1993 witnessed the introduction of the new Class 1 regulations. The regulations dictated engines with a maximum capacity of 2.5 litre and six cylinders. In addition, very liberal modifications to the engine, chassis and aerodynamics were allowed. Alfa Romeo was the first manufacturer to build a pure blooded Class 1 touring car and was duly rewarded: Nicola Larini took the title back to Italy in Alfa Romeo‘s debut year.
The Alfa Corse team, managed by Giorgio Pianta, fielded two 155 V6 TI cars, driven by Nicola Larini and Alessandro Nannini. Another pair of twin cars were also driven, for the Schubel team, by Giorgio Francia and Christian Danner. The car's victorious debut at the Zolder track was simply the first step towards Nicola Larini winning the title, beating the current champion Klaus Ludwig, driving for the imposing Mercedes mega-team. Larini notched the highest number of victories in the DTM's history, no fewer than 10 in 20 races, joined by another two wins obtained by Nannini and a non-league race win in Donington.
In a Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI 1993:
In a Alfa Romeo 155 TS Gr. D2 1993:
(Alle races in Germany unless otherwise stated.)
18.04.1993 Hockenheim, Rennsport-Festival
02.05.1993 Nürburgring, Eifelrennen
16.05.1993 Wunstorf, Flugplatzrennen Wunstorf
13.06.1993 Nürburgring-Nordschleife, Großer Preis der Tourenwagen
27.06.1993 Norisring, 200 Meilen von Nürnberg
18.07.1993 Donington (GB), Donington-Gold-Cup
08.08.1993 Diepholz, Flugplatzrennen Diepholz
29.08.1993 Singen, ADAC-Preis Alemannenring
12.09.1993 Berlin, ADAC-Avus-Rennen
19.09.1993 Hockenheim, ADAC-Preis Hockenheim
1. ITR e.V.: DTM, History, History 1984-2009, Season 1993; 2010.
2. Alfisti.com: Races, DTM - ITC; 2010
3. Registro storico Alfa 155 Superturismo: Corse; anno 1992.