2000 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

2000 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
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Bernd Schneider (left) won his first Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Drivers' Championship while Manuel Reuter (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2000 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the fourteenth season of premier German touring car championship and also first season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the original series' demise in 1996. Nine events were held with two 40-minute races at each racing weekend.

Pre-SeasonEdit

This was the resurrected DTM's first season since the cancellation of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft at the end of 1996. Mercedes returned to the series after their unfortunate CLR Le Mans project along with H.W.A GmbH and AMG. They were joined by Opel, who brought along the Holzer, Phoenix, Irmscher and Euroteam from the German Super Touring Championship (STW) where they had raced in 1999. The resumption of DTM also meant the end of STW. Audi did not enter, but was still represented through the semi-independent Abt Sportsline team. Two additional teams also ran Mercedes; they were Persson Motorsport and Team Rosberg.

Teams and driversEdit

The following manufacturers, teams and drivers competed in the 2000 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. All teams competed with tyres supplied by Dunlop.

Make Car Team No. Drivers Rounds
Mercedes-Benz AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM 2000 HWA 1 1   Bernd Schneider All
2   Thomas Jäger All
HWA 2 5   Klaus Ludwig All
6   Marcel Fässler All
Team Rosberg 14   Pedro Lamy 1-2
24 3-10
15   Darren Turner 1-2
42 3-10
Persson Motorsport 18   Marcel Tiemann All
19   Peter Dumbreck All
Opel Opel Astra V8 Coupé DTM 2000 Opel Team Holzer 1 3   Uwe Alzen All
4   Joachim Winkelhock All
Opel Team Phoenix 7   Manuel Reuter All
8   Michael Bartels All
Opel Team Holzer 2 11   Éric Hélary All
17   Timo Scheider All
Opel Team Irmscher 12   Christian Menzel All
Euroteam 16   Stefano Modena All
Audi1 Abt-Audi TT-R 2000 Abt Sportsline 1 9   Laurent Aïello 1, 3-10
10   Christian Abt 1, 3-10
23   Roland Asch 2
Abt Sportsline 2 20   Kris Nissen All
21   James Thompson 2, 5-10
  1. ^  – Audi did not enter as a manufacturer but Abt Sportsline entered as a semi-independent team.

Race calendar and winnersEdit

All races were held in Germany. Each weekend feature two 100 km races, with equal points scales.

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer
1 Hockenheimring 28 May   Bernd Schneider   Bernd Schneider   Bernd Schneider HWA 1 Mercedes-Benz
  Bernd Schneider   Bernd Schneider HWA 1 Mercedes-Benz
2 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 18 June   Manuel Reuter   Bernd Schneider   Manuel Reuter Opel Team Phoenix Opel
  Manuel Reuter   Manuel Reuter Opel Team Phoenix Opel
3 Norisring 9 July   Joachim Winkelhock   Christian Menzel   Joachim Winkelhock Opel Team Holzer 1 Opel
  Éric Hélary   Bernd Schneider HWA 1 Mercedes-Benz
4 Sachsenring 6 August   Klaus Ludwig   Marcel Fässler   Klaus Ludwig HWA 2 Mercedes-Benz
  Bernd Schneider   Klaus Ludwig HWA 2 Mercedes-Benz
5 Nürburgring 20 August   Bernd Schneider   Bernd Schneider   Bernd Schneider HWA 1 Mercedes-Benz
  Bernd Schneider   Bernd Schneider HWA 1 Mercedes-Benz
6 Lausitzring 3 September   Bernd Schneider Event cancelled due to monsoon conditions[1]
7 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 24 September   Bernd Schneider   Bernd Schneider   Uwe Alzen Opel Team Holzer 1 Opel
  Bernd Schneider   Bernd Schneider HWA 1 Mercedes-Benz
8 Nürburgring 8 October   Joachim Winkelhock   Uwe Alzen   Manuel Reuter Opel Team Phoenix Opel
  Joachim Winkelhock   Manuel Reuter Opel Team Phoenix Opel
9 Hockenheimring 29 October   Manuel Reuter   Manuel Reuter   Uwe Alzen Opel Team Holzer 1 Opel
  Bernd Schneider   Uwe Alzen Opel Team Holzer 1 Opel

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos Driver HOC1 OSC1 NOR SAC NÜR1 LAU OSC2 NÜR2 HOC2 Pts
1   Bernd Schneider 1 1 3 12 4 1 3 3 1 1 C C 2 1 2 4 2 NC 221
2   Manuel Reuter 3 13 1 1 3 2 13† 11 5 5 C C 3 2 1 1 16 Ret 162
3   Klaus Ludwig 9 9 8 11 2 3 1 1 2 2 C C 6 3 12 Ret Ret 11 122
4   Marcel Fässler 2 2 9 3 13 7 10 4 3 3 C C NC 12 4 2 5 Ret 116
5   Joachim Winkelhock 10 6 2 2 1 4 Ret 10 9 19 C C NC Ret 5 5 3 2 113
6   Uwe Alzen Ret DNS Ret 9 8 6 Ret Ret 10 13 C C 1 4 3 6 1 1 100
7   Michael Bartels 8 3 18 Ret 5 5 6 6 14 10 C C 7 5 6 8 4 3 87
8   Peter Dumbreck 5 5 11 5 14 9 2 2 6 12 C C NC 6 10 9 7 Ret 75
9   Éric Hélary Ret 7 4 10 15 15 4 16† 8 7 C C 4 10 14 Ret 6 7 53
10   Marcel Tiemann 6 12 10 6 6 Ret 5 5 13 6 C C NC 7 18 12 15 5 53
11   Thomas Jäger 7 14 6 4 7 13 NC 9 7 17 C C DNS 8 7 3 12 8 52
12   Timo Scheider 4 4 5 7 12 11 7 7 16 11 C C 8 9 11 16 11 Ret 45
13   Pedro Lamy 11 Ret 7 8 9 8 NC 12 4 4 C C DNS DNS 8 13 8 10 39
14   Darren Turner 12 8 13 Ret 11 12 8 8 15 8 C C DNS DNS 13 11 10 6 19
15   Stefano Modena 13 10 12 Ret 10 10 14 Ret 19 15 C C Ret DNS Ret DNS 9 4 15
16   Laurent Aïello 15 DNS Ret DNS 12 14 11 14 C C 5 11 9 7 Ret DNS 14
17   Christian Menzel 14 11 14 Ret 16 Ret 9 13 17 9 C C Ret Ret 17 10 Ret DNS 5
18   James Thompson 17 DNS 12 16 C C 9 Ret 15 Ret 13 9 4
19   Christian Abt Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 18 18 C C 10 Ret 19 14 Ret Ret 1
20   Kris Nissen 16 Ret 16 13† Ret 14 11 15 Ret Ret C C 11 Ret 16 15 14 Ret 0
21   Roland Asch 15 Ret 0
Pos Driver HOC1 OSC1 NOR SAC NÜR1 LAU OSC2 NÜR2 HOC2 Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Car
No.
HOC1 OSC1 NOR SAC NÜR1 LAU OSC2 NÜR2 HOC2 Points
1 D2 AMG-Mercedes 1 1 1 3 12 4 1 3 3 1 1 C C 2 1 2 4 2 NC 273
2 7 14 6 4 7 13 NC 9 7 17 C C DNS 8 7 3 12 8
2 Opel-Team Phoenix 7 3 13 1 1 3 2 13† 11 5 5 C C 3 2 1 1 16 Ret 249
8 8 3 18 Ret 5 5 6 6 14 10 C C 7 5 6 8 4 3
3 Warsteiner AMG-Mercedes 5 9 9 8 11 2 3 1 1 2 2 C C 6 3 12 Ret Ret 11 238
6 2 2 9 3 13 7 10 4 3 3 C C NC 12 4 2 5 Ret
4 Opel-Team Holzer 1 3 Ret DNS Ret 9 8 6 Ret Ret 10 13 C C 1 4 3 6 1 1 213
4 10 6 2 2 1 4 Ret 10 9 19 C C NC Ret 5 5 3 2
5 Original Teile AMG-Mercedes 18 6 12 10 6 6 Ret 5 5 13 6 C C NC 7 18 12 15 5 128
19 5 5 11 5 14 9 2 2 6 12 C C NC 6 10 9 7 Ret
6 Opel-Team Holzer 2 11 Ret 7 4 10 15 15 4 16† 8 7 C C 4 10 14 Ret 6 7 98
17 4 4 5 7 12 11 7 7 16 11 C C 8 9 11 16 11 Ret
7 24h Service AMG-Mercedes 14 11 Ret 7 8 9 8 NC 12 4 4 C C DNS DNS 8 13 8 10 58
15 12 8 13 Ret 11 12 8 8 15 8 C C DNS DNS 13 11 10 6
8 Opel Euroteam 16 13 10 12 Ret 10 10 14 Ret 19 15 C C Ret DNS Ret DNS 9 4 15
9 Team Abt Sportsline 1 9 15 DNS Ret DNS 12 14 11 14 C C 5 11 9 7 Ret DNS 15
10 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 18 18 C C 10 Ret 19 14 Ret Ret
23 15 Ret
10 Opel-Team Irmscher 12 14 11 14 Ret 16 Ret 9 13 17 9 C C Ret Ret 17 10 Ret DNS 5
11 Team Abt Sportsline 2 20 16 Ret 16 13† Ret 14 11 15 Ret Ret C C 11 Ret 16 15 14 Ret 4
21 17 DNS 12 16 C C 9 Ret 15 Ret 13 9
Pos Driver Car
No.
HOC1 OSC1 NOR SAC NÜR1 LAU OSC2 NÜR2 HOC2 Pts

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rain stops play permanently at Lausitzring…". Autosport. 3 September 2000. Archived from the original on 2 December 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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