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Following the spectacular season finale at the Hockenheimring, the DTM and exclusive tyre partner #hankook are heading for extra time in the land of the rising sun. On 11th and 12th November, all three manufacturers competing in what is arguably the most popular international touring car series, Audi, BMW and Mercedes AMG will be at the final of the SUPER GT series in Motegi/Japan, returning the visit made by the SUPER GT during their own last race weekend of the season in Hockenheim. The drivers Loïc Duval (Audi), Augusto Farfus (BMW) and Maro Engel (Mercedes AMG) will be joining the SUPER GT vehicles from Honda, Lexus and Nissan Nismo on the track in Motegi for demonstration laps on Ventus Race “motorsport” tyresfrom #hankook, which has been used in different configurations in the DTM since the première of the premium tyre maker back in 2011. The trip to Japan has been organised in order to intensify the cooperation between the ITR as the umbrella organisation of the DTM and the GTA, its counterpart for SUPER GT, and to draw up joint technical rules. This would be the prerequisite to be able to use the cars in both series from 2019 onwards.
Neu-Isenburg/Germany, 30th October 2017 – Two of the three DTM drivers have driven in the SUPER GT before. Audi driver Loïc Duval is an old hand in this series. The 35-year-old sat in the cockpit from 2006 to 2012, took five chequered flags in 57 races and started from pole position six times. “As a former SUPER GT Champion, I am looking forward to returning to Japan with my Audi RS 5 DTM,” said the Frenchman, who won the Championship title in 2010 with the Weider Honda #racing team together with Takashi Kogure.
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