The 2012 DTM grid guide

The 2012 DTM grid guide

With the new-look DTM kicking off at Hockenheim this weekend, Jamie O'Leary guides you through the runners and riders.

As you're probably aware by now, 2012 marks the dawning of a new era for the DTM. The technical regulations that were devised for the category's return 12 years ago and have featured only minor tweaks since then have been thrown out, to be replaced with an all-new rulebook dictating cheaper, safer cars with fewer driver aids and aerodynamics and even a number of spec parts – 57 in all.

Of more significance to the fans is the return of BMW after 20 years away (although this would not have happened without the rule changes) and its recruitment of star drivers Bruno Spengler and Martin Tomczyk.

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