ITR announce DTM test prize for DTM Trophy youngster

Series organiser ITR has announced that the winner of the junior classification in the new DTM Trophy will secure the opportunity to test a DTM car at the end of the 2020 season.

The DTM Trophy – for GT spec cars – will be one of the support series for the DTM next season, with a pair of races taking place on seven weekends over the course of the year.

The winner of the junior classification – for drivers under the age of 22 – will secure a test in a DTM car, with ITR also announcing a bumper financial package for the top three overall, who will share a prize fund of €150,000.

Hankook will act as sole tyre supplier to the series in a four-year deal, which mirrors the extended agreement that was signed with the DTM back in July.

As part of the deal, drivers will get free tyres for the 2020 season.

“The DTM Trophy isn’t just a professionally organised series taking place on a high-profile European stage, it’s an extremely attractive package for ambitious youngsters and serious professionals alike – with the added bonus of some highly desirable prizes and incentives,” ITR managing director Achim Kostron said.

“With a prize fund of €150,000 and a DTM test drive on offer for the best young driver, we have also included some serious incentives and unique opportunities for the participants.

“We’re also very pleased to have gained the support of our long-term partner Hankook. All DTM Trophy entrants will not only receive premium racing components, but also Hankook’s incredible and high-quality fitting and servicing standards, too.”