DTM: Season preview

DTM: Season preview

Another Audi versus Mercedes head to head will kick off at Hockenheim this weekend, with a host of challengers lining up to try and depose 2008 champion Timo Scheider. Glenn Freeman looks at what to expect in the 2009 DTM

Since the relaunch of the DTM in 2000, no manufacturer has ever won the title three years in a row. That could all change this season, as Audi attempts to keep the crown away from Mercedes yet again, and Bernd Schneider's 2006 championship becomes a distant memory.

But Mercedes has not taken the past two defeats lightly. The pace of Audi's new A4 straight out of the box last year left Merc with a lot of work to do to catch up, but its development over the season was impressive, and there was little between the cars by the end of the year.

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