The new AMG Mercedes CLK-DTM has been en-hanced within the strict limits laid down in the championship’s regulations. It has a completely new body and space frame and is more aerodynamically efficient. The kinematics of the redesigned suspen-sion have been optimised for the new Dunlop tyres, which are taller and wider than the previous ones. Enhancements have also been made to various de-tails of the four-litre eight-cylinder engine.
The new CLK will be driven by defending champion Bernd Schneider (Monaco/37), runner-up Uwe Alzen (Germany/34), Marcel FÃ¤ssler (Switzerland/25), and Jean Alesi (France/37 years old) who retired from Formula One after 201 Grands Prix last year and entered DTM.