I was somewhat confused about what was going on and tried to understand it. Now I know what is going on and still cannot understand it.
DTM in it's best times was a saloon car championship. Tourenwagen = Saloon Car. Like the BTCC nowadays. That is where they should have gone back to. Instead they wanted to do a beefed up GT3, find out that nobody wants that and reverted back to a normal GT3. But we already have two GT3 championships in Germany: the GT Masters, which is the official German GT3 championship and NLS (formerly VLN) at the Nürburgring. So, who is going to race in the DTM? Same cars, but higher costs, because the DTM races outside of Germany. Who outside of Germany will have an interest in the DTM, when we already have the GT World Challenge? Also, I think continuing with the name DTM is a very bad idea. While watching GT cars people will always be reminded of the saloon car past.
I fully expect this new DTM to fail. Are many teams really going to take the risk of signing up, without knowing who else will sign up? Or won't they rather sign up for the cheaper and/or more established other GT series? Why should fans also watch the DTM? Same GT3 rules, only customer teams, no difference to the other series.
If nobody knows how the DTM is going to work out, who is going to sign up for the support races? I assume even less teams.
In my opinion DTM only has two viable paths:
1. Go full electric. Make the DTM electric the real DTM.
2. Do a German BTCC.