Through a city in a BMW M4 DTM: Teams and drivers demeanour brazen to a travel competition during a iconic Norisring.

Posted on 20. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 20th Jun 2016. The highlights come thick and discerning in
a 2016 DTM season. Three weeks after a Motorsport Festival during the
Lausitzring (DE), a BMW DTM teams transport to a usually travel foe of
a year during a Norisring (DE). Ever given a array was hold for the
initial time in 1984, a 2.3-kilometre travel circuit around the
Dutzendteich lake in Nuremberg (DE) has been a permanent tie on
a DTM calendar.

 

Six races into a 2016 season, BMW arrives in Nuremberg heading the
Manufacturers’ Championship with 228 points. In a group competition,
BMW Team RMG sits during a tip of a altogether standings. Marco Wittmann
(DE), who lives not distant divided in Fürth, is a internal child in a four
BMW teams. The 2014 DTM champion goes into a weekend in his home
segment of Franconia second in a Drivers’ Championship.

 

Last year, a BMW drivers scored heavily during a Norisring. Bruno
Spengler (CA) cumulative stick position on Sunday, and went on to finish
third to explain a initial lectern of a deteriorate for BMW. That was to
infer an critical step for BMW en lane to winning a Manufacturers’
Championship come a finish of a season.

 

The DTM races during a Norisring start during 13:28 on Saturday and 13:13
on Sunday.

 

Quotes brazen of a fourth foe weekend of 2016 during a Norisring.

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“The mangle before a Norisring authorised a drivers and teams to at
slightest take a discerning breather, as a prior weeks had been very
intense. After a successful Motorsport Festival during a Lausitzring,
a subsequent philharmonic awaits us in Nuremberg. The slight circuit, partly
on open streets, a many fans in a paddock and grandstands, and
a special aptitude around a Dutzendteich make a Norisring weekend
unique. The margin will naturally be bunched even closer together than
common on a brief circuit, that is usually 2.3 kilometres long. This
means that a teams and drivers contingency be entirely focussed on a pursuit in
palm – a Norisring punishes any trouble immediately.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“We scored critical points in both races during a Lausitzring and lead
a group competition. We now wish to play a large purpose again during the
Norisring, and concede Marco Wittmann to suffer a successful home outing.
Our whole group is entirely focussed on removing a unequivocally best out of the
BMW M4 DTM for both Timo Glock and Marco, nonetheless a Norisring is
not a ideal lane for a car. We have to continue to work hard, in
sequence to take a chances.”

 

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):

“The Norisring is a unequivocally special circuit, on that all must
come together ideally in sequence to be quick. We mastered the
plea unequivocally good final year. Bruno Spengler was a fastest BMW
motorist in both races and was rewarded with stick and a lectern on the
Sunday. We will do all in a energy to be equally as successful
in 2016.”

 

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“The atmosphere during a Norisring is always unequivocally special for our
whole team. Nowhere else are a fans this tighten to a action. How
we transport from a sporting indicate of perspective will count on details, as the
margin is even closer on this brief lane than elsewhere. Last year we
finished in a points, and that is a idea again this time.”

 

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“After a formidable weekend during a Lausitzring, we are looking forward
to a home foe in Bavaria. The singular environment creates a Norisring
and a ardent fans one of a highlights of a DTM race
calendar. The circuit is bumpy, with walls where we would usually
find run-off zones. You can't means to make even a smallest
mistake. That creates a circuit intensely demanding, even yet it
usually consists of dual hairpins and a chicane, as good as a straights.”

 

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

“I am unequivocally looking brazen to my home races. The atmosphere both on
and off a lane is positively unique. we know an awful lot of people
there, such as a marshals and members of Motorsport Club Nuremberg.
Many friends and kin will also be there. we am particularly
gratified to go into a weekend with copiousness of momentum, on a behind of
good formula that have taken me to second in a Drivers’ Championship.”

 

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

“The atmosphere during a Norisring is fantastic. We will have to wait
and see how we get on there. Whatever happens, we will be perplexing to
get a limit out of a usually travel circuit on a calendar.”

 

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

“I have super memories of a Norisring. Last year, we started
Sunday’s foe from stick and finished third. That was a outrageous service for
me, my group and everybody during BMW Motorsport. From afterwards on, a season
softened dramatically for us. Even before final year, we had already had
a lot of good races during a Norisring, and have won there 3 times.
we adore a circuit and a atmosphere. It is usually illusory to foe there.”

 

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

“The Norisring seems, during initial glance, to be a elementary racetrack.
However, it is intensely formidable to find a right set-up there. The
plea here is larger than during roughly any other circuit. we have had
some crazy races during a Norisring. The eventuality is magnificent, and we am
unequivocally looking brazen to it.”

 

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

“The circuit is one of a kind. It is unequivocally brief and a fans are very
tighten to a action. That creates for a unequivocally special atmosphere. we think
we have schooled a lot from final year, and go into a foe weekend
improved prepared this time.”

 

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

“I live in Monaco and always see a Norisring as a DTM equivalent
of that circuit. The fans there are positively crazy and the
grandstands are always full. We drivers apparently unequivocally suffer that,
and it is also good for a DTM. we always suffer returning to a Norisring.”

 

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

“This is one of a coolest events of a season. we had unequivocally good
races there final year, and wish we can build on those practice and
measure profitable points this year.”

 

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

“The Norisring is not an easy circuit to drive, nonetheless it usually has
4 corners. we am vehement to see a change of energy in Nuremberg.
Our rivals have been unequivocally clever there in new years, though we am
assured that we will play a vital purpose again this time.”

 

Statistics: Norisring.

 

Length:                            

2.3 km

 

2015 winners:                 

Pascal Wehrlein, Mercedes (race 1)

Robert Wickens, Mercedes (race 2)

 

2015 poles:

50.640 seconds (Christian Vietoris, Mercedes, foe 1)

48.280 seconds (Bruno Spengler, BMW, foe 2)

 

Best-placed BMW 2015:

Bruno Spengler, 5th place (race 1)

Bruno Spengler, 3rd place (race 2)

 

DTM debut:

1984

 

BMW wins:

5

 

BMW stick positions:

4

 

BMW fastest laps:

4

 

BMW podiums:

16



 

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 (RU), 9th-11th Sep – Nürburgring (DE), 23rd-25th
Sep – Budapest (HU), 14th-16th Oct – Hockenheim (DE).

 

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