Elkins, an FIA employee, has been in charge of running Formula E races since the 2017-18 season and joined Extreme E earlier this year for his first campaign.
A Los Angeles resident, formerly a deputy race director for Formula 1 and its F2 and F3 support series, he now leads a team of 15 people to oversee the progress of DTM.
This 51-year-old move follows DTM race director Niels Wittich to support Michael Masi as race director for the FIA F2 and F3 championships.
If there is a calendar clash between Formula E and DTM in the Portimao and Norisring rounds, the organization Automobilclub von Deutschland will be led by Oliver Grodowski in the absence of Elkins.
Christian Volman will be the Deputy Race Director.
Elkins, a part-time guitar technician, said:
“From my experience in the United States, I think I’m taking a slightly different approach, but I hope it doesn’t change much as a result, and that the decisions are fair and consistent.
“For me, motorsport is aimed at people first and foremost, so I’m looking forward to meeting new colleagues, drivers and teams in the DTM environment.”
Take action, Kelvin van der Linde, Abt Sportsline Audi R8 LMS GT3, Liam Lawson, AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
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Elkins was formerly the Series Director of the American Nitro Rallycross Championship and has overseen the technical regulations of the IMSA SportsCar Championship for almost seven years, already helping to revise the DTM rules prior to the 2022 campaign. increase.
He is also a wise capture of DTM, pivoting towards an electrified future.
Frederick Elsner, Event Director of DTM Organizer ITR, said:
“With his wealth of experience, he has become an asset to the DTM and the DTM Trophy and will mark them.
“We are convinced about it.
“For the internationally growing platform, Scot Elkins is the right new signature.
“Also, looking to the future, he has all the expertise in electric motorsport and is convinced that it is an asset for the further development of DTM Electric.
“I just feel that Scot Elkins is really passionate about the DTM platform.
“His support is already noteworthy at this stage.
“Due to the time difference, our regulation workshop was held at midnight for him, but he still woke up and had a complete spirit for the problem and the team.”
https://www.autosport.com/dtm/news/fe-and-extreme-e-race-director-elkins-appointed-in-same-role-dtm/6818904/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-ALL&utm_term=News&utm_content=uk FE and Extreme E Race Director Elkins have been appointed to the same role at DTM