Shanghai has been dropped from the 2012 DTM calendar

Series organisers for the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters have announced they have cancelled the season-ending Shanghai street circuit race.

The reason?

It turns out that China’s motorsport authorities have not sanctioned the DTM round, scheduled to take place on 6 November, due to the event clashing with the WTCC championship round at Guangdong.

The Chinese track became the latest addition to the DTM calendar since the championship re-formed in 2000, and DTM series organisers have declared their intention to get the race back on the calendar next year.

[Original image via Flickr]

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