A year ago, we talked about the concept of a new electric series, which the leaders of the DTM Touring Championship decided to organize, and today it is announced that the debut season of DTM Electric will take place in 2023.
An electric racing car for it with a power plant of more than 1000 hp, developed jointly by ITR, the promoter of DTM, and its technology partner Schaeffler.
“Together with Schaeffler, the first partner with whom we will be strategically linked, we want to ensure a successful future for DTM,” said Gerhard Berger, Head of ITR. “Our goal is not only to showcase cutting-edge technology through DTM Electric, we also want these innovations to come to the racetrack and make motorsport more spectacular. In this way, we want to convince fans of classic racing that this technology is the future. “
Demonstration races of the prototype of the future DTM Electric car will be held this weekend during the final stage of the DTM in Hockenheim. They will be hosted by Formula E racer Daniel Abt, ex-DTM champion Hans-Joachim Stuck and Sofia Flörsch, competing in F3 and representing the Schaeffler brand.