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|2000 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters|
The 2000 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the first Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season since the original series' demise in 1996. Nine events were held with two 40-minute races at each racing weekend.
This was the resurrected DTM's first season since the cancellation of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft at the end of 1996. Mercedes returned to the series after their unfortunate CLR Le Mans project along with H.W.A GmbH and AMG. They were joined by Opel, who brought along the Holzer, Phoenix, Irmscher and Euroteam from the German Super Touring Championship (STW) where they had raced in 1999. The resumption of DTM also meant the end of STW. Audi did not enter, but was still represented through the semi-independent Abt Sportsline team. Two additional teams also ran Mercedes; they were Persson Motorsport and Team Rosberg.
Teams and drivers
|Mercedes-Benz||AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM 2000||HWA 1||1||Bernd Schneider||All|
|HWA 2||5||Klaus Ludwig||All|
|Team Rosberg||14||Pedro Lamy||1-2|
|Persson Motorsport||18||Marcel Tiemann||All|
|Opel||Opel Astra V8 Coupé DTM 2000||Opel Team Holzer 1||3||Uwe Alzen||All|
|Opel Team Phoenix||7||Manuel Reuter||All|
|Opel Team Holzer 2||11||Éric Hélary||All|
|Opel Team Irmscher||12||Christian Menzel||All|
|Audi1||Abt-Audi TT-R 2000||Abt Sportsline 1||9||Laurent Aïello||1, 3-10|
|10||Christian Abt||1, 3-10|
|Abt Sportsline 2||20||Kris Nissen||All|
|21||James Thompson||2, 5-10|
Race calendar and winners
All races were held in Germany. Each weekend feature two 100 km races, with equal points scales.
Bold – Pole
† Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.