BMW Team RBM sees both drivers on a lectern during a Norisring – Blomqvist and Martin finish second and third.

Posted on 26. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Norisring (DE), 26th Jun 2016. Sunday’s DTM competition during a Norisring
(DE) finished with vital success for BMW Team RBM: Tom Blomqvist (GB)
gathering into second place in a Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, after starting
from stick position for a initial time in his DTM career. Behind him,
Maxime Martin (BE) delivered a fighting opening in a SAMSUNG BMW
M4 DTM to pierce adult from sixth on a grid to finish in third place.
This saw both drivers in Bart Mampaey’s (BE) Belgian group make it onto
a podium. Nico Müller (CH, Audi) distinguished feat on the
2.3-kilometre track.

The competition went good for a BMW drivers in general. Just like on
Saturday, they benefitted from countless incidents involving
competitors, and a serve 4 BMW M4 DTM done it into a tip 10.
After fourth place on Saturday, internal favourite Marco Wittmann (DE) ended
Sunday’s competition in sixth place in his Red Bull BMW M4 DTM, that meant
he regained a lead in a drivers’ championship with 75 points.
Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM) finished right behind him in seventh.

Timo Glock (DE, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) and Martin Tomczyk (DE, BMW
M Performance Parts M4 DTM) delivered clever races from 20 and 23 on
a grid, finishing in a points in ninth and tenth place. Accidents
saw António Félix da Costa (PT, BMW M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (BR,
Shell BMW M4 DTM) retire before a finish of a race.

Reactions to a eighth competition of a 2016 DTM season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “The fans
in a grandstands were treated to a fantastic uncover they have come
to expect. We did not design to come divided with such a good result.
Obviously anyone starting from stick wants to win, though if anyone had
told me before a weekend that Tom Blomqvist and Maxime Martin would
finish second and third during a Norisring, we would have taken that
immediately so my compliments to both of them, as good as Bart Mampaey
and his whole team. We are unequivocally happy to have 6 cars in a tip ten
here. It is a contrition for António Félix da Costa that his impressive
opening did not get a outcome it deserved, and for Augusto Farfus
that his competition came to a beforehand finish on a opening lap. We wish to
behind this opening adult when a DTM earnings from a three-week
mangle in Zandvoort. Congratulations to Nico Müller on his win.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, 2nd place): “All in all,
we am unequivocally happy with a result. we done it onto a lectern and scored
18 profitable points. We had not unequivocally reckoned on that going into the
weekend. We even came unequivocally tighten to winning, though unfortunately we lost
time towards a finish of my initial army and in a array stop. On the
whole, however, my group did an impossibly good job. we would like to
appreciate them all.”

 

Facts and Figures.

Circuit/length/duration:


Norisring, 2.3 kilometres, 60 mins and 1 lap

Conditions:


Cloudy, 22 degrees Celsius

 

BMW Motorsport results:


#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, Ice-Watch BMW
M4 DTM – 2nd place

#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RBM, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 3rd place

#11 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – 6th place

#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM – 7th place

#16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team RMG, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – 9th place

#100 Martin Tomczyk (DE), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts
M4 DTM – 10th place

#13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M4 DTM – DNF

#18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team MTEK, Shell BMW M4 DTM – DNF

 

Useful information:


Tom Blomqvist distinguished his second lectern position
of a season. He also finished in second place in a Saturday race
in Spielberg. He has been on a lectern 3 times in his DTM career
to date.

BMW Team RBM had both drivers on a lectern for a second time in
their DTM career. The Belgian group initial achieved this with the
Blomqvist and Augusto Farfus one-two outcome in Oschersleben (DE) in 2015.

Maxime Martin finished on a lectern for a sixth time in his DTM
career. It was a second time this season, a prior time being at
a Sunday competition in Hockenheim (DE).

BMW has brought home 7 lectern positions this season.

Second place has been a best BMW outcome during a Norisring since
2012. Martin Tomczyk finished in second place in a BMW M3 DTM behind then.

Tomczyk delivered nonetheless another considerable catch-up competition from 23rd on
a grid on Sunday, creation adult 13 positions. Timo Glock changed adult eleven
places after starting from 20th on a grid.

Blomqvist started from stick position for a initial time in his DTM career.

It was BMW’s second stick position of a season, after Marco Wittmann
started from initial place on a grid in a Saturday competition in Spielberg.

 

More information.

You can find a latest BMW Motorsport media information, the
DTM Press Kit, and copyright-free images for editorial functions online
during www.press.bmwgroup.com/global.

 

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About a DTM.

The DTM is a many renouned furloughed vehicle array in a world.
The array pits a 3 reward vehicle manufacturers BMW, Audi
and Mercedes-Benz opposite any 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 three
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 9 weekends, are scheduled for 2016. ARD
broadcasts all a races live. Tickets for all a DTM races are
accessible here: https://tickets.bmw-motorsport.com/index.html

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