“Karting is the central pillar of youth development in motorsport, and a strong DKM forms the basis for a successful rise into the numerous automobile racing series run by the ADAC, right up to the pinnacle – the DTM. The German Kart Championship will be part of the ADAC motorsport family. With this move, we are taking an important step in the realignment of karting and securing the future of the sport in Germany. In the DKM, we offer drivers and teams a professional environment, in which to develop new talents,” says ADAC Sport President Dr. Gerd Ennser.
Six race weekends are planned from April to September. In Germany, the series will visit the renowned racetracks in Wackersdorf, Ampfing, Kerpen and Mülsen. There is also one trip abroad to Genk in Belgium. The 2024 DKM calendar will be released shortly. The dates of the individual race weekends have been selected in line with the major international racing series. The DKM will feature a broad range of classes in the future. As well as the Mini and OK Juniors competitions, a further two geared classes (KZ2) will also be run. Then there is the IAME Series Germany, with its X30 Junior and X30 Senior classes.
The new structure means the ADAC Kart Masters will not run next year. Dr. Ennser: “I would like to thank all those involved, whose commitment has made the ADAC Kart Masters a success story in recent years. With the German Kart Championship under the umbrella of the ADAC, we are now combining the strengths of both series to create a strong platform for the youngsters.”