Pic Of The Week: The Best Tin-Tops In The World?

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The DTM should be a salutary lesson to creators of tin-top race series the world over, be it touring cars or sports cars, because it is proof that you can have technologically advanced cars and properly close racing.

And it's set to get even better in 2012. At the moment you can only place your allegiance at the door of either Audi or Mercedes (hence the choice of POTWs), but today BMW unveils its own challenger that will take the fight to Audi and Mercedes by joining the German touring car party next year.

But while we'll have to wait to see the BMW in race action, even with just two badges on the various cars, the DTM is a pretty healthy spectacle.

Close racing, top-quality drivers (it's where hotshoe Scot Paul Di Resta has been hiding) and big crowds is a winning combination. BTCC take note...

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  • Munich 18 Jul 2011

    Emeye said:
    I've not watched DTM for years, but the last time I looked it was just a procession of Mercs and Audis driving around dull street circuits.

    Where can you watch it these days? Isn't it on ESPN with WRC? I love WRC and I'm not willing to pay for ESPN so no chance with DTM, unless it is somewhere else on the satellite channels that are already part of the std package like Motors TV. frown
    Eurosport?

  • P9UNK 16 Jul 2011

    Stu R said:
    P9UNK said:
    after the last two weeks this is a bit "clinical" to use a popular phrase and I find myself agreeing with a poster last week who said the classic market was where it was at for him...although those Astons looked great in the other article! Photograph wise time adds a lot to pictures...
    Sure you've got the right thread there chap?
    no young man, last weeks Napier and the picture of Surtees the week before were classic pictures of classic cars, both fantastic and worthy, this week's picture is modern and the cars are clinical and with no real soul imo. I can't imagine them on my desk top...however the Astons in the other article on Friday would suit my desk top. There I have analysed my comment for you...

  • GravelBen 16 Jul 2011

    wackojacko said:
    BTCC and NASCAR are the best IMO closely followed by WTCC and DTM.
    The last time BTCC was televised down here was when Radisich was driving them, but I saw a WTCC race a while back and it was as dull as a dull thing on dull thursday in dullville - I much prefer watching V8 supertaxis.

  • Emeye 16 Jul 2011

    I've not watched DTM for years, but the last time I looked it was just a procession of Mercs and Audis driving around dull street circuits.

    Where can you watch it these days? Isn't it on ESPN with WRC? I love WRC and I'm not willing to pay for ESPN so no chance with DTM, unless it is somewhere else on the satellite channels that are already part of the std package like Motors TV. frown

  • Munich 15 Jul 2011

    nouze said:
    No comments yet? Modern DTM sucks, that's all I can say.
    Tend to agree. The series is of next to no relevance. Technologically the cars have no connection to those that we all drive. Therefore, why not dress them up to look good...? I don't understand why BMW is wasting it's money and getting involved. I would have thought it better to properly support the WTTC.

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