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DTM, Super GT Agree To Unify Engine Regulations From '17, Push Cooperation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 15

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "is pushing its cooperation with the Japanese Super GT racing series," according the SID. The two touring car championships "will have unified engine regulations from '17" after already unifying the series' technical regulations in the areas of aerodynamics ...

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