Reactions to a 15th competition of a 2016 DTM season.

Posted on 24. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Budapest (HU), 24th Sep 2016. Marco Wittmann (DE) shielded his
lead in a DTM Drivers’ Championship with seventh place in Saturday’s
competition during a Hungaroring (HU). The remaining BMW drivers finished
outward a tip 10 on what valid to be a tough competition day.


Read here what BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt and a eight
BMW DTM drivers had to contend after a race.


Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “As we had
to design after qualifying, that was tough work. With so many Audis out
in front, it is formidable to make your approach to a unequivocally front of the
field. Marco finished a good start and speckled a opening in spin one,
nonetheless Mattias Ekström did not make his life easy. He afterwards defended
his seventh place with all he had. Unfortunately, a competition was
unequivocally static, that is a contrition for a fans. We contingency urge in
subordinate tomorrow to finish a competition serve in front.”


Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 7th place): “Seventh
place was a many we could conduct today. we had a unequivocally good start, but
a quite overwhelming initial corner. we mustered all my bravery and
braked late. That authorised me to pass dual Audis in one go. We did
not mount a possibility opposite a Audi prevalence today, yet 6 points
are unequivocally valuable. Let’s see how we get on tomorrow.”


Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, 12th place): “There is
not a lot we can contend about today. It was not a good race. We did not
have any vital problems, yet we simply did not have a pace. We must
try to do improved tomorrow and start from serve adult a grid. However,
it seems as yet Audi is unequivocally clever here, so we will usually have to
wait and see how tomorrow pans out.”


Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, 13th place): “My start
was okay. we had a few contacts on a initial lap, was forced unequivocally wide
in spin dual and was afterwards pushed off a lane in spin 12. Therefore,
it was a tough opening path and we mislaid a few positions. The rest of the
competition was not easy either. We did not have a gait we needed, and must
do improved tomorrow.”


Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, 14th place): “It was
apparently formidable to do anything from 13th on a grid. Plus, my
opening path was distant from good and we mislaid dual or 3 positions. The
certain thing is that a vehicle gradually felt improved over a course
of a day, even yet that was not reflected in my 14th place. It is
formidable to mangle a Audi prevalence here during a Hungaroring.
However, we am gratified that Marco managed to measure some-more profitable points
in a pretension race.”


Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, 15th place): “We did
not perform as hoped in qualifying. The change of my vehicle was not
ideal. The competition was a bit better. we had a unequivocally good start and was able
to benefit a few places. Ultimately, however, there is not a lot we can
do from 21st on a grid. We have to do a task and learn our
lessons, in sequence to do improved than 15th tomorrow.”


António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, 17th place):
“We were relegated 5 places on a grid today, that is
because we usually used one set of tyres in qualifying. Because of this, we
finished certain compromises this morning, in sequence to have a better
Sunday tomorrow. It is always tough to start a competition from so distant down
a field, yet it was fun. we had a few good battles out there and
brought a vehicle home in one piece.”


Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, 20th place): “The
lane does not unequivocally seem to fit a car, and we started from so far
down a margin that a good outcome was simply not possible. However, I
have to contend that a vehicle did not feel that bad in a race. Therefore,
we am not feeling too negative. This is apparently not a outcome we
were aiming for, yet a competition did assistance us benefit experience. We will now
try to put what we schooled into practice, and put on a improved arrangement tomorrow.”


Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, 22nd place): “The
many critical thing is that Marco managed to extent a repairs in the
pretension conflict in today’s race. He once again finished a many of what was
a formidable conditions for us. He could not have finished any improved than
seventh place. The competition was distant from ideal for me. On a whole, none
of us constructed a kind of opening we design from ourselves.”


DTM standings.

Drivers’ Championship.

1. Marco Wittmann (176 points), 2. Edoardo Mortara (162), 3. Jamie
Green (137), 4. Robert Wickens (121), 5. Paul di Resta (100), 6. Tom
Blomqvist (93), 7. Nico Müller (88), 8. Mattias Ekström (82), 9.
Maxime Martin (76), 10. Gary Paffett (73), 11. Lucas Auer (68), 12.
Timo Glock (58), 13. Bruno Spengler (51), 14. Augusto Farfus (44), 15.
Christian Vietoris (42), 16. Miguel Molina (41), 17. Adrien Tambay
(22), 18. Maximilian Götz (17), 19. Mike Rockenfeller (17), 20.
António Félix da Costa (16), 21. Martin Tomczyk (13), 22. Daniel
Juncadella (6), 23. Felix Rosenqvist (5), 24. Timo Scheider (3), 25.
Esteban Ocon (2).



Team Championship.

1. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (244 points), 2. BMW Team RMG
(234), 3. BMW Team RBM (169), 4. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (159), 5.
Audi Sport Team Abt (129), 6. SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS invest
Mercedes-AMG (127), 7. Mercedes-AMG (117), 8. BWT Mercedes-AMG (110),
9. BMW Team MTEK (95), 10. EURONICS/FREEMEN`S WORLDMercedes-AMG (80),
11. BMW Team Schnitzer (29), 12. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (22).


Manufacturers’ Championship.

1.Audi (554 points), 2. BMW (527), 3. Mercedes-Benz (434).



Statistics for a BMW DTM drivers.




2016 competition 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), 19th -21st Aug – Moscow (RU), 9th
-11th Sep – Nürburgring (DE), 23
Sep – Budapest (HU), 14th -16th Oct –
Hockenheim (DE).


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 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
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