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

Posted on 17. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim (DE), 16th Oct 2016. Marco Wittmann (DE) finished
fourth during a deteriorate culmination of a DTM, thereby clinching a second
Drivers’ Championship of his career. The weekend in Hockenheim was the
final one in a DTM careers of Martin Tomczyk (DE) and António Félix
da Costa (PT). Tomczyk picked adult a indicate for finishing tenth on
Sunday, Félix da Costa was superb in both races with pole
position and finished fourth in Saturday’s race.

Here we can review what BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, the
4 group principals and a 8 BMW DTM drivers had to contend after
a final competition weekend of a season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “That was
positively mega, Marco! Today’s competition was an glorious thoughtfulness of
a whole season. Marco was flawless and got a unequivocally best out of the
Red Bull BMW M4 DTM. With a packages so uniformly matched this DTM
season, it was Marco that finished a essential difference. His tip speed,
nerves of steel and coherence are what have finished Marco a worthy
champion in 2016. In a stream DTM, he is a benchmark for all the
other drivers in a field. He can be unequivocally unapproachable of his performance.
We positively are. Marco is a initial BMW motorist in a story of the
DTM to win a Drivers’ Championship twice – and in usually his fourth
year in this high-class series. No other DTM motorist has ever won two
titles in such a brief time. With this success, Marco is already
certain of a place in a story books of a DTM and BMW Motorsport.
He is an unusual racing motorist and we are gay that he is
partial of a BMW family. Congratulations also to a other BMW drivers
who finished in a points. This relates to Martin Tomczyk in
particular, who finished in a points one final time in his final DTM
race. It’s hapless that an nonessential collision denied António
Félix da Costa a possibility of an superb outcome during his DTM farewell
competition after his illusory performance. His dual stick positions during the
deteriorate culmination were impressive. We can now proudly contend that we have won
during slightest one pretension each year given returning to a DTM in 2012. What
a illusory record! There is positively some celebrating to be done
tonight. Everyone in a group has deserved that after this season.
Everyone finished a grant to this success. we would like to thank
everybody concerned for their efforts. I’d also like to congratulate
Audi on winning a group and manufacturers’ championships.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “I’m
speechless. Huge interjection go to everybody who contributed to this
success. Marco is a mega champion – and my group is simply sensational.
And, of course, interjection to BMW Motorsport for a illusory support.
The deteriorate was intensely demanding, yet everybody here unequivocally did their
bit. It was another genuine masterpiece after 2014.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM): “First
off, congratulations to BMW and Marco Wittmann. He delivered another
illusory opening today. we feel that as a group we played a good
purpose this season. The culmination is a good instance of this: We finished it
into a tip 5 with both cars in qualifying. That has been a
unchanging occurrence this year. Third place in a group standings is
unequivocally certain for us. I’m unequivocally happy.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer): “It
was a unequivocally romantic competition for us, given both of a drivers ended
their DTM careers today. António Félix da Costa anxious us with his
dual stick positions. It’s a contrition that, by no error of his own, he
was incompetent to modify this starting position into a tip result. I
would have favourite that. Martin Tomczyk once again demonstrated what
distinguishes him: fighting spirit. And he was rewarded with a point.
I’m certain that he unequivocally enjoyed a final laps. But a second
championship pretension for Marco Wittmann outshines everything.
Congratulations to Marco, BMW Team RMG and BMW Motorsport.”  

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):
“Congratulations to Marco Wittmann on winning a title. Overall, it
was a good deteriorate for BMW, yet as a group we aren’t happy. We had hoped
for some-more from 2016. The guys had a best array stops, yet somehow
all came together distant too infrequently.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 4th place, Sat.: 2nd
place):
“What a feeling! Being crowned DTM Champion for the
second time in 4 years is incredible. It was a formidable season,
yet now a emotions are indescribable. We fought right down to the
handle and had no thought that we would finish during a tip before a season
started. We’ve finished it now. Crazy. Massive interjection go to my team, BMW
Motorsport and everybody involved. And we have outrageous honour for Edoardo
Mortara. He had a good season. In a finish we did enough. Now it’s
time to celebrate.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 5th place, Sat.: 7th place):
“Today a charge was quite to assistance Marco win a drivers’
title. We managed that perfectly. we had a good gait towards a end
of a competition and was happy to play a purpose of Marco’s wingman.
Congratulations to my group and BMW Motorsport. Everyone warranted this
success. It’s a ideal finish to a season.”

Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 6th place, Sat.: 13th
place):
“Looking during a positives, we was consistent
via a march of a season. It was always unequivocally tighten and I
was always among a best BMW drivers. Marco Wittmann did an
superb pursuit and entirely deserved this title. Now we will
ready for 2017 – and come behind strong.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 7th place, Sat.: 9th
place):
“That was another good weekend altogether to finish
with. Congratulations to Marco Wittmann on winning a title, and I’m
also happy that we were means to collect adult points again. The pivotal was our
opening in qualifying. This meant we were during slightest means to do
conflict in a race, even yet a automobile might not have been outstanding.
Sixth place in a altogether standings is a good outcome for me. we was
still a rookie in 2015. Now I’m anticipating that we can take another step
brazen subsequent year.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 10th place, Sat.:
20th place):
“That was another good competition here during a end
of my DTM career. The fact that we was rewarded with a indicate creates up
for a unsatisfactory deteriorate that is behind me. Before removing out of
a automobile we spent a few moments looking back. Now I’m relieved.
Naturally it’s illusory that Marco Wittmann won a title. Now we can
contend goodbye with a transparent demur and concentration on my new tasks.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 12th place, Sat.: 14th
place):
“Congratulations to everybody in Munich who worked
tough to win this title. To Marco Wittmann and BMW Team RMG in
particular, who delivered intensely unchanging performances throughout
a year. Unfortunately, my possess deteriorate was intensely disappointing. So
there isn’t unequivocally most to say.”

Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: DNF, Sat.: 11th place):
“That was distant from my best race. The initial set of tyres was
terrible. we was unequivocally delayed and had to battle. Then in a finish they wore
down. Later on there was a problem in a cockpit. It was unfortunate
and frustrating. we had to come in for a prolonged stop and afterwards give up
after on. My whole deteriorate was characterised by bad luck. It was a
unequivocally formidable year for us. That happens sometimes. You give 100
percent in each race, yet it’s not meant to be. Naturally we am
gay for Marco that he won a title. Congratulations to him, he
gathering fantastically and some-more than warranted a title. It’s also great
for BMW Motorsport, and we will applaud it in style.”

António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: DNF, Sat.:
4th place):
“Naturally starting my final DTM competition from pole
position was a dream. But afterwards there was a occurrence with Gary
Paffett. He was impatient. It’s a genuine shame. Finishing on a podium
would have been a good finish for me. Congratulations to Marco
Wittmann – he’s a champion. It was a formidable year for us, yet we
can really be happy with a approach it ended.”

 

DTM standings.

Drivers’ Championship.

  1. Marco Wittmann (206 points), 2. Edoardo Mortara (202), 3. Jamie
    Green (145), 4. Robert Wickens (124), 5. Paul di Resta (116), 6. Tom
    Blomqvist (113), 7. Mattias Ekström (107), 8. Maxime Martin (90), 9.
    Nico Müller (88), 10. Timo Glock (84), 11. Gary Paffett (73), 12.
    Lucas Auer (68), 13. Miguel Molina (66), 14. Christian Vietoris
    (60), 15. Bruno Spengler (51), 16. Augusto Farfus (44), 17. António
    Félix da Costa (43), 18. Adrien Tambay (40), 19. Mike Rockenfeller
    (31), 20. Maximilian Götz (17), 21. Martin Tomczyk (16), 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 (319 points), 2. BMW Team RMG
    (290), 3. BMW Team RBM (203), 4. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (185), 5.
    Audi Sport Team Abt (154), 6. Mercedes-AMG (133), 7. SILBERPFEIL
    Energy/UBFS deposit Mercedes-AMG (130), 8. BWT Mercedes-AMG (128), 9.
    BMW Team MTEK (95), 10. EURONICS/FREEMEN`S WORLDMercedes-AMG (80),
    11. BMW Team Schnitzer (59), 12. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (42).

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  1. Audi (700 points), 2. BMW (647), 3. Mercedes-Benz (471).

 

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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Press Kit, and copyright-free images for editorial functions online at
www.press.bmwgroup.com/global.

 

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