Further details revealed on future DTM regulations
Organisers of the DTM have revealed further details of the new regulations that will come into force in the series for 2021.
Following the decision to move away from the existing Class 1 rules, the series will now run GT3-spec cars from next season having scaled down plans to upgrade existing models to run with more power than see in other GT-based series around the globe.
Whilst it had already been confirmed that cars would be able to run with ABS and traction control – a move made after discussions with interested manufacturers and teams – and that rolling starts would also be a feature, the series has now confirmed that it will implement a Balance of Performance system similar to that found in the DTM Trophy.
That system takes into account a number of different factors that include aerodynamic efficiency, engine size and placement, centre of gravity and weight – and has been designed to be circuit specific.
Cars are then handed a BoP where a number of elements can be modified, such as minimum weight, air restrictor diameter, ride height and boost pressure.
As well as running an independent BoP, the new-look DTM will also introduce a system of success ballast, again on the same terms as has been seen in the DTM Trophy this year.
Drivers will carry success ballast based on the result of the previous race, with the winner running with an additional 25kg, second place with 18kg and third place with 15kg.
Races will continue to run across a period of 55 minutes plus one lap.