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

Posted on 22. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Spielberg (AT), 22nd May 2016. BMW Motorsport leaves a Red Bull
Ring in Spielberg (AT) with dual wins in dual races. One day after Marco
Wittmann’s (DE) victory, Timo Glock (DE) was during a tip of a podium.
This saw BMW Team RMG turn a initial BMW group to applaud dual wins
in one weekend given a reintroduction of a Saturday foe in 2015.

Behind Glock, 5 other BMW drivers finished in a points on
Sunday. Augusto Farfus (BR), Maxime Martin (BE), Tom Blomqvist (GB),
Wittmann and Bruno Spengler (CA) finished in fourth, fifth, sixth,
seventh and ninth. Six BMW M4 DTMs also finished in a points on
Saturday. Wittmann and Blomqvist distinguished a one-two result.

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

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “That was a
unequivocally clever foe by Timo. We had usually a right plan opposite the
clever foe from Audi. It valid to be a unequivocally good preference to
move Timo in for an early array stop. Mattias Ekström came on very
clever again, though in a finish it was enough. It was a ideal weekend
for BMW Team RMG, removing a wins in both races. My congratulations
on this glorious achievement. And good finished to all a other BMW
drivers who finished in a points. They all did a illusory job.
Overall we am unequivocally happy with this weekend. As is so mostly a case, it
was value entrance to Spielberg.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal BMW Team RMG): “I am
speechless. Yesterday we was during a tip of a lectern with Marco, today
with Timo. We haven’t ever had a weekend like this. we am usually so
happy. We worked tough with both drivers over a winter, and now all
of this work is profitable off. we can usually contend a large interjection to both of
them. Marco’s win on Saturday was incredible, and we am unequivocally happy to
have won a foe with Timo now. After all, we have famous any other for
such a prolonged time. Spielberg was a dream for us.”

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal BMW Team MTEK): “It was
a unequivocally good weekend here in Spielberg for BMW. For us as a team, it
was a small bit some-more formidable on Saturday. Nevertheless, we am very
happy with how a whole group reacted. The engineers finished great
improvements to a cars for Sunday, and a organisation was in tip form and
finished a fastest array stop of a race. Which is because there are
copiousness of reasons to demeanour brazen to a subsequent races in Lusatia.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal BMW Team RBM): “We have
a certain weekend all turn behind us. Both drivers picked adult a lot
of points; Tom was on a lectern for us yesterday. we am unequivocally happy.
With Maxime we have picked adult points in any singular foe so far. This
coherence is fantastic. In a group standings, we are now in second
place behind Stefan Reinhold’s team, so we don’t have many to protest about.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal BMW Team Schnitzer): “We
gifted highs and lows during a home event. Martin’s fifth place
yesterday after a good outcome in subordinate was unequivocally strong, and it
was illusory to see António on a front quarrel of a grid today. He
usually narrowly missed out on a stick position. Naturally, it is very
unsatisfactory that we finished today’s foe in 19th and 21st. It’s a
good contrition for a team, who worked so hard. António was battling for
a podium, and Martin was doing well, notwithstanding starting from further
down a field. He competence have even been means to collect adult points. But
a occurrence set both of them back.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 1st place, Sat.: 4th place):
“This foe was a dream. It couldn’t have left any better. I
was means to lift divided on a initial laps and afterwards claim my lead
after that. After a teenager blunder in subordinate and a set-back in
Hockenheim, this was unequivocally satisfying, and BMW Team RMG had a perfect
weekend with a wins for Marco and me. This creates me unequivocally happy. In
general, it was a pretentious weekend for BMW.”

Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 4th place, Sat.: 9th
“I am unequivocally happy with a outcome of this race. You
have to take into comment how we started this weekend. We had to make
adult a lot of belligerent in terms of a set-up, and a group did a great
pursuit with that. My vehicle was many improved today. The critical thing is to
collect adult points consistently. That seems to be operative good so far.”

Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 5th place, Sat.: 6th
“In terms of pace, we competence have been means to do
even improved here in Spielberg. But when all is pronounced and done, we
picked adult a lot of points. So distant we have finished in a points in all
4 races this year. This coherence is of good value. Naturally I
will try to keep this adult during a Lausitzring.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 6th place, Sat.: 2nd
“From eighth on a grid, we altered adult a margin in
a foe – and that is always positive. It was unequivocally tighten again
today, and on tip of that it was hot. The vehicle was good, though it is not
easy to stay tighten to a vehicle in front and overtake. At a finish of the
day, sixth place is totally fine. BMW unequivocally did have a glorious weekend here.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 7th place, Sat.: 1st
“Unfortunately we had a technical problem in the
second race, so we was fighting with blunt weapons. It was very
disappointing; we couldn’t do improved than P7. Nevertheless, it was a
fanciful weekend altogether for a team.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 9th place, Sat.: 13th
“Overall it wasn’t a quite good weekend for
me personally. The dual wins for BMW were really positive.
Congratulations to Timo on his win currently too. But things didn’t go so
good for us. Qualifying currently was improved than on Saturday. We made
swell together with a whole team, though afterwards we weren’t fast
adequate in a foe and had to conflict constantly. Now we will examine
because we didn’t have a best balance.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 19th place, Sat.:
5th place):
“My foe was fine until a array stop. Our
plan was right from my perspective, and we was usually outward a top
ten. Then there was an occurrence that cost me a lot of places. Despite
that, we can take a lot of positives divided with us, quite from Saturday.”

António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 21st place,
Sat.: 22nd place):
“I will have to take a demeanour during the
footage in detail, though from my viewpoint we was clearly forward in the
occurrence with Edoardo Mortara, and it should have been my corner. I
used DRS and was faster. He should have hold back, though it can’t be
changed. we feel contemptible for a team. This saw us skip out on an
opportunity, and that doesn’t feel good.”

DTM standings.

Drivers’ Championship.

  1. 1. Paul di Resta (43 points), 2. Edoardo Mortara (40), 3. Timo
    Glock (37), 4. Maxime Martin (37), 5. Marco Wittmann (35), 6. Tom
    Blomqvist (34), 7. Augusto Farfus (32), 8. Robert Wickens (28), 9.
    Nico Müller (22), 10. Mattias Ekström (20), 11. Jamie Green (15),
    12. Gary Paffett (12), 13. Martin Tomczyk (12), 14. Christian
    Vietoris (10), 15. Bruno Spengler (10), 16. António Félix da Costa
    (6), 17. Mike Rockenfeller (5), 18. Adrien Tambay (4), 19. Miguel
    Molina (1), 20. Timo Scheider (0), 21. Maximilian Götz (0), 22.
    Daniel Juncadella (0), 23. Lucas Auer (0), 24. Esteban Ocon (0).  

  Team Championship.

  1. BMW Team RMG (72 points), 2. BMW Team RBM (71), 3. Audi Sport Team
    Abt Sportsline (60), 4. Mercedes-AMG (43), 5. BMW Team MTEK (42), 6.
    SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS deposit Mercedes-AMG (28), 7. Audi Sport Team
    Abt (23), 8. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (19), 9. BMW Team Schnitzer
    (18), 10. EURONICS/FREEMEN`S WORLDMercedes-AMG (12), 11. BWT
    Mercedes-AMG (10), 12. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (6).   

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  1. BMW (203 points), 2. Audi (108), 3. Mercedes-Benz (93).


Statistics for a BMW DTM drivers.



2016 foe calendar.

6th -8th May – Hockenheim (DE), 20
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), 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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