DTM Orchestra video

Deutsche Tourenwagen Musik: DTM Orchestra Gives America a Taste of Things to Come [Video]

[youtube width=”960″ height=”540″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1zQZ30soOU[/youtube]

In the last month-and-a-half or so, we’ve brought you a couple videos chronicling theGerman Touring Car Championship(DTM) through the years.The firstwas a tribute to the series’Group Agolden era of the late-1980s and early-1990s.The second videolooked at theClass 1era of the mid-‘90s, where the cars were arguably more technology-packed than any racecars seen before or since. Now, we bring you a video about today’sDTM– which is contested by silhouette cars patterned after theBMW M3,Mercedes-Benz C-Class CoupeandAudi RS5– with an extra musical accompaniment.

But this present-day DTM vid has some extra significance, for it was earlier this week thatITR(the sanctioning body for DTM),Grand-AmandIMSA(which, along with theAmerican Le Mans Series, will join forces next year to formUnited SportsCar Racing) signed an agreement that will see the formation of a North American DTM series. The parties involved say the new championship will be open to DTM cars,GT500 class SuperGTcars (since it has also adapted DTM rules), and any new cars that will be built by American manufacturers (*cough*next genCamaro, next genMustangand the rumoredSRT ‘Cuda*cough*). Expect the series to kick off in 2015 or 2016, with both standalone events and during United SportsCar andIzod IndyCar Seriesweekends. Needless to say, we are counting the days, kids.

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