Three BMW M4 DTMs in a points after eventful opening DTM competition of a deteriorate in Hockenheim.

Posted on 07. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim (DE), 7th May 2016. Fans during a Hockenheimring (DE) were
treated to an action-packed opening competition of 2016 by a 24 drivers in
this year’s DTM. Three BMW M4 DTMs finished in a points during a end
of a competition dirty with fantastic battles, overtaking manoeuvres and
collisions. Bruno Spengler (CA) came home sixth in a BMW Bank M4
DTM, creation him a best-placed BMW driver. The Canadian fought back
brilliantly from 13th on a grid. He was followed over a finish
line by António Félix da Costa (PT, BMW M4 DTM) and Maxime Martin (BE,
SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) in seventh and eighth. They also done great
swell by a field, carrying started from 20th and 21st. Victory
went to Edoardo Mortara (IT, Audi).

Martin Tomczyk (DE, BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM), Tom Blomqvist
(GB, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (BR, Shell BMW M4 DTM)
were 12th, 13th and 14th. Blomqvist and Farfus had forsaken good back
after being concerned in incidents during a eventful opening stages
of a race. Tomczyk had also worked his approach by a margin and was
using in a tip 10 until his vehicle was shop-worn in a conflict with Gary
Paffett (GB, Mercedes) and Mattias Ekström (DE, Audi).

Marco Wittmann (DE), during a circle of a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM, was the
top ranked BMW motorist early on. However, his vehicle was so badly
shop-worn in a collision that he was incompetent to compare a gait of the
other cars and forsaken behind by a field. He eventually came home
16th. Timo Glock (DE) was strike by a opposition vehicle on path 3 and
hence skidded off into a sand bed in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW
M4 DTM bringing his initial competition of a deteriorate to a beforehand end.

Reactions to a 1st competition of a 2016 DTM season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “That was a
really tough race, with an eventful opening 3 laps. Compliments to
my guys, who fought hard. Bruno Spengler, António Félix da Costa and
Maxime Martin still managed to finish in a points notwithstanding having
shop-worn cars. Given a circumstances, they did as good as possible. I
feel really contemptible for Marco Wittmann, whose vehicle was shop-worn in a
collision. He was really good positioned in a competition and could possibly
even have been looking during a place on a podium. Generally speaking,
there were an awful lot of collisions, and a drivers suffered as a
result. we wish tomorrow’s competition is a bit calmer.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, 6th place): “I am very
happy to have done adult so many places and scored profitable points after
starting from 13th on a grid. Unfortunately, a behind left of my car
was shop-worn in a collision with Mike Rockenfeller, and we was incompetent to
compare a gait of a front-runners. We contingency now demeanour during where we can
urge tomorrow, as we would substantially have been lacking a bit of
speed even but a repairs to a car.”


Facts and Figures.


Hockenheim, 4.574 kilometres, 40 mins and 1 lap


Sunny, 27 degrees Celsius


BMW Motorsport results:

#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4
DTM – 6th place

#13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M4 DTM – 7th place

#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RBM, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 8th place

#100 Martin Tomczyk (DE), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts
M4 DTM – 12th place

#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM – 13th place

#18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team MTEK, Shell BMW M4 DTM – 14th place

#11 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – 16th place



Useful information:

António Félix da Costa and Maxime Martin both done up
13 positions in a race.

Augusto Farfus was spun by an competition during a hairpin on path one and
hence fell good down a field.

Tom Blomqvist forsaken to a behind of a margin on path dual after
spinning in spin one.

Marco Wittmann’s vehicle was shop-worn on path one following a collision,
that was no error of his own.

Six cars late over a march of an eventful initial few laps. These
enclosed Timo Glock in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM.

Martin Tomczyk climbed from 22nd on a grid to 14th place in the
opening laps. However, he afterwards had problems with his vehicle on path twelve
and forsaken behind by a field.

The second subordinate event starts during 12.30 on Sunday. Before that,
a third use event is scheduled for 10.00.


2016 competition calendar.

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), 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
accessible here:

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.