Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft

We've Got A Bigger Problem Now - 1991 index

For the 1991 DTM, BMW and Mercedes stayed with the same cars (though development and testing never stopped) but both Audi and Opel decided to use “Evolution” versions of the V8 and Omega, complete with splitters and rear wings. No idea what the average executive would do with them, but for racing it worked - at least for Audi, whose combination of sandbagging, teamwork and tactics played gave them a decisive advantage in the latter staged of the season. Champion Biela scored four wins, of which three in the last 2 race weekends; even the combined efforts of the 10 (!) works Mercedes could not give Ludwig the championship. BMW still was competitive, but the second half of the season brought few wins. After 10 DTM races, there were two more, called the ITR cup/fahrerpokal or whatever you want to call it; there was a championship for private entries, which was won by Zakowski (son of) and his Unitron BMW; there were team- and manufacturer titles, and even an ITR fahrerpokal; it consisted of all DTM and ITR races and was won by Biela too.

The races:




Bergischer Löwe
  Avus    Wunstorf Norisring Diepholz Nürburgring
Singen Hockenheim   Brno 
Donington Kyalami

   The cars

Final classification

DTM index