Was the DTM right to return 'home'?

Was the DTM right to return 'home'?

In a year when it's looking to the future with its Class One rules and Super GT tie-up, the DTM went back to the scene of its first ever race last weekend. But did 'old-school' Zolder show the series at its best?

Last weekend's Zolder round had the air of a different event by DTM standards. Series boss Gerhard Berger even used it as a comparison to newer tracks that he felt had lost the motorsport "smell" - the character that makes circuits legendary.

Considering Zolder is sometimes referred to as the 'other Belgian circuit' - a name quite different to Zolder's own choice of 'funfastic' - that attitude might seem a bit grandiose. But by the end of the weekend, Zolder showed had itself to be a key part of the jigsaw Berger is building as he aims to take a traditionally Germanic series into the international spotlight.

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