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

Posted on 11. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Nürburgring (DE), 11th Sep 2016. A win and a third place: that
was a successful transport of lectern finishes for BMW Motorsport during the
DTM foe weekend during a Nürburgring (DE). BMW also leads all three
competitions after races 13 and 14 of a season.

Marco Wittmann (DE) is tip of a Drivers’ Championship after his win
on Saturday and third place in Sunday’s race. BMW Team RMG leads the
organisation foe going into a final dual foe weekends in Budapest
(HU) and Hockenheim (DE). Meanwhile, BMW also occupies tip mark in the
Manufacturers’ Championship.

Tom Blomqvist (GB) came home second on Saturday to finish a 19th
one-two for BMW in a DTM. Third place for Wittmann on Sunday was the
250th lectern for BMW in a story of a DTM. In total, 72,500
spectators watched a dual sparkling races.

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): “As
expected, it was a tough race. However, we could see that Marco
Wittmann can also keep his haughtiness when a going gets tough. He drove
an intensely intelligent race, used a gait he had and claimed the
third mark on a podium. This was a 250th lectern finish for BMW in
a DTM – that creates this outcome another unequivocally special one. As good as
Marco, we also had another dual cars in a tip ten. This was not easy,
given a weight we had on house today. However, we saw a good race
with good manoeuvres. There were also a few nonessential incidents, but
we theory that is partial and parcel of engine racing. All in all, the
weekend went unequivocally good for us. Marco tightened his reason on a lead in
a Drivers’ Championship interjection to his win and third place. We are
now looking brazen to an sparkling finale. we consider we leave the
Nürburgring with a unequivocally certain outcome and can start scheming for Budapest.”

Maxime Martin was subsequently promoted from 11th to tenth place
after Sunday’s race, definition Marco Wittmann was assimilated in a tip ten
by a serve 3 BMW drivers.

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “It
was an comprehensive dream weekend for a team. Victory for Marco and
Timo’s fifth place yesterday was a ideal start to a home event.
You could not wish for more. The organisation did a glorious pursuit and everyone
was intensely focussed, nonetheless we had an awful lot going on here. We
might not have had a fastest vehicle today, yet Marco constructed another
glorious foe to finish third. Timo could also have been in a points
again, yet unfortunately he was spun in a unequivocally initial corner. That
was frustrating. All in all, however, we can be satisfied. we would
like to appreciate BMW and a many fans who upheld us. It is always
illusory to be here during a Ring.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):
“Yesterday we claimed a sixth lectern of a deteriorate with Tom. That
was impressive. Maxime also finished in a points. Tom thereafter had
another good subordinate on Sunday. However, he was thereafter strike from the
side in a center of a race, after that a opening of his car
was hampered. Despite this, he still finished eighth to measure a few
points for BMW. Unfortunately, Maxime had a technical emanate in
subordinate and could usually start from 19th. He gave it all in
a foe and worked his approach adult to 11th. To make adult 8 positions in
a DTM is utterly some achievement. Unfortunately, however, we do not
measure any points for finishing 11th. On a whole, it was a unequivocally good
weekend for BMW. Congratulations to Marco, who had dual sensational
races – a concentration now turns to a Hungaroring.”

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK): “I
have churned feelings about this weekend. It was a good weekend for BMW
and Marco with courtesy to a championship. We also bounced behind well
as a organisation on Sunday, as distant as a subordinate outcome is concerned.
Bruno, during least, was means to uncover what was probable in a race. It
was a tough race, yet he battled tough and well. As distant as Augusto is
concerned, we unfortunately paid a cost for holding too many of a
risk during a array stop.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):
“Unfortunately, we once again unsuccessful to perform as we had hoped to at
a Nürburgring. Starting from a behind of a margin done life
formidable for a drivers in a races. To make matters worse, António
was concerned in a array of incidents on Sunday and was spun. Martin
had another good foe and done adult some positions. However, his vehicle was
unfortunately shop-worn in a collision in a array lane, when he was hit
by another car. Congratulations to Marco and BMW Team RMG, who
constructed another overwhelming arrangement here during their home event.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 3rd place, Sat.: 1st
“We done it onto a lectern again, even yet it
was unequivocally tighten with Mattias Ekström during a end. Therefore, we am happy
with currently – and unapproachable to have claimed a miracle lectern for BMW in
a DTM. Lucas Auer had a unequivocally good start and we could not find a way
past him though holding too many risks. Our gait was good, yet we were
during a bit of a waste after a array stop. The antithesis had left
a few drivers out to reason adult a heading group. That authorised Edoardo
Mortara to work his approach by to a front and presumably cost me
second place. Despite this, it was a good weekend for me. we won
yesterday, and finished third to explain a mark on a lectern today.
That is a good outcome for me and for BMW Team RMG.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 6th place, Sat.: 18th
“It was an sparkling race. The other teams were a
bit stronger than us over a whole distance, yet we still finished in
a points, that was a good result. My guys did a good pursuit again in
a array stop. Overall, this was a certain weekend and we improved
once again. But, as we ready for a subsequent races, it is critical for
us to analyse because we weren’t quick adequate over a whole distance.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 8th place, Sat.: 2nd
“It was a tough foe and a lot some-more formidable than
yesterday. we didn’t start utterly good and we mislaid a few places in
a initial corners. Also a gait of a vehicle was not utterly right. we had
one or dual duels as good – so it was anything yet an easy race. We
will have a demeanour to see because we were slower than yesterday. Overall, it
was a good weekend. we am happy with removing 18 points for my second
place, as good as 4 some-more points today.”

Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 10th place, Sat.: 8th
“Unfortunately we had a gearbox problem in
subordinate today. It meant that we could not conflict as we had hoped. I
usually gathering for a initial run and was in sixth place. After that,
everybody else softened and we slipped behind to 19th position. In the
race, we had to equivocate Timo after he had a spin. Then we done it as high
as 11th. At slightest we got one indicate interjection to a chastisement for Molina.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 12th place, Sat.:
16th place):
“It was an burdensome race. Unfortunately, we
didn’t have adequate gait to concede us to unequivocally attack. That improved
with a second set of tyres and we was means to get closer to Maxime
and to Robert Wickens, and thereafter pass them. But it was a difficult
expostulate today, and we got a limit out of it. It is critical for us
to have done swell over a weekend. Overall, it was another
marvellous weekend for BMW and Marco.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 14th place, Sat.: 5th place):
“I had a unequivocally good start, yet we got spun on a first
corner. we had to continue in final place and did all we could to make
a best of it. The front splitter was damaged, that meant we couldn’t
unequivocally attack. we did conduct to make adult a few places nonetheless. We
now have to analyse because we were quick in subordinate today, yet weren’t
afterwards. Congratulations to BMW and Marco, who had a unequivocally good
weekend and extended their altogether lead.”

António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 19th place,
Sat.: 20th place):
“Unfortunately, we did not conduct to get
behind on a right lane currently after yesterday’s disappointment. We
will now lift together as a organisation and work hard. Today’s foe was
indeed going flattering good until we was spun shortly before my pit
stop. My foe was fundamentally over after that.”

Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 21st place, Sat.: 22nd
“It never rains, it pours. That was a tough
weekend. We did not have a good set-up on a vehicle yesterday. Today was
distant better, yet thereafter we perceived a penalty. Our subordinate gait was
encouraging. Our idea has to be to start a weekend with a better
base. Then we can plea for improved results.”


DTM standings.


Drivers’ Championship.

  1. Marco Wittmann (170 points), 2. Edoardo Mortara (137), 3. Robert
    Wickens (120), 4. Jamie Green (119), 5. Paul di Resta (100), 6. Tom
    Blomqvist (93), 7. Mattias Ekström (82), 8. Nico Müller (78), 9.
    Maxime Martin (76), 10. Gary Paffett (73), 11. Lucas Auer (68), 12.
    Timo Glock (58), 13. Bruno Spengler (51), 14. Augusto Farfus (44),
    15. Christian Vietoris (42), 16. Miguel Molina (26), 17. Maximilian
    Götz (17), 18. António Félix da Costa (16), 19. Adrien Tambay (14),
    20. Martin Tomczyk (13), 21. Daniel Juncadella (6), 22. Mike
    Rockenfeller (5), 23. Timo Scheider (3), 24. Esteban Ocon (2), 25.
    Felix Rosenqvist (1).

Team Championship.

  1. BMW Team RMG (228 points), 2. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
    (219), 3. BMW Team RBM (169), 4. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (133), 5.
    SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS deposit Mercedes-AMG (126), 6. Mercedes-AMG
    (117), 7. BWT Mercedes-AMG (110), 8. Audi Sport Team Abt (104), 9.
    BMW Team MTEK (95), 10. EURONICS/FREEMEN`S WORLDMercedes-AMG (76),
    11. BMW Team Schnitzer (29), 12. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (8).

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  1. BMW (521 points), 2. Audi (464), 3. Mercedes-Benz (429).


Statistics for a BMW DTM drivers.




2016 foe calendar.

6th -8th May – Hockenheim (DE), 20th -22nd May – Spielberg (AT), 3rd
-5th Jun – Lausitzring (DE), 24th -26th Jun – Norisring (DE), 15th
-17th Jul – Zandvoort (NL), 19th -21st Aug – Moscow (RU), 9
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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