Entertainment Renewed Race Master Change in the DTM: Formula E-Man Elkins replaces Wittich

12:25  25 november  2021
12:25  25 november  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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The DTM will receive another race director again next season: as the DTM umbrella organization ITR announced in a press release, the American Scot Elkins is 2022 As the successor of Niels Wittich in the DTM and also in the frame series DTM-Trophy ensure that the rules are met.

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The 51-year-old, which grew up the legendary racetrack in Indianapolis, is considered a very experienced man and has been active as a race director in Formula E since 2018. He will continue to hold this function.

The electric series was not his only area of ​​responsibility: In recent years, he also regularly acted as Deputy Race Leader in Formula One, Formula 2 and Formula 3. For this task, he was still the legendary Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting Chambered, who died in 2019.

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like Scott Elkins describes his style

Elkins introduces a 15-member delegation of the automotive club from Germany (AVD) in the DTM, which is also in the coming year sporting organizer of the DTM and its framework series. One may be curious how the personnel will shape the DTM races in the future. ELKINS is considered a race director American style, which has not noticed in Formula E by exaggerated punishments.

How he assesses his approach itself? "I think I bring a slightly different approach through my experiences from the US, but hope that there is little change and remain fair and consistent the decisions," said Elkins.

"For me it's about people in racing, so I'm looking forward to meeting new colleagues, drivers and teams in the DTM environment."

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predecessor Wittich at Seasonal Finals in Criticism

predecessor Wittich had come to the criticism at the DTM title finals on the Norisring when AF-Corse-Ferrari-Pilot Liam Lawson came to the Sun Saturday, although he turned Winward-Mercedes-Pilot Philip Ellis would have.

and Sunday, ABT Audi-Pilot Kelvin Van der Linde received only a five-second sentence, although he had shot down DTM Leader Lawson after the start in the first curve and brought the title.

Wittich was actively active as a race director in the ADAC GT Masters by the end of 2020 and had then stopped with Sven, which was up to 2020 DTM race director exchanged the item . This was due to the fact that stop after the DTM as a manufacturer's series and the unsafe future made clarity and thus established itself on the ADAC race series. So Wittich came to the DTM.

What happens to formula e-overlaps?

like Wittich, which was active in the formula E as deputy race director in addition to its DTM role this year, Elkins 2022 will not be on site at all DTM weekends. For calendar overlaps with Formula E, as in the previous year Oliver Grodowski is ready, which will be necessary according to the current state of the races in Portimao and the Norisring. As a deputy, both in the DTM as well as in the DTM Trophy Christian Vormann is at your side.

Grasser prior to change Convinced: DTM not more expensive than ADAC GT Masters

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Although the New Year is not even opened and the season opposite will rise only at the end of April in Portimao, Elkin's last week was already involved in the ITR Regulations workshop, where the current rules on gray zones was checked.

"You can feel that Scot Elkins burn law for the DTM platform," says DTM Manager Frederic Elsner about the newcomer. "His support is already noteworthy. Due to the time difference, our regulations workshop took place for him in the middle of the night, and yet he was a light awake and with a full ELAN at the topic and the team."

DTM manager praises Elkins: "Hellwach"

Elkins Rampe "in the middle of the night and shows enormously great commitment already in the preparation of the new season. With all his experience he will enrich the DTM and the DTM Trophy and emboss , We are convinced of that. " In addition, he will be with "all his expertise in electrified motorsport an enrichment for the further development of the DTM Electric", Elsner is convinced.

How to comment on the AVD the personnel? "We are very pleased to imagine with Scot Elkins a very experienced and internationally recognized Renkirector for the coming season," says AVD Secretary-General Lutz Leif Linden, which shows himself "very satisfied" with the first DTM season.

He also thanks Niels Wittich for his commitment and the good cooperation. "His high competence is out of question and we are looking forward to our ways again." Finally, he wants him representative of the AVD "good luck for his new tasks".

with image material from DTM.

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