BMW Motorsport starts final third of 2016 DTM deteriorate during a Nürburgring

Posted on 05. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 5th Sep 2016. Four BMW teams will be competing on
a lane steeped in story during a 13th and 14th races of a 2016 DTM
season: for decades, a Nürburgring (DE) has been a home of racing
for BMW and a DTM. The arriving weekend outlines a 50th occasion
given 1984 that a DTM competition has taken place in a Eifel region. In
this period, BMW drivers have reached a lectern 11 times in DTM races
during a Nürburgring. In addition, there have been 19 altogether wins for
BMW in a mythological 24-hour race. The BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM,
driven by Martin Tomczyk (DE), will competition in a special anniversary
pattern to commemorate this unapproachable history, and to symbol a 100th
birthday of a BMW Group.

Ahead of a weekend’s races, BMW is now tip of all 3 DTM
championship standings. Marco Wittmann (DE) has 130 points in the
drivers’ championship after his second win of a deteriorate in a Sunday
competition during a “Moscow Raceway” and is 12 points brazen of his nearest
challenger, Robert Wickens (CA, Mercedes). In a manufacturers’
championship, BMW is in initial place with 436 points.

BMW Team RMG leads a group championship with 178 points. Stefan
Reinhold’s (DE) group will suffer home advantage on a 3.629-kilometre
circuit. The group domicile in Andernach (DE) are only a few
kilometres from a Nürburgring. From a sporting indicate of view, recent
performances in front of their home throng have been unequivocally successful
for BMW Team RMG. In 2014, Wittmann claimed feat in a competition to
take a wilful step towards his pretension win. He also set a path record
of 1:23.175 mins in a race, a record that still stands today.
Last year, Maxime Martin (BE) triumphed for Reinhold’s group in the
Saturday race.

The 13th and 14th races of a DTM deteriorate are scheduled to start on
Saturday during 14:55 (live on ARD from 14.30) and on Sunday during 15:10
(live on ARD from 15.00).


Quotes brazen of a seventh competition weekend of 2016 during a Nürburgring.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“Every year, a DTM eventuality during a Nürburgring is one of the
highlights of a whole season. BMW and a DTM share a prolonged and
successful story during this racetrack. We would also like to express
a congratulations and applaud a 50th DTM competition weekend. We have
also distinguished some good successes in a Eifel in new years: in
2014 we had a win for Marco Wittmann, and afterwards Maxime Martin won in
2015. We are now heading all 3 DTM championships as we arrive at
a Nürburgring, though we know that it will not be easy for us there.
Everything is so parsimonious that each indicate depends in a final third of
a season. we am unequivocally extraordinary to see a special pattern a BMW M
Performance Parts M4 DTM will be sporting this weekend. It is certain to
be an eye-catcher in a race, celebrating a 100th birthday of the
BMW Group.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“The deteriorate has compulsory a high turn of
concentration, and we have worked with BMW to make a best of it
together. The whole team, and a drivers are additional encouraged for our
home race. In a past we have been means to applaud some great
successes during a Nürburgring, that were unequivocally romantic for us. We
will do all we can to be a best during a Ring this year too. We
will also suffer additional support from families and friends here, so we
wish to broach a best opening for them too.”

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):

“Moscow was a good success for us, with third and fourth in Sunday’s
race, and finally rewarded a whole group for a tough work over the
prior months. We wish to take this certain feeling to the
Nürburgring. Our idea is to swell from final year’s good results,
when Bruno Spengler reached a lectern in a Sunday race.

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“With a difference of Zandvoort, no DTM circuit is closer to our
domicile in Belgium than a Nürburgring. So we feel right during home
in a Eifel. Maxime Martin won there final year, and Tom Blomqvist
achieved good too. We will give a all to record some good results
this year too.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“The Nürburgring is mythological and has a unapproachable history. So it is
always special for us to competition there. The wilful proviso of a 2016
DTM deteriorate is starting now. Our engineers, mechanics and drivers will
do their best – hopefully they will be rewarded during a Nürburgring for
their tough work over new months, and also be means to minister to
BMW’s conflict for a manufacturers’ title. We know that a constant BMW
fans will yield good support in a Eifel.”

Marco Wittmann (#11, BMW Team RMG):

“The Nürburgring is always value a revisit – and that is loyal for
drivers too. It is like a second home competition for me, as BMW Team RMG has
a domicile nearby. We have had unequivocally good formula here adult to now.
we was means to win in 2014 and afterwards Maxime did it in 2015. Especially
after winning in Moscow, that is because we have a certain feeling about
a competition weekend during a Nürburgring.”

Timo Glock (#16, BMW Team RMG):

“I always unequivocally demeanour brazen to a Nürburgring, as we have had
flattering good formula here. Of march we wish a continue stays good.
BMW Team RMG has always delivered good performances in balmy and dry
conditions. The circuit is good too. we wish we have a bit some-more fitness in
these dual races than we did in Moscow, and that we are rewarded for our
tough work.”

Bruno Spengler (#7, BMW Team MTEK):

“The Nürburgring unequivocally is a singular circuit. The atmosphere is very
special and a fans are unequivocally enthusiastic. Of march a weather
plays a large part, as we never know what it is going to be like. In
a past we have had some good formula on this circuit, so we am really
looking brazen to a weekend.” 

Augusto Farfus (#18, BMW Team MTEK):

“The Nürburgring is a special place in motorsport. Everything about
it is unequivocally cool: a circuit, a place itself, a fans. we wish we
have good continue – and hopefully we can also put on a good
performance. Things have always left good for me there. we can hardly
wait to get to a Nürburgring.”

Tom Blomqvist (#31, BMW Team RBM):

“I consider we are good set for a outing to a Nürburgring. Last year I
managed to get to fourth place in a second competition and now we know the
circuit a bit better. we do flattering good there. Of march it is a very
opposite circuit to a one in Moscow. But we unequivocally like this variety.”

Maxime Martin (#36, BMW Team RBM):

“The Nürburgring is unequivocally tighten to my home country, Belgium, and I
managed to win a Saturday competition final year. So, of course, it is nice
to be going behind there. we will do my best to get good formula again,
after not doing so good in Moscow.”

António Félix da Costa (#13, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“This unequivocally is one of my favourite circuits – and always has been. I
have accessible some flattering good formula via my career during the
Nürburgring. we would like to continue in that capillary in a DTM. The
whole group will give all to be successful after some difficult
new races.”

Martin Tomczyk (#100, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“I always like entrance to a Nürburgring. It is a good circuit and
BMW has been means to applaud a lot of wins there. The lane is one
of my favourite circuits, and we have reached a lectern there a few
times. So we am anticipating to find some form again during this circuit. However
a weekend goes: it will be a good weekend for BMW, as a code is
closely related to a Nürburgring. we wish a fans like the
anniversary pattern for my vehicle as many as we do.”


Nürburgring Statistics.


3.629 km

2015 winners:                 

Maxime Martin, BMW (race 1)

Miguel Molina, Audi (race 2)

Pole positions 2015:

1:21.915 minutes, Lucas Auer, Mercedes (race 1)

1:21.732 minutes, Miguel Molina, Audi (race 2)

Best-placed BMW 2015:

Maxime Martin, 1st place (race 1)

Bruno Spengler, 3rd place (race 2)

DTM debut:


BMW wins:


BMW stick positions:


BMW fastest laps:


BMW podiums:



BMW DTM motorist statistics.




BMW Motorsport media schedule.



DTM Race Calendar 2016.

6th-8th May – Hockenheim (DE), 20th-22nd May – Spielberg (AT),
3rd-5th Jun – Lausitzring (DE), 24th-26th Jun – Norisring (DE),
15th-17th Jul – Zandvoort (NL), 19th-21st Aug – Moscow (RU),
9th-11th Sep – Nürburgring (DE), 23rd-25th
Sep – Budapest (HU), 14th-16th Oct – Hockenheim (DE).


More information.

You can find a latest BMW Motorsport media information, a DTM
Press Kit, and copyright-free images for editorial functions online at


BMW Motorsport on a web.








About a DTM.

The German Touring Car Masters – DTM for brief – is a many popular
furloughed vehicle array in a world. The array pits a 3 premium
vehicle manufacturers BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz opposite each
other in a sporting contest. BMW fielded a initial works teams from
1984 to 1992, during that time it claimed 49 competition victories and won
a Drivers’ Championship on 3 occasions (1984, 1987 and 1989).
The manufacturer returned to a DTM in 2012, given when it has won
7 of a probable twelve titles. 18 races, widespread over nine
weekends, are scheduled for 2016. ARD broadcasts all a races live.
Tickets for all a DTM races are accessible here:

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