DTM Finale // Hockenheim gives way to Norisring
- Partnership solution found
- Race at Hockenheimring still from 1 to 3 October
- DTM finale from 8 to 10 October at the Norisring
The race weekend in Nuremberg, originally scheduled for the beginning of July, will take place on a very special date this year: From 8 to 10 October, the DTM will stage the finale of the 2021 season at the Norisring with an attractive variety of brands and world-class drivers. For the fans, this means that the finale at the Norisring and the traditional race at the Hockenheimring from 1 to 3 October will be two absolute highlights within one week to close the season.
Frederic Elsner, Director Events & Operations of ITR, umbrella organisation of the DTM: “A very special thank you really goes to the Hockenheimring officials who are open to this solution. Hockenheimring and Norisring on two consecutive weekends – that will be an outstanding end to an exciting season.”
Jorn Teske, Managing Director of Hockenheim-Ring GmbH, emphasises: “Race tracks should stand together in these special times and we are happy if we could contribute to this year’s DTM round at the Norisring by making the DTM finale possible.” Managing director Jochen Nerpel adds: “We have an excellent relationship with our colleagues at other race tracks and have been in close exchange from an early stage. The fact that we have now found a partnership solution with the Norisring and ITR is certainly good news for the German motorsport scene.”
“I am really pleased that we can offer our fans the race at the Norisring again this season,” says Benedikt Böhme, Managing Director of ITR. “We are sure that we will experience a great season finale at the Norisring with its unique atmosphere.” As was the case last time at the Lausitzring, spectators will be allowed at the track, subject to the pandemic situation, of course taking into account the hygiene concept already proven at DTM races. Advance ticket sales for the event at the traditional circuit, which has been used for races since 1947, are scheduled to start in mid-August.