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The 2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the thirty-first season of premier German touring car championship and also eighteenth season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. The season is scheduled to run from 6 May until 15 October over 18 races. René Rast won his first DTM championship after a total of nine events.
German wheel rim company ATS became official standard control wheel rim supplier from 2017 season onwards as it was announced on 15 March 2016.
Hankook Tire extend their DTM tyre supplier role until 2019 as the South Korean tyre company announced on 6 May 2016.
On 17 September 2016, DTM announced that the field may be reduced from 24 to 18 competitors.
The DTM race formats will be changed to 55 minutes respectively for race 1 and race 2 as it was announced on 30 March 2017.
The team-to-driver radio has been banned for 2017 season onwards as it was announced on 1 May 2017.
The simultaneously 4 tyre change in the pit stop has been replaced by the separated 4 tyre change in the pit stop to make longer pit duration up to 10 seconds (similar to 24 Hours of Le Mans).
Points will be awarded for qualification positions with the top three earning points.
After using single-element rear wings for five seasons, the rear wing of all DTM cars has been changed back from a single-element plane wing to a dual-element plane wing. The double-element rear wing was last featured in the DTM in the 2011 season.
All DTM engines from 2017 season will be increased to 500 bhp as well as the increase of intake air restrictors diameter to 29 mm.
All DTM entrants to utilize all-new Hankook tyre compounds from 2017 season to produce aggressive grip.
The allocation of Balance of Performance DTM car weights were revised again for fine tuning.
After several criticisms and protests from DTM teams, the Balance of Performance DTM car weights were officially abolished just before Austrian race.
Teams and drivers
The following manufacturers, teams and drivers competed in the 2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. All teams competed with tyres supplied by Hankook.