DTM Attempting to Lower Costs for '06 Season


The Thomases, Detleffs and Haralds at ITR the German-based sanctioning body that governs the DTM Touring Car Championship are attempting to control costs by demanding that cars in the series conform last year's standards for components such as aerodynamic aids and safety cells. Limiting the number of new tires per race to 7 (down from 9), '06 cars' minimum weight will be up 15kg to 1,050, although returning '05 models will continue at the 1,035kg mark. A few pit crewmen will be hitting the unemployment lines, as teams are now being held to seven pit-row mechanics, giving the dismissed plenty of time to cry in their Paulaner with soon-to-be-former DCX boss J rgen Schrempp in a backwater hof brau somewhere south of W rzburg.

DTM rule changes for 2006 have been adopted [DTM]

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