Eleven picks up DTM rights in Poland and Belgium
Eleven Sports, the international subscription broadcaster, has today acquired rights to Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, the Germany-based touring car motor racing series, in Poland and Belgium.
In Poland, Eleven will show the series live and exclusively for the next two seasons, and it will provide coverage of the 2020 campaign in Belgium.
Polish race fans will have a particular interest in the series with native former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica competing for Orlen Team Art, the new team which will compete in DTM this season.
The 2020 campaign is set to comprise 10 rounds at various European circuits, including Germany’s Hockenheimring and Norisring, Italy’s Monza, Belgium’s Zolder, and the UK's Brands Hatch.
The season is due to start on 10 July, but race organisers will be taking “a flexible and pragmatic approach to scheduling to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved” due to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.
The DTM series adds to Eleven’s motor racing portfolio, which in Poland already includes Formula 1 and PGE Ekstraliga speedway.
Danny Menken, Eleven Sports group managing director, said: “DTM is a much-loved racing series and will be a great addition for our motorsports fans in Poland and Belgium. In Poland, our viewers will have the chance to continue to follow a national hero in Robert Kubica while DTM will be something new and a bit different for our subscribers in Belgium.”