Into a Alps with good momentum: a DTM deteriorate continues for BMW Motorsport with dual races in Spielberg.

Posted on 17. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 17th May 2016. The 8 BMW drivers are environment their
sights high brazen of a second DTM weekend of a 2016 season:
Spielberg (AT) hosts races 3 and 4 on 21st/22nd May – during what
is substantially one of a many pleasing circuits in motorsport.

Nestled in a Styrian plateau in Austria, a Red Bull Ring is the
tip racetrack on a DTM calendar, during roughly 700 metres above sea
level. It is also adult nearby a tip of a recognition ratings among the
drivers. A genuine exam for a drivers, and featuring scarcely large
changes in betterment and gradients of adult to 12 per cent, the
4.326-kilometre lane is located about 50 kilometres from Graz and all
yet guarantees moving and sparkling races.

When a BMW Motorsport drivers go out onto a lane during a initial of
this season’s 4 trips abroad, they will be looking to behind adult the
opening they showed in competition dual of a season-opener in Hockenheim
(DE), where Augusto Farfus (BR) and Maxime Martin (BE) finished second
and third. Farfus was also a tip BMW motorist in Spielberg in 2015.

Three BMW DTM drivers reached a lectern on Saturday in a third
competition of a VLN Endurance Racing Championship during a Nürburgring
Nordschleife (DE): DTM ace Marco Wittmann (DE), Jörg Müller (DE) and
BMW Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn (FI) accessible a initial large win for
a new BMW M6 GT3. Martin Tomczyk (DE) in second place and Tom
Blomqvist (GB) in third also finished in a top-3 during a dress
operation for a 24-hour race.

The DTM races in Spielberg get underway during 17:50 on Saturday (live on
ARD from 17:35) and 15:15 on Sunday (live on ARD from 15:00).

Quotes brazen of a second competition weekend of 2016 in Spielberg.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“The opening turn of a DTM deteriorate in Hockenheim was eventful for
us, in many regards. we consider a fans positively saw some fantastic
racing – and that is accurately what we are looking to give spectators in
a DTM. With dual lectern finishes and a large points transport behind
us, we now transport to Spielberg with a aim of subsidy adult our
performances – quite those shown on a Sunday. We have some
lustful memories of this pleasing racetrack in a mountains. We claimed
a one-two-three there in 2013, and afterwards a top-four lock-out the
following year. Furthermore, it is also a home circuit of our
prerogative partner Red Bull. Therefore, we wish that Styria will infer to
be a happy stomping belligerent for us again in 2016.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“First of all, we am unequivocally contemptible for Timo Glock and a whole team
that we were not means to keep a lectern outcome from Hockenheim.
Timo and a guys did a good pursuit and some-more than deserved the
second-place prize as a prerogative for their tough work. We are now
looking ahead, and looking brazen to going on a conflict again in
Spielberg. Both Timo and Marco Wittmann have seemed on a lectern at
a Red Bull Ring several times in a past. we wish that is a good
feeling for a subsequent dual races.”

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):

“I demeanour behind fondly on a entrance in Spielberg in 2013. Back then,
Marco Wittmann and Timo Glock claimed a initial lectern finishes. After
a lectern finish for Augusto Farfus and Bruno Spengler’s impressive
competition on Saturday in Hockenheim, we transport to Austria full of
confidence. Our idea is to grasp tip formula again during a Red Bull Ring.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“We done a good start to a 2016 DTM season, with third place for
Maxime Martin and a clever arrangement from Tom Blomqvist in Sunday’s race
in Hockenheim. We would apparently like to take this movement into the
weekend in Spielberg. To make this possible, a mechanics and
engineers are operative tough in credentials for a weekend.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“Spielberg is something of a home tour for a team. After all, the
tour from Freilassing is shorter than to any other DTM race. The
circuit is set in pleasing view and has a fascinating layout,
that also produces a tip normal speeds on a whole DTM
calendar. We had an sparkling start to a deteriorate in Hockenheim, which
usually goes to uncover only how tighten a DTM is going to be in 2016. We
are now looking brazen to a subsequent part during a Red Bull Ring.”

Marco Wittmann (car array 11, BMW Team RMG):

“Generally speaking, Spielberg unequivocally suits me. we claimed my first
lectern there, and indeed won in 2014. It is, so to speak, a home
competition for my new partner Red Bull. we am looking brazen to saying a lot
of fans during a track, who will be ancillary us and entertaining us on. It
is positively going to be a special weekend.”

Timo Glock (car array 16, BMW Team RMG):

“The Red Bull Ring is positively one of a many beautiful
racetracks in a world, and one we have a lot of lustful memories of. I
claimed my initial DTM lectern there in 2013 and also enjoyed a lot of
good races during my Formula 3 days. Apart from final year, things have
always left unequivocally good for me in Spielberg.”

Bruno Spengler (car array 7, BMW Team MTEK):

“The circuit in Spielberg is one of a kind. As a racing driver, it
has all we adore about a racetrack: quick corners, delayed corners,
climbs, drops, and a prolonged true with overtaking opportunities. On
tip of that, we have a ardent motorsport fans in Austria. we am
unequivocally many looking brazen to a weekend.”

Augusto Farfus (car array 18, BMW Team MTEK):

“Spielberg is one of a many appealing racetracks in Europe.
Driving there is always hugely enjoyable. After a good formula in
Hockenheim, we am unequivocally looking brazen to Spielberg. We will
apparently do a best to finish as high adult a margin as possible.”

Tom Blomqvist (car array 31, BMW Team RBM):

“I unequivocally suffer pushing in Spielberg. we scored some good results
there during my time in single-seater racing. Therefore, we am already
unequivocally many looking brazen to returning to Austria. Last year was
apparently not quite easy for us, due to a weather. The
vicinity are beautiful, though, and it is good fun to expostulate at
this circuit.”

Maxime Martin (car array 36, BMW Team RBM):

“I am unequivocally looking brazen to Spielberg, even yet we had some
issues there final year. Now is a new season, however, and everything
can change. we consider we have a good possibility of scoring some valuable
points for BMW. The lane itself is unequivocally undulating and has a very
prolonged straight. However, a many fascinating thing is a scenery.
There are few places so beautiful.”

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

“The Red Bull Ring poses many challenges: quick corners and nice
stretches between a particular turns. It is not that easy to set a
quick path time there. Despite this, a circuit is illusory and in
superb condition. It has all to safeguard we are in for some
good DTM races.”

Martin Tomczyk (car array 100, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“Spielberg is one of my personal highlights of a motorsport season.
On a one hand, this is given it is a pleasing racetrack. Even as
a racing driver, we can't conflict a peculiar laterally peek during the
scenery. Furthermore, a circuit is in tip condition and has a great
layout. It stands out from some other circuits in that regard. You
also have a lot of overtaking opportunities on a straights, which
apparently helps to make it unequivocally exciting.”

Statistics: Spielberg.


4.326 km

2015 winners:                 

Edoardo Mortara, Audi (race 1)

Mattias Ekström, Audi (race 2)

2015 poles:

1:24.714 mins (Edoardo Mortara, Audi, competition 1)

1:42.010 mins (Mattias Ekström, Audi, competition 2)

Best-placed BMW 2015:

Augusto Farfus, 6th place (race 1)

António Félix da Costa, 10th place (race 2)

DTM debut:


BMW wins:


BMW stick positions:


BMW fastest laps:


BMW podiums:




Statistics: BMW DTM drivers.




BMW Motorsport media schedule.



2016 DTM calendar.

6th-8th May – Hockenheim (DE), 20th-22nd May – Spielberg
, 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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