DTM publishes revised eight-round 2022 calendar

DTM has announced an updated version of the 2022 season calendar featuring eight race weekends commencing from Portimao to Hockenheimring.

The final version of the season schedule features eight race weekends commencing in May to the start of October.

Four races will take place in Germany as the others will span across other European venues.

A minor altercation was made with this update as the event previously listed as ‘TBA’ for 3-5 June 2022 will not be hosted.

Frederic Elsner, director event & operations of the DTM organisation ITR, said: “With the limitation of the calendar, we are, among others, following the desire from the teams to reconsider the slot in June and to run the 2022 season, like the previous one, on eight race weekends.

“With an additional event abroad in June, with at least one major motorsport event scheduled on every weekend anyway, the logistical effort would have been too big.”

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Promoter Lee van Dam added: “After three years of hard work together with ITR, we have decided not to continue our contract for the near future.

“Assen is an event that is not being organised by the race track, but rather by us as an external promoter.

“Because of the increased costs for the event as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have tried to renegotiate our contract, but we haven’t found a solution that was acceptable to both sides and therefore we jointly agreed on how to proceed.

“We would like to thank everyone involved and the fans for their support and for three great years of DTM at Assen and we wish ITR all the best for the 2022 season.”

For the first time, and as originally planned, Autodromo do Algarve (Portimao) will host the DTM championship for the first time at the start of May.

From thereon in, all weekends will host DTM rounds, the DTM Trophy and DTM Classic Cup.

Imola, Spa and Red Bull Ring interweave the Germanic DTM venues like Lausitzring Turn 1, Norisring, Nurburgring and the Hockenheim season finale on October 22.

DTM 2022 Calendar
Round Venue Date
1 Autodromo Internacional do Algarve (POR) 29 April-1 May
2 Lausitzring Turn 1 (GER) 20-22 May
3 Imola (ITA) 17-19 June
4 Norisring (GER) 1-3 July
5 Nurburgring (GER) 26-28 August
6 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) 9-11 September
7 Red Bull Ring (AUT)
23-25 September
8 Hockenheimring (GER) 7-9 October