Manual of the DTM series made the decision to change the format of racing for the season 2017, according to AUTOSPORT.com.
Last year, in each racing weekend took place at the two races in Saturday’s 40-minute sprint was not pit stops, and Sunday’s race lasted 60 minutes with one mandatory stop at a pit stop for every pilot.
This year all races will be in the format of 55 minutes plus one lap. Two races of the weekend will take place in two days, and in each of them the pilots will be obliged ever to get back to the pits.
The teams also cease to use the product due to the fact that in 2017 will be presented to the softer rubber.
In addition, at the pit stop only two team members will be wrenches. This innovation is intended to increase the time a mandatory stop. Also the teams will not be regulated by the PitStop window: thus, they will be able to decide when to go to the pits for replacement tyres.
“The new race format is intended to stimulate the emergence of creative strategies, said a member of the Board of Directors of DTM promoter ITR Florian Zitzlsperger. – Thus, we want to increase the entertainment races on both days of the racing weekend”.
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