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

Posted on 05. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Lausitzring (DE), 5th Jun 2016. BMW Motorsport leaves the
Lausitzring (DE) with a serve 25 hard-fought points to a name. BMW
and BMW Team RMG were means to keep their leads in a Manufacturers’
Championship and Team competition. Marco Wittmann (DE) is second in
a Drivers’ Championship after finishing fourth and sixth during the
3.478-kilometre circuit. In total, 4 BMW drivers scored points at
a EuroSpeedway, in a form of Wittmann, Maxime Martin (BE), Bruno
Spengler (CA) and Timo Glock (DE).

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): “I consider we
put on a illusory uncover for a fans with this Motorsport Festival.
There was a lot going on out on a track, and we had unequivocally good crowds
in a stands. There was a genuine festival atmosphere. This corner event
with a DTM, ADAC GT Masters and SUPERBIKE*IDM was a good success.
Thank we to everybody who finished it possible. The Sunday competition was hard
work for us again. Marco Wittmann achieved a unequivocally good outcome with his
sixth place. The points scored by Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock were
also important. We knew we would onslaught on this track, yet still
came divided with some points. We will now spin a courtesy to a next
competition during a Norisring.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “We
put on a unequivocally good uncover this weekend – and a drivers did a
illusory job. we would like to contend a special appreciate we to our
engineers. They prepared meticulously for this weekend, and their hard
work paid off. It was a large success for us. As expected, a circuit
was a large challenge, yet we got something out of a weekend.”

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):
“Firstly, we am usually gratified that a occurrence involving Augusto did
not have any critical consequences. That was unequivocally unequivocally dangerous. It
was a unsatisfactory weekend for us. We had problems environment a good
gait in qualifying. However, all indeed fell into place in
a competition itself. The array stop was glorious and a plan was good. We
usually need to start from serve adult a grid. That is what we will be
aiming for during a Norisring.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM): “We
always knew that this would be a formidable weekend. We tried
everything. We unsuccessful to measure any points with Tom this weekend, and
usually succeeded with Maxime on Saturday. That is disappointing, yet we
positively schooled a lot. That will assistance us subsequent time.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):
“That was not a weekend. We will have to demeanour into accurately because that
was a case. We were lacking performance, and we need to find out why
quickly. If all does not tumble into place ideally in a DTM,
afterwards we find yourself fighting towards a behind of a field.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 6th place, Sat.: 4th
“I feel unequivocally certain after this weekend. We knew
previously that we would not find it easy during a Lausitzring. With
this in mind, fourth and sixth are unequivocally good results. we scored
critical points, and so finished a many of a opportunities.
Unfortunately, my start was something of a disaster in Sunday’s race.
we got divided unequivocally badly. However, we fought behind unequivocally good after that,
and was a fastest BMW motorist in a race.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 9th place, Sat.: 11th
“This weekend had certain and disastrous aspects for
us. Unfortunately, we did not conduct to be discerning in qualifying, yet I
generally had a unequivocally good vehicle over a competition distance. As we started
from good down a field, it was unfit to measure some-more points. As
distant as competition gait is concerned, we were usually as discerning as a leading
group. My guys did a good array stop today. A large appreciate we for that.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 10th place, Sat.: 12th place):
“I was unequivocally happy with third place in subordinate this
morning. We had taken another step brazen and determined a good
starting position for a race. Unfortunately, however, we couldn’t
get anything going with a second set of tyres. we was fighting a
losing battle. we had to let one vehicle after another through, and that
was that.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 11th place, Sat.: 22nd
“It was a formidable weekend. This time, we did not
have a required gait over a competition distance. Yesterday’s competition was
tough. Today was better, yet we don’t consider we could have finished a lot
more. we had problems with my tyres in my initial stint. It was better
after a array stop, yet by afterwards it was too late.”

António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 13th place,
Sat.: 15th place):
“On a whole, we were simply not fast
enough. The vehicle did not feel as yet we could pull all weekend.
Despite this, we did a unequivocally best, as anything is probable in the
DTM. We will learn from this, and continue to work hard.”

Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 14th place, Sat.: 9th
“That was not indispensably a best weekend. It was
fine on a drifting path in qualifying, yet we struggled over a race
distance. we scored dual points yesterday, yet nothing today. we am not
happy with that, yet that is partial and parcel of racing sometimes.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 18th place, Sat.:
“I contingency forget about this weekend quickly. However, I
am still unsettled by today’s qualifying. That was unequivocally disappointing.
Despite that, we apparently still wanted to get a best out of the
race. The conflict with Mike Rockenfeller was good and fair, yet there
was no longer anything during stake. All we can contend to that is: move on
a Norisring.”

Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: DNF, Sat.: 21st place):
“I shielded my position and consider Miguel Molina completely
forgot to brake. He rammed me, and that was a finish of my race. We
never found a right change for a vehicle this weekend. Despite this,
everybody in a group worked unequivocally hard. We will quarrel behind during a Norisring.”



DTM standings.

Drivers’ Championship.

  1. Robert Wickens (58 points), 2. Marco Wittmann (55), 3. Mattias
    Ekström (46), 4. Jamie Green (45), 5. Edoardo Mortara (44), 6. Paul
    di Resta (43), 7. Maxime Martin (39), 8. Timo Glock (38), 9. Tom
    Blomqvist (34), 10. Augusto Farfus (32), 11. Lucas Auer (31), 12.
    Nico Müller (27), 13. Miguel Molina (26), 14. Christian Vietoris
    (26), 15. Gary Paffett (22), 16. Martin Tomczyk (12), 17. Bruno
    Spengler (12), 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 (93 points), 2. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (90),
    3. BMW Team RBM (73), 4. SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS deposit Mercedes-AMG
    (58), 5. Mercedes-AMG (57), 6. Audi Sport Team Abt (53), 7. Audi
    Sport Team Rosberg (49), 8. BMW Team MTEK (44), 9. BWT Mercedes-AMG
    (43), 10. EURONICS/FREEMEN`S WORLDMercedes-AMG (22), 11. BMW Team
    Schnitzer (18), 11. 12. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (6).

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  1. BMW (228 points), 2. Audi (198), 3. Mercedes-Benz (180).


Statistics for a BMW DTM drivers.




2016 competition 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 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
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