Why the DTM doesn't need Britain anymore
Brands Hatch has lost its slot on the 2014 DTM calendar because Britain is no longer a suitable market for the series to showcase its wares, as JAMIE O'LEARY explains
The announcement last month that the DTM would not be returning to Brands Hatch, or indeed Great Britain in 2014, was a major disappointment to fans of the series on these shores, but not a huge shock.
Since first appearing in the UK with a non-championship 'ITR Cup' double-header at Donington Park 22 years ago, the DTM has, in various guises, taken in Silverstone and Brands Hatch and featured star names like Jean Alesi, Mika Hakkinen and Juan Pablo Montoya.
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