Reactions to a fifth competition of a 2016 DTM season.

Posted on 04. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Spielberg (AT), 4th Jun 2016. Marco Wittmann (DE) finished fourth in
Saturday’s foe during a Lausitzring (DE) to measure profitable points and
take a lead in a DTM Drivers’ Championship. BMW Team RMG defended
a lead in a Team competition. BMW also tops a Manufacturers’ standings.

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): “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 foe 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 – utterly 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 foe we did not have any DRS left and had
to go on a defensive. It was a tough foe – on a whole, we am unequivocally happy.”

Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, 9th place): “That was
okay, nonetheless it was utterly a formidable race. At slightest we came away
with dual points. That is always nice, though a gait in a foe was not
as good as in qualifying. Let’s see what happens tomorrow. The idea is
to extend a run of finishes in a points. The atmosphere here at
a Motorsport Festival is fantastic.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, 11th place): “I fought
tough today. The start was comparatively okay, though it is only very
formidable to make any swell by a margin after a kind of
subordinate we had. My idea was to finish in a points. we roughly made
it. The vehicle was many improved than in qualifying. we have to contend a big
appreciate we to my group for that. we will try again tomorrow.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, 12th place): “That was
formidable today. we got divided unequivocally good during a start, and afterwards found
myself behind Nico Müller. Unfortunately, there was no approach past him.
Generally speaking, a vehicle was not easy to drive. We will take a look
during that with tomorrow in mind. Congratulations to Marco. That was a
tough conflict for him adult front. It is good that he was means to collect up
some points for a team. we apparently wish to do a same thing tomorrow.”

António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, 15th place):
“I had fun today. we was means to make adult a few positions,
utterly on a opening lap. Over a march of a race, it
became increasingly formidable to keep a behind spindle underneath control.
Hopefully we will urge that for tomorrow. There were a few fair
battles, though any contact. My vehicle does not have a singular scratch.
That is unequivocally certain after a foe like that.”

Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, 21st place): “It was a
frustrating race. We had a problem during a start, but, that aside, our
vehicle was simply not quick adequate today. We had problems in
qualifying. They afterwards continued in a race. It is a shame, but
tomorrow is a new day.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, 22nd place): “That was
not a good foe for us. we was hemmed-in in a initial corner. At first
we suspicion we had a puncture, though we was means to continue. Despite that,
we forsaken behind by a field. we could not have finished anything more.
We did not get a vehicle in a right opening window today. We can
forget about today. We will start again tomorrow.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, DNF): “It is a
shame. Esteban Ocon’s try to pass was never going to work. He
had already attempted it dual laps beforehand. He had to realize afterwards that
it was not possible. Nonetheless, it happened. He was given a penalty.
That does not do me many good, or him for that matter. The foe came
to a beforehand end. We contingency now concentration entirely on tomorrow.”

DTM standings.

Drivers’ Championship.

  1. Marco Wittmann (47 points), 2. Edoardo Mortara (44), 3. Paul di
    Resta (43), 4. Robert Wickens (43), 5. Maxime Martin (39), 6. Timo
    Glock (37), 7. Tom Blomqvist (34), 8. Jamie Green (33), 9. Augusto
    Farfus (32), 10. Mattias Ekström (28), 11. Miguel Molina (26), 12.
    Nico Müller (23), 13. Christian Vietoris (20), 14. Gary Paffett
    (12), 15. Martin Tomczyk (12), 16. Bruno Spengler (10), 17. Lucas
    Auer (6), 18. António Félix da Costa (6), 19. Mike Rockenfeller (5),
    20. Adrien Tambay (4), 21. Timo Scheider (1), 22. Maximilian Götz
    (0), 23. Daniel Juncadella (0), 24. Esteban Ocon (0).

Team Championship.

  1. BMW Team RMG (84 points), 2. BMW Team RBM (73), 3. Audi Sport Team
    Abt Sportsline (72), 4. Audi Sport Team Abt (49), 5. Mercedes-AMG
    (43), 6. SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS deposit Mercedes-AMG (43), 7. BMW
    Team MTEK (42), 8. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (37),  9. BWT
    Mercedes-AMG (26), 10. BMW Team Schnitzer (18), 11.
    EURONICS/FREEMEN’S WORLD Mercedes-AMG (12), 12. Audi Sport Team
    Phoenix (6).

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  1. BMW (217 points), 2. Audi (164), 3. Mercedes-Benz (127).


Statistics for a BMW DTM drivers.




2016 foe calendar.

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


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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