it is a cool change of pace. You also see the driver skill as it is a direct comparison basically the whole time.

        It's different, I like it.
      1. mm28's Avatar
        mm28 -
        we need a full video of the event!
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I disagree. You get to see them at all times and it is a cool change of pace. You also see the driver skill as it is a direct comparison basically the whole time.

        It's different, I like it.
        The only change they need is to make is to not run the tracks symmetrically. They are crossing over and doing both sides anyway. Mix up one side so there is some different ish in there.
      1. s62's Avatar
        s62 -
        The Race of Champions events are much better - cars there are
        better suited for this kind of thing.

        This is a bad copy with the wrong cars.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s62 Click here to enlarge
        The Race of Champions events are much better - cars there are
        better suited for this kind of thing.

        This is a bad copy with the wrong cars.
        Show an example.
      1. s62's Avatar
        s62 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Show an example.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_of_Champions
      1. sleepr6's Avatar
        sleepr6 -
        Video or bust
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s62 Click here to enlarge
        The Race of Champions events are much better - cars there are better suited for this kind of thing. This is a bad copy with the wrong cars.
        Agreed. I like ROC more. I also like ROC because guys whom people rarely hear about them come and beat big players. Like 2009 when that A1 driver, Albuquerque came and beat Schumacher, Vettel and Loeb.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sleepr6 Click here to enlarge
        Video or bust
        Same want a vid.