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DTM Trophy kicks off the 2022 season on Hankook tires at the Lausitzring

2022. 05. 27

- The premium tire maker has been exclusive tire partner since the series made its debut in 2020
- Seven rounds and 14 races await 20 drivers from eleven countries
- Sophie Hofmann from Waldenburg is the only woman in the field

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, May 26, 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 tire since its inaugural season in 2020, features seven rounds. This is a continuation of the premium tire 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 (May 20 - 22). 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 October 7 - 9 in Hockenheim. Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe said, “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 tire. 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
May 20 - 22 Lausitzring
June 17 - 19 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola
July 1 - 3 Norisring
August 26 - 28 Nürburgring
September 9 - 11 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
September 23 - 25 Red Bull Ring
October 7 - 9 Hockenheimring