Maxime Martin finishes in a points for BMW in a Moscow rain.

Posted on 20. Aug, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Moscow (RU), 20th Aug 2016. Russian motorsport fans were treated
to a initial in foe 11 of a 2016 DTM deteriorate during a “Moscow Raceway”
(RU): a 8 BMW drivers and their foe contested a soppy race
for a initial time this year. Heavy rainfall had done a lane so wet
that a foe had to be started behind a reserve vehicle for safety
reasons. Maxime Martin (BE) finished sixth in a SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM,
creation him a best-placed BMW motorist in these intensely tough conditions.

The other 7 BMW drivers missed out on a points. Timo Glock (DE)
came home 11th in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM. He was followed by
Augusto Farfus (BR, Shell BMW M4 DTM) and Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank
M4 DTM) in 14th and 15th. Marco Wittmann (DE) crossed a finish line
19th in a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM and is now second in a Drivers’
Championship behind Mercedes motorist Robert Wickens (CA), who won a race.

António Félix da Costa (PT, BMW M4 DTM), Martin Tomczyk (DE, BMW M
Performance Parts M4 DTM) and Tom Blomqvist (GB, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM)
finished 20th, 21st and 22nd.

Reactions to a 11th foe of a 2016 DTM season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “As
expected, that was a tough foe for us. It was transparent after qualifying
that it would not be easy to quarrel a approach by a margin in the
race. Then a sleet became even heavier and a drivers struggled to
get a tyres adult to a optimal temperature. Maxime Martin managed
that best of all, that is because he entirely deserved to finish sixth.
Unfortunately, a foe as a whole was comparatively uneventful.
Hopefully a continue will urge for tomorrow and we can put on a
improved uncover for a spectators. Congratulations to Robert Wickens and
Mercedes on their win.”

Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, 6th place): “That was a
tough foe in formidable conditions. There was an awful lot of standing
H2O during some points on a track. we am happy with sixth, as it means
we scored some profitable points. We were wakeful before a foe that we
would not be a strongest in a rain. Despite this, it is good to
collect adult some points.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, 11th place): “That is
apparently not a outcome we was anticipating for. The idea was to finish in
a points. However, we simply had too small hold during a start and was
only shifting around all over a place. That authorised a few people to
pass me. We only didn’t have a good gait in a race.”

Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, 14th place): “The
conditions out on a lane were formidable for all a drivers. We did
not design it to sleet so heavily, and so took a risk with a set-up
of a car. That did not compensate off. However, we should have a good pace
in a dry. Therefore, we unequivocally wish that it does not start to rain
again tomorrow.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, 15th place): “We opted
for a set-up that did not compensate dividends during a start of a race, when
there was a lot of H2O on a track. It did urge towards a end.
However, we mislaid too many time in a initial proviso of a foe to be
means to grasp anything after on. Tomorrow is a new day, and we will
pull tough again.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 19th place): “There was
not a lot we could do out there. The mist meant that we could not see
many for a initial 10 laps. we had no event to attack, as the
gait was simply not there. All in all, that was a unsatisfactory race.”

António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, 20th place):
“That was intensely tough today. Our tyre vigour was
indeed fine during a start. They afterwards run-down a small behind the
reserve car, that meant that we struggled with grip. That continued to
be a box for a whole race.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, 21st place): “I
consider we all struggled today. Only Maxime Martin done it into a top
10 for BMW. That is really not what we had in mind. We can only
wish that it stays dry tomorrow, differently it will be really formidable again.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, 22nd place): “Not a lot
indeed happened for me in that race. Unfortunately, we started during the
behind of a margin – and that is some-more or reduction where we stayed. The car
was indeed improved than a outcome would indicate, though we just
couldn’t make any swell in a race. It was really formidable out
there. Fortunately, we have a second possibility tomorrow.”


DTM standings.

Drivers’ Championship.

  1. Robert Wickens (108 points), 2. Marco Wittmann (105), 3. Jamie
    Green (104), 4. Edoardo Mortara (92), 5. Paul di Resta (92), 6.
    Maxime Martin (71), 7. Mattias Ekström (68), 8. Gary Paffett (67),
    9. Nico Müller (62), 10. Tom Blomqvist (53), 11. Timo Glock (48),
    12. Lucas Auer (43), 13. Christian Vietoris (42), 14. Augusto Farfus
    (32), 15. Bruno Spengler (28), 16. Miguel Molina (26), 17.
    Maximilian Götz (16), 18. António Félix da Costa (16), 19. Martin
    Tomczyk (13), 20. Adrien Tambay (10), 21. Mike Rockenfeller (5), 22.
    Daniel Juncadella (4), 23. Timo Scheider (3), 24. Esteban Ocon (2),
    25. Felix Rosenqvist (1).

Team Championship.

  1. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (160 points), 2. BMW Team RMG
    (153), 3. BMW Team RBM (124), 4. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (114), 5.
    SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS deposit Mercedes-AMG (112), 6. Mercedes-AMG
    (108), 7. Audi Sport Team Abt (88), 8. BWT Mercedes-AMG (85), 9.
    EURONICS/FREEMEN’S WORLDMercedes-AMG (70), 10. BMW Team MTEK (60),
    10. 11. BMW Team Schnitzer (29), 12. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (8).

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  1. Mercedes-Benz (375 Punkte), 2. Audi (370), 3. BMW (366).


Statistics for a BMW DTM drivers.




2016 foe calendar.

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), 19
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


BMW Motorsport on a web.








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 foe 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
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