Could Williams be heading to DTM with Opel?

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    Could Williams be heading to DTM with Opel?


    COULD WILLIAMS BE HEADING TO DTM WITH OPEL?

    German car maker could be returning to tin-tops with the help of Brit F1 team

    Opel could be set to return to the German touring car championship (DTM) – and it could be doing so with the help of Williams.
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    -> http://www.pistonheads.com/news/defa...?storyId=22302

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    Re: Could Williams be heading to DTM with Opel?

    A DTM car is probably the most costly "touring or GT" car in the world. They are way more sophisticated than any stockcar or GT car seen here in Nascar or ALMS or IMSA. A DTM car costs more than a FIA GT1 car for example. These cars are prototypes in their own right....far from any "tin top" you could imagine. I believe thanks to Eurovision this is still the world's most watched Touring/ GT racing series...run at 11/10th's every second the cars are on the track.

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    Re: Could Williams be heading to DTM with Opel?

    It will be nice to see Opel back in the series again.

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    Re: Could Williams be heading to DTM with Opel?

    This is one of the very few racing series worldwide that I'm not obsessed with, just because the coverage here is spotty. Can anyone explain to me where the tin-tops thing comes from? And is GM's involvement limited to Opel? Are the cars totally non-stop or are there any stock elements?
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    Re: Could Williams be heading to DTM with Opel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziebob View Post
    This is one of the very few racing series worldwide that I'm not obsessed with, just because the coverage here is spotty. Can anyone explain to me where the tin-tops thing comes from? And is GM's involvement limited to Opel? Are the cars totally non-stop or are there any stock elements?
    Opel is the only name from GM that I have ever seen in DTM. I would say that DTM is like Formula 1 with a roof.

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    Re: Could Williams be heading to DTM with Opel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziebob View Post
    This is one of the very few racing series worldwide that I'm not obsessed with, just because the coverage here is spotty. Can anyone explain to me where the tin-tops thing comes from? And is GM's involvement limited to Opel? Are the cars totally non-stop or are there any stock elements?
    You can watch every race on Eurovision [a different link everytime, though], and /or www.dtm.de . In the past there have been some Vauxhall's running in DTM too.Same as Opel but different teams ...and right hand steering. In the '90's there was a team with 2 Mustangs [totally uncompetitive], and there have often been Volvo's, Alfa's, etc.
    Last edited by JerryL; 08-04-2010 at 04:23 PM.

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