Reactions to a fourth competition weekend of a 2016 DTM season.

Posted on 26. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Norisring (DE), 26th Jun 2016. BMW Motorsport had a successful
weekend during a Norisring (DE) in front of a sum of 123,500
spectators. Tom Blomqvist (GB) and Maxime Martin (BE) finished it onto the
lectern in second and third place in Sunday’s race. Marco Wittmann (DE)
picked adult copiousness of points for finishing fourth and sixth during his home
event, that saw him recover a lead in a drivers’ championship.
Bruno Spengler (CA) also picked adult points in both races. A sum of
6 BMW M4 DTM finished in a tip 10 on Sunday.

Read here what BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, a 4 team
principals and a 8 BMW DTM drivers had to contend after a competition weekend.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “The fans
in a grandstands were treated to a illusory uncover they have come
to expect. We did not design to come divided with such a good result:
apparently anyone starting from stick wants to win. But if anyone had
told me before a weekend that Tom Blomqvist and Maxime Martin would
finish second and third during a Norisring, we would have taken that
immediately. Compliments to both of them, as good as Bart Mampaey and
his whole team. We are unequivocally happy to have 6 cars in a tip ten
here. It is a contrition for António Félix da Costa that his impressive
opening did not get a outcome it deserved, and for Augusto Farfus
that his competition came to a beforehand finish on a opening lap. We wish to
behind this opening adult when a DTM earnings from a three-week
mangle in Zandvoort. Congratulations to Nico Müller on his win.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM): “If
someone had told me that we would have both drivers on a podium
forward of this weekend, we substantially wouldn’t have believed them. The
Norisring is one of a favourite tracks, yet we haven’t always been
rival here. Having now achieved such a outcome with a group is
incredible. Congratulations to Nico Müller. He was faster than we were
today. Nevertheless, we can be unapproachable of a performance. Maxime Martin
picked adult points in both races again; Tom Blomqvist started from pole
and primarily pulled ahead. So altogether we am very, unequivocally pleased.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “This
weekend was ideal team-building for us. We finished rigorous
preparations for a Norisring with a engineers and mechanics. We
know that we need to collect adult points even on formidable weekends. Our
outcome clearly exceeded a expectations. The drivers did a fantastic
pursuit and pulled their weight. Big interjection also go to BMW. We are
intensely happy right now. I’m quite gay that we were
means to give Marco Wittmann another successful home eventuality here in Nürnberg.”

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK): “Bruno
Spengler got a limit out of a races during a Norisring for us. He
delivered a good opening – and it was a good weekend for BMW
overall. Unfortunately, when things don’t go good for Augusto Farfus
during a moment, they unequivocally don’t go well. It is frustrating to be
knocked out on a initial path and be incompetent to continue a race. We
need to give him a vehicle that enables him to validate serve adult the
field. We need to be serve adult a margin with both cars in Zandvoort.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer): “We
usually can’t get this one good path in qualifying. Despite difficult
starting situations, both drivers did good on Saturday. At least
António Félix da Costa was means to collect adult points. Then Sunday was
mixed. Qualifying went improved for António in particular, yet then
there were several incidents. After several tough assertive manoeuvres,
António’s vehicle was so badly shop-worn that he had to retire. The ray of
wish was Martin Tomczyk: He gathering an assertive competition and was rewarded
for this with a point. Congratulations to BMW Team RBM. It was
illusory to see a Belgians on a lectern in Bavaria.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 2nd place, Sat.: 16th
place):
“All in all, we am unequivocally happy with a result. I
finished it onto a lectern and scored 18 profitable points. We had not
unequivocally reckoned on that going into a weekend. We even came very
tighten to winning, yet unfortunately we mislaid time towards a finish of my
initial army and in a array stop. On a whole, however, my group did an
impossibly good job. we would like to appreciate them all.”

Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 3rd place, Sat.: 6th
place):
“I’m unequivocally happy. As a team, we did a fantastic
job. we knew we had a good possibility to take some points, with a strong
grid position, and we felt unequivocally good in a race. The vehicle had great
pace, and we have to appreciate a group for that; they were illusory as
usual. To take a lectern here is brilliant. Tom did a good job, and to
have 6 BMW in a tip 10 is apparently unequivocally nice. Congratulations as
good to Nico Müller, a initial win in DTM is always special.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 6th place, Sat.: 4th
place):
“My start wasn’t unequivocally good, yet a incident
involving Mattias Ekström meant that we finished it by a initial
proviso in tenth place anyway. After that a gait was unequivocally good, but
we couldn’t unequivocally attack. It would have been too risky. We opted for
a somewhat longer initial stint. This incited out to be a right move.
After that we fought well, was means to pass Edoardo Mortara and
afterwards got stranded behind Lucas Auer and Paul di Resta for a prolonged time. It
would have been too unsure to get concerned in this conditions too. We
didn’t unequivocally design that we would be heading a drivers’ championship
during a finish of a weekend.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 7th place, Sat.: 5th
place):
“Picking adult points from 14th on a grid is okay.
We couldn’t have finished any better. Qualifying was a problem once
again. we battled with a change of my vehicle via a weekend.
The certain is that we was still means to collect adult points twice.
Unfortunately, we weren’t means to finish any serve adult a field.
Overall, it was a unequivocally good Norisring opening for BMW. Special
interjection go to a array organisation during BMW Team MTEK. The guys did a fantastic
job. Now we are focussing on Zandvoort.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 9th place, Sat.: 21st place):
“It finished adult being a unequivocally good day after all. We didn’t have
a right gait in qualifying, and it was formidable with a initial set
of tyres in a race. Then a group finished a good call and brought me in
during a right time. After that a vehicle was unequivocally good and we was at
slightest means to allotment a DRS a bit. The reserve vehicle proviso helped me a
bit. we had a great, satisfactory duel with Timo Scheider. Racing like that is
fun. We gave it a all – and during slightest came divided with a few points.
From 20th on a grid to ninth: that is a good result.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 10th place, Sat.:
12th place):
“Naturally we am gratified with a catch-up race
we was means to deliver. But we usually finished adult with one point, that is
because we am not unequivocally happy with myself. Still, congratulations to BMW
on a weekend during a Norisring that was illusory overall.”

António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: DNF, Sat.:
9th place):
“My start was good, we was means to pierce adult a few
places. We weren’t indispensably a fastest today, yet we were
consistent; we would have been means to collect adult points. Sadly, though,
it was a violent race. Then we was strike and spun. The vehicle was finished
and we had to retire. We will lapse stronger in Zandvoort.”

Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: DNF, Sat.: 11th place):
“We didn’t conduct to find a best set-up for a vehicle at
all this weekend. When we have to start from distant down a margin it is
unequivocally formidable on a travel circuit in particular. we was on a outside
in a initial spin in Sunday’s race. Then another motorist changed over and
we ran out of space between me and a wall. After a hit my car
was too badly damaged, so we had to retire.”

DTM standings.

Drivers’ Championship.

  1. Marco Wittmann (75 points), 2. Edoardo Mortara (73), 3. Paul di
    Resta (70), 4. Jamie Green (63), 5. Maxime Martin (62), 6. Robert
    Wickens (58), 7. Nico Müller (52), 8. Tom Blomqvist (52), 9. Mattias
    Ekström (46), 10. Lucas Auer (41), 11. Timo Glock (40), 12. Augusto
    Farfus (32), 13. Bruno Spengler (28), 14. Christian Vietoris (27),
    15. Miguel Molina (26), 16. Gary Paffett (22), 17. Martin Tomczyk
    (13), 18. Adrien Tambay (10), 19. António Félix da Costa (8), 20.
    Mike Rockenfeller (5), 21. Maximilian Götz (4), 22. Timo Scheider
    (1), 23. Daniel Juncadella (0), 24. Esteban Ocon (0).

Team Championship.

  1. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (119 points), 2. BMW Team RMG
    (115), 3. BMW Team RBM (114), 4. Audi Sport Team Abt (78), 5.
    Mercedes-AMG (74), 6. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (73), 7. BWT
    Mercedes-AMG (68), 8. BMW Team MTEK (60), 9. SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS
    deposit Mercedes-AMG (58), 10. EURONICS/FREEMEN`S WORLDMercedes-AMG
    (22), 11. BMW Team Schnitzer (21), 12. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (6).

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  1. BMW (310 points), 2. Audi (276), 3. Mercedes-Benz (222).

 

Statistics for a BMW DTM drivers.

 

 

 

2016 competition calendar.

6th -8th May – Hockenheim (DE), 20th -22nd May – Spielberg (AT), 3rd
-5th Jun – Lausitzring (DE), 24
th
-26
th
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
during www.press.bmwgroup.com/global.

 

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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
accessible here: https://tickets.bmw-motorsport.com/index.html

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