The DTM will start into a new era in 2021 and we will be there!
With the BMW M6 GT3, we rise to the challenge at all eight race weekends in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands.
A new chapter. Also for us.
We’re taking the next step and competing in the DTM for the first time ten years after our founding. Germany’s best-known racing series will start a new era in 2021 and will rely on GT3 vehicles for the first time in its long history. Together with our partners, we are relying on the BMW M6 GT3 for our DTM entry. The DTM race premiere will take place on June 19 and 20 in Monza, Italy.
After our most successful year in team history with victories at the two 24-hour classics at the Nürburgring and Spa, we are facing competition from the absolute top DTM teams of recent years. However, the change in the technical regulations from Class 1 to GT3 cars means that the sporting cards are being reshuffled in the DTM.
Vehicles from at least five manufacturers will be on the grid, and the top-class field of drivers includes former Formula 1 drivers as well as the expected DTM experts. We will be competing with the BMW M6 GT3, with which we have been very successful for five years.
Our drivers for the DTM 2021:
Welcome Timo & Sheldon
For the inaugural season, we are proud to welcome Timo Glock and Sheldon van der Linde to the ROWE RACING Team. Timo will thus remain loyal to the traditional series and will tackle his ninth DTM season in a BMW M6 GT3 with his regular starting number 16. In addition to his speed, the 39-year-old from Odenwald brings a wealth of experience from 91 Formula 1 races and 130 DTM starts to the team.
Sheldon van der Linde will bring the 2021 DTM season its first brotherly duel since its reintroduction in 2000. In his third year in the DTM, the 21-year-old South African will for the first time be up against his brother Kelvin, who is almost three years older and is a newcomer to the series. This will be the first time that the “VDL-Brothers” will be competing against each other in a direct 1:1 duel over the course of an entire season.
Timo Glock and Sheldon van der Linde, the two best-placed BMW drivers in the overall standings from the last Class One year in 2020, will be driving for ROWE RACING in the 2021 DTM season.
In the DTM, we faced new challenges.
Instead of endurance races with driver changes, sprint races with one driver per car are on the agenda. Our team already gained experience in this at the 2019 FIA GT World Cup in Macau and we’re excited to see what this means for the 2021 DTM.
Before the season starts in Monza, official tests are scheduled at the Hockenheimring (April 7/8) and the Lausitzring (May 4-6). The season opener in Italy will be followed by the traditional city race at the Norisring (July 3-4) and the races at the Lausitz (July 24-25). In August, the DTM calendar includes guest appearances at Zolder in Belgium (August 7/8) and at the Nürburgring (August 21/22), followed by two more foreign races in September at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria (September 4/5) and at Assen in the Netherlands (September 18/19).
The traditional season finale at the Hockenheimring (October 2/3) will then bring ROWE RACING’s first DTM season full circle.
Watch it! ROWE RACING on free TV
Each of the eight race weekends of the 2021 season will feature one race on Saturday and one on Sunday. All 16 DTM races will be broadcast live in Germany by SAT.1. There will also be live TV broadcasts in many countries around the world, plus an extensive streaming offering on the Internet.
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Follow us at the race track, in the pit and in the break room. Join us on the DTM adventure!