Marco Wittmann wins his second DTM Drivers’ Championship to make story in a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM in Hockenheim.

Posted on 18. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim (DE), 16th Oct 2016. The competition for a pretension in a DTM
Drivers’ Championship is over: Marco Wittmann (DE) of BMW Team RMG is
a new DTM champion. Fourth place in a final competition of a year at
a Hockenheimring (DE) was adequate for a 26-year-old during a circle of
a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM to win a title. Wittmann has 206 points to
his name and a four-point lead over Edoardo Mortara (IT, Audi), who
won a competition on Sunday. Starting from fifth on a grid, Wittmann
constructed another flawless competition to hang adult a title.

Wittmann is a initial BMW motorist ever to win a DTM Drivers’
Championship twice, carrying formerly been crowned champion in 2014.
Volker Strycek (DE, 1984), Eric outpost de Poele (BE, 1987), Roberto
Ravaglia (IT, 1989) and Bruno Spengler (CA, 2012) had any previously
won a DTM pretension once for BMW. Never before has a motorist won the
pretension for a second time in usually his fourth year in a DTM. This
success sees Wittmann settle himself as one of a many successful
DTM drivers ever: usually Bernd Schneider (5) and Klaus Ludwig (3) have
won some-more drivers’ titles than him. Wittmann’s latest delight means
that BMW has won during slightest one DTM pretension each year given returning to
a array in 2012, including 3 of a probable 5 Drivers’
Championship titles.

It was during a Hockenheimring that Wittmann carried a prize for
winning a Drivers’ Championship in 2014. Wittmann picked adult three
wins, 6 lectern positions and 3 stick positions this season. At
a age of 26 years and 327 days, he is a youngest double DTM
champion of all time. In a group standings, BMW Team RMG finished the
deteriorate in second place with 290 points and a necessity of 29 points. BMW
is also in second place in a manufacturers’ standings, with a total
of 647 points.

Behind a new champion a serve 4 BMW M4 DTMs finished in the
points. Timo Glock (DE) came fifth in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM,
Maxime Martin (BE) finished sixth in a SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. Tom
Blomqvist (GB) finished in seventh place in a Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM,
while Martin Tomczyk (DE) picked adult one indicate for tenth place during the
circle of a BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM in a final DTM competition of
his career.

António Félix da Costa (PT, BMW M4 DTM) started from stick position as
he did on Saturday, but, after a collision that was no error of his
possess while heading a race, was pushed to a behind of a field. He
was incompetent to finish his final DTM race. Augusto Farfus (BR, Shell BMW
M4 DTM) also late from a race. Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4
DTM) narrowly missed out on a points in 12th place.

 

Reactions
to a 18th DTM competition of a 2016 season, and Marco Wittmann’s
pretension win.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“That was positively mega, Marco! Today’s competition was an excellent
thoughtfulness of a whole season. Marco was flawless and got a very
best out of a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM. With a packages so evenly
matched this DTM season, it was Marco that finished a crucial
difference. His tip speed, nerves of steel and coherence are what
have finished Marco a estimable champion in 2016. In a stream DTM, he is
a benchmark for all a other drivers in a field. He can be very
unapproachable of his performance. We positively are. Marco is a initial BMW
motorist in a story of a DTM to win a Drivers’ Championship
twice – and in usually his fourth year in this high-class series. No
other DTM motorist has ever won dual titles in such a brief time. With
this success, Marco is already positive of a place in a story books
of a DTM and BMW Motorsport. He is an unusual racing driver
and we are gay that he is partial of a BMW family.
Congratulations also to a other BMW drivers who finished in the
points. This relates to Martin Tomczyk in particular, who finished in
a points one final time in his final DTM race. It’s hapless that
an nonessential collision denied António Félix da Costa a possibility of
an superb outcome during his DTM farewell competition after his fantastic
performance. His dual stick positions during a deteriorate culmination were
impressive. We can now proudly contend that we have won during slightest one title
each year given returning to a DTM in 2012. What a fantastic
record! There is positively some celebrating to be finished tonight.
Everyone in a group has deserved that after this season. Everyone
finished a grant to this success. we would like to appreciate everyone
concerned for their efforts.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 2016 DTM champion):

“What a feeling! Being crowned DTM Champion for a second time in
4 years is incredible. It was a formidable season, though now the
emotions are indescribable. We fought right down to a handle and had
no thought that we would finish during a tip before a deteriorate started.
We’ve finished it now. Crazy. Massive interjection go to my team, BMW Motorsport
and everybody involved. And we have outrageous honour for Edoardo Mortara. He
had a good season. In a finish we did enough. Now it’s time to celebrate.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal BMW Team RMG):

“I’m speechless. Huge interjection go to everybody who contributed to this
success. Marco is a mega champion – and my group is simply sensational.
And, of course, interjection to BMW Motorsport for a illusory support.
The deteriorate was intensely demanding, though everybody here unequivocally did their
bit. It was another genuine masterpiece after 2014.”

 

Facts and figures.

Circuit/length/duration:

Hockenheimring, 4.574 kilometres, 60 mins and one lap

Conditions:

Sunny, 22 degrees Celsius

 

BMW Motorsport results:

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

#16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team RMG, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – 5th place

#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RBM, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 6th place

#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM – 7th place

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

#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM – 12th place

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

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

 

Useful information:

A sum of 142,000 spectators were during a lane following a DTM
deteriorate culmination in Hockenheim.

Martin Tomczyk finished his DTM career after 177 races. His record: one
Drivers’ Championship, 7 wins, 28 lectern positions, 8 pole
positions and 8 fastest competition laps.

While heading a race, António Félix da Costa was pushed off the
lane by Gary Paffett (GB, Mercedes), that saw him dump right down
a field.

Félix da Costa’s DTM career finished after 46 races. He distinguished one
win, 4 lectern positions, 3 stick positions and dual fastest competition laps.

Félix da Costa started both races during a final DTM weekend of his
career from stick position.

 

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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