With the past weekend, Germany's most popular touring car series has started into its 33rd season; the 20th since its refoundation in 2000: At the end of the 18 races on nine weekends it will be established who won the DTM 2019. The victories of the first two races from May 4th to 5th, were secured by Marco Wittmann on the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM on Saturday as well as by René Rast on the Audi RS 5 DTM from Audi Sports Team Rosberg on Sunday. Rast, the champion from 2017, is with 25 points on the third place in the driver rankin; the second placed Robin Frijns on the Aral Ultimate Audi RS 5 DTM achieved the 3rd place twice and earned 31 points. Wittmann leads the chart after the first weekend with 34 points. Occasion for us to look in our warehouse, which modelcars we still keep ready for you of the DTM from previous years.
Thirty-three years - this time advertised to illustrate the force of this number - the German Touring Car Championship and German Touring Car Masters excited motor racing fans by their proximity to the public and the equivalent cars whose recognition value compared to the standard vehicles for the road is as high as in no other motorsport class. 33 years, which of course means that the big players of the modelcar industry brought a lot of miniatures to the emergency vehicles on the market. In this segment with the scale 1:43; Minichamps is the leader in branding. The Aacheners have accompanied the series since the release of their Audi V8 DTM from 1990 and owe their popularity to a not inconsiderable part of this touring car series.
So it's not surprising that modelcars to the DTM from Minichamps are with us, but also Spark models have their fans. In the finish both manufacturers are absolutely equal and correspond to their role models down to the last detail. The latest miniatures from Spark emulate the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM, which appeared under the headline "30 years", as the brand with the star has said after three decades from this series to the Formula E. Solido - rather seldom a supplier to this motorsport series - recalls the champion Roberto Ravaglia in 1:18 and with openable doors on the BMW M3 DTM in 1989. Also interesting are the models of the DTM cars from 2003 in scale 1:64 out of diecast from Kyosho. Just click on the link embedded below to overview. And, oh yes, finally a thank you for your visit to the trailer.