Six of the seven race weekends in the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup are held as part of the supporting program of the DTM – the most popular motorsport platform in Germany and one of the most prestigious racing series worldwide.
The three leading German premium manufacturers – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – are involved in the DTM. More than 70,000 spectators on average attended the races in the 2015 season. In more than 150 countries the DTM can be watched live or in recordings, in Germany on the public television channel, ARD.
The heart of the DTM beats in Germany, with venues including Hockenheim, the Norisring and the Nürburgring. The series is internationally renowned as well. 2016 will see drivers from 14 nations on the grid. In addition to five race weekends in Germany, there will be rounds in Austria, the Netherlands, Russia and Hungary.
Audi has been involved in the DTM with a factory-backed commitment since 2004 and provided the DTM Champion in six of the past twelve years: Mattias Ekström (2004 and 2007), Timo Scheider (2008 and 2009), Martin Tomczyk (2011) and Mike Rockenfeller (2013) clinched the title. Having scored three consecutive championship titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009, Audi is also the first and so far only manufacturer in the DTM to have achieved a title hat-trick.
The Audi Sport TT Cup makes it possible for young race drivers to enter the world of the DTM. They can attract the attention of the DTM officials and meet with the DTM stars at joint press commitments, VIP events and autograph sessions.