The 2011 DTM championship season was officially launched over the weekend at the German city of Wiesbaden in front of an estimated crowd of over 120,000 fans.

The full championship entry list was finally released, with a nine-apiece line-up for the battling Mercedes-Benz and Audi marques, who will be joined by BMW next year when DTM's 2011 season launchit makes its long-awaited return to the series. Nine different nationalities are represented, of which Germany is the largest with six drivers on the grid.

Fans enjoyed driver demonstrations, autograph signings, pit stop simulations and plenty of opportunities to mingle with their favourite drivers.

The full entry list can be viewed below. The season-opening race is at Hockenheim in May.

2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championship Entry List:

No. Entrant / Sponsor Car Driver
2. HWA Team / Thomas Sabo Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Class 2009 Gary Paffett GBR
3. HWA Team / Bank Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Class 2009 Bruno Spengler CDN
4. Abt Sportsline / AUTO TEST Audi Audi A4 DTM 2009 Timo Scheider DEU
5. Abt Sportsline / Audi Sport Audi Audi A4 DTM 2009 Oliver Jarvis GBR
6. HWA Team / Salzgitter Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Class 2009 Ralf Schumacher DEU
7. HWA Team / AMG Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Class 2009 Jamie Green GBR
8. Abt Sportsline / Red Bull Audi Audi A4 DTM 2009 Mattias Ekström SWE
9. Abt Sportsline / E-Postbrief Audi Audi A4 DTM 2009 Mike Rockenfeller DEU
10. Persson / TV Spielfilm Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Class 2008 Susie Stoddart GBR
11. Persson / Junge Stern Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Class 2008 Christian Vietoris DEU
14. Phoenix / Schaeffler Audi Audi A4 DTM 2008 Martin Tomczyk DEU
15. Phoenix / Glamour Audi Audi A4 DTM 2008 Rahel Frey SUI
16. Mücke / GQ Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Class 2008 Maro Engel DEU
17. Mücke / Deutsche Post Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Class 2008 David Coulthard GBR
18. Rosberg / TV Movie Audi Audi A4 DTM 2008 Filipe Albuquerque POR
19. Rosberg / Playboy Audi Audi A4 DTM 2008 Edoardo Mortara ITA
20. Persson / Stern Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Class 2008 Renger can der Zande NED
22. Abt Sportsline / Red Bull Audi Audi A4 DTM 2008 Miguel Molina ESP

[Image via DTM]

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