The DTM has announced a four-day test at the Nurburgring as the series prepares to get underway following a delayed start to the season.
Government restrictions on mass gatherings have severely hampered the 2020 season, which has already proven to be a difficult time for the German series following Audi’s decision to leave to series at the end of the year.
In a statement issued by DTM organiser ITR, it said it will “implement infection prevention measures for all personnel. This includes strict distancing procedures, limits on attendees, and hygiene rules. All participating team personnel will be checked for COVID-19 symptoms on a daily basis.”
The test is a first date on DTM’s revised 2020 calendar, the details of which are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.
ITR’s managing director Marcel Mohaupt expressed confidence in the championship’s ability to host races this year.
“With a lot of patience and hard work, preparations for the new DTM season are up and running at full speed
“We are extremely confident that we will be able to hold thrilling races in 2020 and that we will soon publish a new calendar that takes into account the requirements for a ‘new normal’ in motorsport as well.”