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Gerhard Berger announces dissolution of DTM promoter ITR

Chairman Gerhard Berger has announced the dissolution ITR, the promoter and rights holder of DTM, putting doubt to the planned introduction of the DTM Electric series, while the current GT3 series seems to be set for a future with ADAC.

“Personally, I regret that very much, because the entire team worked very hard for the success of the DTM. But: even without the ITR, there can be a future for the DTM brand at the ADAC. That’s why we are still in dialogue with the ADAC,” the former Grand Prix driver told Motorsport Total.

ITR launched its vision for an electric DTM during the 2020 season finale, showcasing a 1200bhp prototype which was driven by Timo Scheider and Hans-Joachim Stuck, with an original plan to start racing in 2023.

ITR worked with partners Schaeffler and Mahle on the DTM Electric series. But the project development speed has reportedly slowed down due to the current global financial situation and the start of the series has been delayed until at least 2024.