Why we reckon it's DTM FTW for today's POTW (that's enough acronyms - Ed)
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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...
No comments yet? Modern DTM sucks, that's all I can say.
Stu R16 Jul 2011
Agree. Compared to days of old, DTM is a pale imitation of it's former awesome self. Still decent racing compared to a lot of other series, but best tin tops in the world? Not a chance. ALMS, FIA GTs, etc.
Not bad pics though
S3_Graham16 Jul 2011
Riggers, did you have a chance to get any of the larger wallpaper version of the older pics.
Gizmo!16 Jul 2011
Di Resta wasn't exactly "hiding" - he did win it
Can't say I've ever seen the appeal. Although it should - they go to loads of really great old racetracks like the Norisring and Sachsenring. Perhaps I should pay more attention.
EDLT16 Jul 2011
Glad I'm not the only one that thinks DTM is dull. The BTCC is far more exciting and ITV's coverage of it and the support races is brilliant.