Summer outing to Russia: BMW DTM teams in movement during a “Moscow Raceway”.

Posted on 15. Aug, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 15th Aug 2016. This weekend, a “Moscow Raceway” on
a hinterland of a Russian collateral Moscow hosts a DTM for the
fourth time. BMW Motorsport heads to a 3.931-kilometre circuit
heading all 3 DTM competitions: Marco Wittmann (DE) leads the
Drivers’ Championship with 105 points after 10 of a season’s 18
races. BMW Team RMG, with drivers Wittmann and Timo Glock (DE), moved
to a tip of a Team standings in Zandvoort (NL). Meanwhile, BMW
also binds a slim lead in a Manufacturers’ Championship.

The BMW drivers have lustful memories of a “Moscow Raceway”. Augusto
Farfus (BR) finished third when a array finished a entrance in Moscow in
2013. Maxime Martin (BE) claimed his lass DTM feat there in 2014.
Last year, Bruno Spengler (CA) finished second and third to take his
place on a lectern after both races. Wittmann started Saturday’s race
from stick position and came home second. In total, a BMW motorist has
stepped onto a lectern on 6 occasions after a 4 races so far
in Moscow.


Quotes brazen of a sixth competition weekend of 2016 in Moscow.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“The summer mangle has finished a group good and helped us recharge our
batteries brazen of a second half of a season. Our idea for the
remaining 8 races is to urge a earnest positions in the
Drivers’, Team and Manufacturers’ competitions. That will undoubtedly
be a large challenge. So far, a drivers and teams have finished a
probably flawless job. That is because we are in a excellent position we
find ourselves in. If possible, we wish to say this limit level
of concentration. The outing to Moscow is always rather special. We have
always finished unequivocally good during this lane in a past. One win, dual pole
positions and 6 lectern finishes in a 4 prior races during the
‘Moscow Raceway’ is a unequivocally good record, and one we are looking to
urge this weekend.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“I am apparently gratified that we are heading a Team standings and
a Drivers’ Championship with Marco Wittmann only after a halfway
indicate of a season. We have finished a good pursuit so far, though know full
good that a rest of a deteriorate will be all a some-more strenuous. The
plea in Moscow will once again be to get a unequivocally best out of our
package and collect adult as many points as possible. We always concentration solely
on a subsequent step.”

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):

“For several reasons, we have been incompetent to accommodate a possess high
standards this season. We have worked tough as a group to urge in all
areas. That is quite loyal of a weakness, qualifying. Although
a tough work put in by a mechanics, engineers and drivers was not
reflected in a formula in Zandvoort, a gait in a races was
quite encouraging. We are now anticipating that all comes
together in subordinate in Moscow, and that we can repeat a fine
formula we achieved final year.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“The ‘Moscow Raceway’ is a circuit, during that BMW has always enjoyed
good results. Maxime Martin and Tom Blomqvist both finished in the
points final year. Maxime knows how it feels to win in Moscow. We now
wish to be successful together there this year.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“After a initial half of a deteriorate that was not accurately easy for us,
we used a summer mangle to recharge a batteries and ready for the
DTM weekend in Moscow. The races in Russia flog off a second half of
a DTM season. The ‘Moscow Raceway’ is a complicated circuit and very
renouned with a drivers. It has a good brew of prolonged straights and fast
and delayed corners. We are looking brazen to a races in Russia and
will do a best to get good formula there.”

Marco Wittmann (car array 11, BMW Team RMG):

“I had a unequivocally good Saturday competition during a ‘Moscow Raceway’ final year.
Unfortunately, we was denied feat by a tyre issue, though my gait was
unequivocally good. Because of this, we go into this year’s dual races with
copiousness of confidence. we would like to get my second win of a season
there and, with an eye on a Drivers’ Championship, apparently wish to
measure as many points as possible.”

Timo Glock (car array 16, BMW Team RMG):

“It was a prolonged summer break, and we took a event to take a bit
of a holiday. we am now looking brazen to removing behind out on the
racetrack all a more. The circuit in Russia is good fun to drive,
and BMW has always finished good there in new years. we am intrigued to
see how we transport this time.”

Bruno Spengler (car array 7, BMW Team MTEK):

“I have unequivocally lustful memories of final year in Moscow. That was my best
competition weekend, as we finished both races on a podium. Hopefully we will
have improved fitness there than in Zandvoort. It is critical to concentration on
improving a vehicle for qualifying, as a competition gait is unequivocally good.” 

Augusto Farfus (car array 18, BMW Team MTEK):

“We used a final few weeks to take a breather and do a lot of
analysis. we wish we can put what we have schooled into use in
Moscow and, in particular, that we perform improved in qualifying. I
like a ‘Moscow Raceway’ and finished on a lectern there in 2013.”

Tom Blomqvist (car array 31, BMW Team RBM):

“It is going to be a unequivocally engaging weekend. The races have all
been unequivocally tighten this year, and we entirely design it to be a same story
in Moscow. we did flattering good on my entrance there in 2015, and finished
in a points. That is a idea again this year.”

Maxime Martin (car array 36, BMW Team RBM):

“I apparently have good memories of Moscow. After all, it was there
that we claimed my initial win in a DTM in 2014. we afterwards had one good
competition and one bad one in 2015. This year, we consider we once again have a
package that will concede us to put on a good uncover in Russia.”

António Félix da Costa (car array 13, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“I unequivocally like a ‘Moscow Raceway’ and have won races there in other
series. It goes but observant that we also wish to ambience success at
this lane in a DTM. My group and we will do all in a power
to grasp this.”

Martin Tomczyk (car array 100, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“Moscow is always value a trip. The fans there are ardent about
a DTM and a lane itself is also unequivocally interesting. Although this
is now a fourth time there, we am still unequivocally looking brazen to
some new practice in Russia.”


Statistics: Moscow.


3.931 km

2015 winners:                 

Pascal Wehrlein, Mercedes (race 1)

Mike Rockenfeller, Audi (race 2)

2015 poles:

1:28.810 minutes, Marco Wittmann, BMW (race 1)

1:28.540 minutes, Mike Rockenfeller, Audi (race 2)

Best-placed BMW 2015:

Marco Wittmann, 2nd (race 1)

Bruno Spengler, 2nd (race 2)

DTM debut:


BMW wins:


BMW stick positions:


BMW fastest laps:

BMW podiums:



Statistics: BMW DTM drivers.




BMW Motorsport media schedule.



2016 DTM 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
, 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, a DTM
Press Kit, and copyright-free images for editorial functions online at


BMW Motorsport on a web.








About a DTM.

The German Touring Car Masters – DTM for brief – is a many popular
furloughed vehicle array in a world. The array pits a 3 premium
vehicle manufacturers BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz opposite each
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 3 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 nine
weekends, are scheduled for 2016. ARD broadcasts all a races live.
Tickets for all a DTM races are accessible here:

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