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DTM calendar 2022: The eight-lap plan with Portimao’s season opening

The DTM calendar 2022 has finally been revised and successfully announced. Compared to the previous year, the schedule has been reduced by about two stages. However, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championshiprace plan 2022 has not become any easier, on the contrary, it has gained some diversity.

What do you need to know about the DTM calendar 2022?

Assen withdraws from the race schedule.

Discussions on how many races the DTM calendar will cover for the 2022 season has continued until mid-December 2021. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championship announced a nine-race schedule in October. Assen entered the DTM calendar in 2019, as a replacement for Zandvoort. The event organized by the external promoter. Assen’s race was withdrawn from the programdue to the Covid 19 pandemic. As the result of the cancellation, the DTM race schedule 2022 was reduced. The secret venue of the “TBA” from 3 to 5 June remains in the dark. The final DTM calendar for 2022 comprises the eight races – four in Germany and four in other European venues.

The Russian race on Igora Drive was finished before the start.

The race in Russia was planned for the DTM Calendar 2022. It promised to be a huge success, as the Igora track had been preparing for over three years.  But at the end of February came the heartbreaking news about the situation in Ukraine. The world races canceled in Russian Federation: Formula 1, DTM, WTCR. Live coverage of racing championships also halted in this country.

The Igora Drive Circuit in St. Petersburg has been a very special story. Race track was the official venue for the DTM Russian round 2019, 2020, 2021, but in vain. The race had been cancelled all three times due to the increasing pandemic situation. Igora Drive is also the official race track for the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2023. Russia successfully hosted DTM races in the capital at Moscow Raceway from 2013 to 2017.

We pray for all the people in Ukraine and hope that the situation will end soon. We believe that all problems of our time can be solved peacefully.

Portimao is the season opener.

The Algarve International Circuit in Portimao is getting serious about hosting the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championship in Portugal. A brand new venue in the DTM calendar 2022 opens the season 29 April – 1 May. No one doubts the success of the event in Portimao, the circuit has had good experiences in the past. The Algarve International Circuit has hosted TCR, WEC and Formula 1 races.

In addition, the pre-season test for the DTM championship 2022 is due to take place before the start of the season in Portimao. The two multi-day tests for both the DTM and its accompanying categories would take place from 4 to 7 April at the traditional DTM Hockenheimring, the second at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal from 26 to 27 April.

DTM calendar 2022 updated.

VenueDate
Portugal Portimao29 April – 1 May
Germany Lausitzring (banked Turn 1)20-22 May
Italy Imola17-19 June
Germany Norisring1-3 July
Germany Nurburgring26-28 August
Belgium Spa-Francorchamps9-11 September
Austria Red Bull Ring23-25 September
Germany Hockenheim7-9 October

Which of the most difficult? Absolute answer is the race in Portimao at the Algarve International Circuit. Furthermore, the Nürburgring, Imola and Spa-Francorchamps are still the most iconic circuits on the list. In general, the entire DTM calendar 2022 looks even shorter compared to previous years. Prior to this, Zolder, Anderstorp, Brands Hatch had taken their place in the DTM calendar 2021.