S he DTM has been with Opel, Audi since the re-establishment in 2000 after the decline of the German Touring Car Championship and Mercedes became a crowd puller again. After Opel quit at the end of the 2004 season, Audi and Mercedes will fight for the DTM title among themselves. The DTM fans don't care, they are always happy to see famous names like Mika Häkkinen, Ralf Schumacher or Jean Alesi. The DTM paddock is always well filled and attracts with additional attractions such as appearances by various bands before the start of the race.
The DTM vehicles are derived from the series and bear the names of the manufacturers such as Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4, but look more like prototypes.