Deutscher Tourenwagen Cup

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The Deutsche Tourenwagen Cup (formerly known as ADAC Procar Series) was a yearly motorsport series in Germany and some surrounding countries. The series has been running since 1995 and was folded in 2017.

Deutscher Tourenwagen Cup
CategoryTouring cars
Country Germany
Inaugural season1995
Drivers' championSweden Fredrik Lestrup
Teams' championGermany Besapalast Team Dombek
Official websitedtc-series.de
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

Current statusEdit

Currently the DTC is the highest level of German motorsport that runs cars to the Super 2000 regulations used in World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). To fill up the grid, and to promote new, young drivers the few Super 2000 cars are joined by the less advanced Division 2 and 3 series (the Super 2000 cars being called Division 1), bringing up the total number of starting drivers to around 20 to 25. Division 1 also allows cars of BTCC-spec – the 2005 champion Mathias Schläppi won in a BTCC-built MG ZS.

As of 2016 there are 3 different classes in the DTC

  • Superproduction - 1.6 l, turbocharged cars up to 300 Bhp
  • Production 1 - 1.6 l, turbocharged cars up to 230 Bhp
  • Production 2 - 2.0 l, turbocharged cars up to 260 Bhp

HistoryEdit

The DTC have existed since 1995 as a championship for Super Production cars under the name DTC (Deutsche Tourenwagen Challenge). Ford and Hotfiel Sport had an important presence in the early and middle parts of the history of the series with Thomas Klenke winning the championship in 2002. The series was called the DMSB Produktionswagen Meisterschaft in 2004 and raced in two rounds of the European Touring Car Championship.

The 2005 season saw the introduction of Super 2000 rules for Division 1 and the series changed its name to the DMSB Produktionswagen Meisterschaft. Mathias Schläppi in a MG ZS for Maurer Motorsport was the undisputed champion, winning 12 out of 16 races. 2006 saw Maurer Motorsport swapping their MG's for Chevrolet's and Mathias Schläppi for ex-BTCC driver Vincent Radermecker. Schläppi instead drove for the new TFS-Yaco team running Toyota Corollas. Vincent Radermecker would win Maurer's second title while Schläppi was second in the championship.

While arguably having some talented drivers and teams such as Radermecker, Schläppi, Maurer Motorsport and so on the DTC is very minor compared to the immensely popular DTM series.

Scoring systemEdit

  • Below is the scoring system used for the results of each race during the 2010 season:
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

ChampionsEdit

 
Division 1 2013
 
Division 2 2013
 
Division 3 2010
Season Champion Car Team Champion
1995   Mario Hebler Renault Clio Williams   Arkenau Motorsport
1996   Jürgen Hohenester Volkswagen Golf GTI   Hohenester Motorsport
1997   Jürgen Hohenester Volkswagen Golf GTI   Hohenester Motorsport
1998   Thomas Winkelhock BMW 320i   Brinkmann Motorsport
1999   Jürgen Hohenester Volkswagen Golf GTI   Hohenester Motorsport
2000   Franz Engstler BMW 320i   Bertrand Schäfer Racing
2001   Markus Gedlich BMW 320i   Schubert Motors
2002   Thomas Klenke Ford Focus   Hotfiel Sport
2003   Claudia Hürtgen BMW 320i   Schubert Motors
2004   Claudia Hürtgen BMW 320i   Schubert Motors
2005   Mathias Schläppi MG ZS   Maurer Motorsport
2006   Vincent Radermecker Chevrolet Lacetti   Maurer Motorsport
2007   Franz Engstler BMW 320i   Engstler Motorsport
2008   Philip Geipel Toyota Auris   TFS Yaco Racing
2009   Remo Friberg BMW 320i   Liqui Moly Team Engstler
2010   Roland Hertner BMW 320si   Liqui Moly Team Engstler
2011   Johannes Leidinger BMW 320si E90   Liqui Moly Team Engstler
2012   Jens Guido Weimann BMW 320si E90   Thate Motorsport
2013   Jens Guido Weimann BMW 320si E90   Thate Motorsport
2014   Heiko Hammel Ford Fiesta ST   Wolf Racing
2015   Fredrik Lestrup Mini John Cooper Works   Besapalast Team Dombek
2016   Milenko Vukovic Audi S3 Saloon   Vukovic Motorsport
2017
2018

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