In 2013, for the first time ever in its history, the DTM will contest a race in Russia. "For the DTM, going to Russia is an important element in developing new markets,” says Hans Werner Aufrecht, Chairman of ITR e.V. , the organization that holds and markets the DTM rights. The race track that was inaugrated in 2012 is located around 80 km northwest of Moscow and has a length of about four kilometers. The DTM race will be held on the short 2.5-kilometer circuit version. On the long straight before the start-finish line the drivers achieve top speeds of up to 260 km/h.