Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 19.05.2022 – The 2022 DTM Trophy gets underway this weekend at the Lausitzring. This year’s talent factory, which Hankook has supplied with the high-end Ventus Race tyre since its inaugural season in 2020, features seven rounds. This is a continuation of the premium tyre maker’s consistent commitment to youth development – something that plays a major role in the company’s overall involvement in motorsport.
20 production-based GT sports cars will line up at the opening round of the 2022 DTM Trophy in Lower Lusatia (20th to 22nd May). Drivers from eleven countries will be at the wheel of cars from big-name manufacturers, including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche and Toyota. Sophie Hofmann from Waldenburg is the only woman in the field. The 23-year-old made her DTM Trophy debut last year.
After the season-opener at the Lausitzring, the young drivers travel to such prestigious racetracks as Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola, the legendary Nürburgring, and the Ardennes rollercoaster at Spa-Francorchamps. Each event features two races. The finale takes place from 7th to 9th October in Hockenheim. Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe: “The DTM Trophy is a high-class GT4 series with some very promising and talented youngsters. The young drivers are at the wheel of cars from renowned manufacturers and all benefit from the high potential of Hankook’s Ventus Race tyre. As Hankook also supports the W Series, the world’s only all-female single-seater series, I am particularly pleased to see Sophie Hofmann line up in the DTM Trophy again, having also done so in 2021. I would like to wish all the competitors a successful season, with high-class motorsport at iconic racetracks.”
2022 DTM Trophy calendar
20th – 22nd May Lausitzring
17th – 19th June Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola
1st – 3rd July Norisring
26th – 28th August Nürburgring
9th – 11th September Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
23rd – 25th September Red Bull Ring
7th – 9th October Hockenheimring