Marco Wittmann moves to tip of DTM Drivers’ Championship – Maxime Martin in a points for fifth time in a row.

Posted on 04. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Lausitzring (DE), 4th Jun 2016. Marco Wittmann (DE) is a new
personality in a Drivers’ Championship after a fifth DTM competition of the
year during a Lausitzring (DE). The BMW Team RMG motorist started from
third on a grid and, after 32 flawless laps and a extreme conflict with
a drivers behind him, crossed a finish line fourth in a Red Bull
BMW M4 DTM. Wittmann now has 47 points to his name, creation him the
altogether leader. Victory in Saturday’s competition went to Miguel Molina (ES, Audi).

Maxime Martin (BE) gathering another good competition in a SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM,
entrance home ninth to collect adult dual points. He is now a usually motorist in
a DTM margin to have scored points in all 5 of this season’s
races. Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Timo Glock (DE,
DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) narrowly missed out on a tip ten,
finishing 11th and 12th.

António Félix da Costa (PT, BMW M4 DTM), Augusto Farfus (BR, Shell
BMW M4 DTM) and Tom Blomqvist (GB, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM) finished the
competition in 15th, 21st and 22nd. Martin Tomczyk (DE) was concerned in a
collision with Esteban Ocon (FR), by no error of his own, and was
subsequently forced to retire from a competition in a BMW M Performance
Parts M4 DTM.

Reactions to a fifth competition of a 2016 DTM season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “We can be
unequivocally confident with fourth place for Marco Wittmann. He used adult his
DRS share comparatively early in a race, and afterwards shielded his position
doggedly opposite those behind him. That is a symbol of a champion:
Marco showed nerves of steel. He now leads a Drivers’ Championship
Maxime Martin is a usually motorist in a margin to have finished in the
points in any competition this season. That is a unequivocally impressive
performance. António Félix da Costa fought his approach by a field
with some illusory and satisfactory manoeuvres. In doing so, he showed what a
excellent racer he is. we am unequivocally gratified for him. Given a fact that the
Lausitzring does not unequivocally fit a BMW M4 DTM, that was a good
outcome today.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 4th place): “My summary
is some-more than positive. We did not reckon on finishing fourth here, and
holding a lead in a Drivers’ Championship. We scored a lot of
points, that is critical – quite on a track, during that we are
not so strong. we had a good start, though unfortunately we could not find
a approach by to a unequivocally front. Then Robert Wickens forced me off the
track. Towards a finish of a competition we did not have any DRS left and had
to go on a defensive. It was a tough competition – on a whole, we am unequivocally happy.”

Facts and Figures.

Circuit/length/duration:


Lausitzring, 3.478 kilometres, 40 mins and 1 lap

Conditions:


Sunny, 26 degrees Celsius

BMW Motorsport results:


#11 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Red Bull BMW
M4 DTM – 4th place

#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RBM, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 9th place

#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM – 11th place

#16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team RMG, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – 12th place

#13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M4 DTM –
15th place

#18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team MTEK, Shell BMW M4 DTM – 21st place

#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM – 22nd place

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

Useful information:


Marco Wittmann leads a Drivers’ Championship for
a initial time given a final competition of a 2014 deteriorate in Hockenheim
(DE), when he was strictly crowned champion.

Fourth place for Wittmann was a best outcome so distant for a BMW M4
DTM during a Lausitzring.

Maxime Martin has scored points during any of a season’s 5 races.
He is a usually motorist in a margin to have achieved this feat.

Martin Tomczyk had to retire after an occurrence with Esteban Ocon.

The second subordinate event starts during 11:30 on Sunday. Before that,
a third use event is scheduled for 09:00.

 

2016 competition calendar.

6th -8th May – Hockenheim (DE), 20th -22nd May – Spielberg (AT), 3
rd
-5
th
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, 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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