Reactions to a 17th competition of a 2016 DTM season.

Posted on 15. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim (DE), 15th Oct 2016. Marco Wittmann (DE) finished
runner-up in a penultimate competition of a DTM deteriorate to extend his lead
in a Drivers’ Championship to 17 points. This outcome means that
fifth place in Sunday’s deteriorate culmination would be sufficient for him to
be crowned DTM champion for a second time. António Félix da Costa
(PT) started a penultimate competition of his DTM career from stick position
and crossed a finish line fourth. He also clocked a fastest path of
a race. Timo Glock (DE) and Tom Blomqvist (GB) also finished in the
points for BMW.

Here we can review what BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt and the
8 BMW DTM drivers had to contend after a 17th competition of a season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “As
expected, that was tough work here in Hockenheim today. Marco Wittmann
did a glorious pursuit and unequivocally warranted his 18 points. We were incompetent to
say a gait towards a finish of a race, and a Audis had also
saved some DRS. We saw some satisfactory battles out there – that is exactly
how it should be. Tomorrow, it will be critical to uncover a same pace
as we had in subordinate in a competition itself. Whatever happens, we will
give it a comprehensive all. Marco’s lead has grown again, and we now
wish to win a pretension with him tomorrow.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 2nd place): “That was a
good competition for us. On a whole, we had good gait and second place
means we gained another 3 points on Edoardo Mortara. That was
important. You have to acknowledge that he also gathering a good race.
Despite this, we am well-placed for tomorrow’s deteriorate finale. we will
continue to concentration only on doing my pursuit in a cockpit.”

António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, 4th place):
“The initial proviso of a competition was indeed unequivocally good, though I
was afterwards incompetent to hang onto my place in a tip three. It was an
critical day for BMW. we consider we can all be confident with a fact
that Marco Wittmann extended his lead in a championship. My second
DTM stick position was apparently great. Next adult tomorrow is a final
competition of my career in this series. I’m unequivocally looking brazen to that.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, 7th place): “The competition did
not vessel out ideally for us. we consider we could positively have finished
aloft up, as my gait was indeed good. We could have finished better
than seventh. At slightest Marco Wittmann was means to extend his lead in
a pretension race. We contingency now wait and see what tomorrow has in store.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, 9th place): “The
opening was not quite good in a race. we had problems with
a automobile right from a start and my tyres run-down really quickly.
The change was simply not 100 per cent right. we was using fourth,
though fell good behind down a margin towards a end. we could do nothing
to forestall that.”

Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, 11th place): “We lost
gait over a march of a race. we don’t know accurately why. We must
demeanour into it. The tyres wore massively. Therefore, there was nothing
we could do. we attempted to reason onto my position though it wasn’t possible.”

Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, 13th place): “The pace
in a competition simply wasn’t good enough. we had to urge my position in
spin one and mislaid a series of places. However, there’s zero we can
do about that. Marco Wittmann scored some-more points than Edoardo Mortara,
and that is positively a good thing. However, it will not be easy in
a Manufacturers’ Championship tomorrow. Let’s wait and see.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, 14th place): “That was
a day to forget for me personally. Unfortunately, we went completely
a wrong approach with a set-up today. That is because we started from so
distant down a field. The start and path one were okay, and we climbed
into 12th place. However, a change afterwards run-down and we mislaid two
positions. We contingency work tough to safeguard we perform improved tomorrow.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, 20th place):
“That wasn’t a quite fantastic competition for me. However,
a categorical concentration was really not on me. We struggled as early as
qualifying, and that continued in a race. We were good outward the
points. My idea for tomorrow is apparently to finish in a tip 10 one
final time, and we apparently wish to win titles for BMW.”


DTM standings.


Drivers’ Championship.

  1. Marco Wittmann (194 points), 2. Edoardo Mortara (177), 3. Jamie
    Green (141), 4. Robert Wickens (122), 5. Mattias Ekström (107), 6.
    Tom Blomqvist (107), 7. Paul di Resta (101), 8. Nico Müller (88), 9.
    Maxime Martin (82), 10. Timo Glock (74), 11. Gary Paffett (73), 12.
    Lucas Auer (68), 13. Miguel Molina (66), 14. Bruno Spengler (51),
    15. Augusto Farfus (44), 16. António Félix da Costa (43), 17.
    Christian Vietoris (42), 18. Adrien Tambay (40), 19. Mike
    Rockenfeller (31), 20. Maximilian Götz (17), 21. Martin Tomczyk
    (15), 22. Timo Scheider (13), 23. René Rast (8), 24. Daniel
    Juncadella (6), 25. Felix Rosenqvist (5), 25. Esteban Ocon (2).

Team Championship.

  1. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (294 points), 2. BMW Team RMG
    (268), 3. BMW Team RBM (189), 4. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (181), 5.
    Audi Sport Team Abt (154), 6. SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS invest
    Mercedes-AMG (128), 6. 7. Mercedes-AMG (118), 8. BWT Mercedes-AMG
    (110), 9. BMW Team MTEK (95), 10. EURONICS/FREEMEN`S
    WORLDMercedes-AMG (80), 11. BMW Team Schnitzer (58), 12. Audi Sport
    Team Phoenix (42).

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  1. Audi (671 points), 2. BMW (610), 3. Mercedes-Benz (436).


Statistics for a BMW DTM drivers.




DTM Race Calendar 2016.

6.-8. May – Hockenheim (DE), 20.-22. May – Spielberg (AT), 3.-5. June
– Lausitzring (DE), 24.-26. Jun – Norisring (DE), 15.-17. Jul –
Zandvoort (NL), 19.-21. Aug – Moscow (RU), 9.-11. Sep –
Nürburgring (DE), 23.-25. Sep – Budapest (HU), 14.-16.
Oct – Hockenheim (DE).


More information:

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