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Vitaly Petrov Became the First Russian Member of the DTM Racing
February 26, 2014 17:36


The first Russian "Formula 1"  racer Vitaly Petrov became the first Russian member of the DTM racing driving his AMG Mercedes C-Coupé factory racing car.

The first in history of the Russian championship DTM stage (Deutsche Touring Masters) was visited by 45,000 spectators at the Moscow Raceway circuit in 2013.

The second stage of the Russian championship DTM will be held at the Moscow Raceway circuit in midsummer 11-13 July 2014.

Vitaly Petrov (29 years old, Russia) opens a new page in the history of Russian motorsport. In the upcoming season of DTM the first Russian "Formula 1" racer will become the first Russian racer of the DTM series.

On May 4, Petrov debuted in the DTM championship driving Mercedes AMG C-Coupé in the opening season in Hockenheim, Germany. On January 23, exactly 100 days before his first race in DTM, a former "Formula 1" racer participated in the trial race DTM Mercedes-Benz in Portimao, Portugal for the first time.

In 2013, Petrov together with Mercedes-Benz DTM  participated in the car show Moscow City Racing, which was held near the Kremlin, and debuted as a member of DTM Moscow on the track Moscow Raceway, driving ring-taxi Mercedes-Benz DTM.

After a successful premiere in August 2013 popular world DTM series prepares for a second tour in Russia. The first stage in the history of the Russian DTM championship at Moscow Raceway was visited by 45,000 spectators in 2013. In 2014, the audience at Moscow Raceway will see exciting pilots battle driving factory machines of three famous German car manufacturers: Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Seven champions of this prestigious series will participate in the upcoming DTM season. It is important to note that the Russian DTM 2014 weekend will be special not only because of  a record number champions participating in it, but due to the fact that  within its framework European Championship "Formula 3" will be held in Russia for the first time.

Moscow City Racing, the world's largest urban auto motor show was held on July 21 in Moscow for the 6-th time. Traditionally, the most distinguished F-1 teams take part in demonstration runs around the Kremlin. By present day Moscow City Racing secured its place in the list of official municipal events and became a real car fest for families. Demonstration races took  place on traditional race circuit starting from Bolotnaya Square then on Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge and Kremlin Embankment. Moscow City Racing started on July 20. All day long the paddocks zone near Bolotnaya square was available for free visits, where all interested persons could watch F-1 and other teams’ preparation for Sunday show. There also was an autograph session from famous racers.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Vitaly Petrov DTM racing    

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