Title to be motionless during finale: BMW teams and Marco Wittmann conflict for a final points of 2016 in Hockenheim.

Posted on 10. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Marco Wittmann (DE) heads into a final races as a front-runner of
a drivers, with 176 points. His advantage over a dual Audi drivers
Edoardo Mortara (IT) and Jamie Green (GB) is 14 and 39 points. Fifty
points are adult for grabs in Hockenheim, so one of these 3 drivers
will be a 2016 DTM Champion. In a group standings, BMW Team RMG is
in second place, as is BMW in a manufacturers’ standings.

BMW has distinguished 14 DTM victories during a Hockenheimring to
date. Wittmann was final on a list of winners during a BMW M4 DTM’s
entrance during a start of a 2014 season. At a initial competition weekend of
a 2016 season, Augusto Farfus (BR) and Maxime Martin (BE) finished
on a lectern in second and third in Sunday’s race.

Martin Tomczyk (DE) and António Félix da Costa (PT) will end
their DTM careers in Hockenheim. Both drivers bid farewell to their
long-time companions in a paddock and a media representatives
during a get-together in a BMW Hospitality on Friday.

Félix da Costa has already started a initial section of his new
categorical charge as a racing driver: Last weekend he contested a Hong Kong
ePrix for MS Amlin Andretti during a start of a FIA Formula E
Championship season. The group is upheld by BMW. After 45 laps, the
male from Portugal crossed a finish line in fifth place.

Quotes brazen of a ninth competition weekend of 2016 in Hockenheim.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“The conditions going into a deteriorate culmination in Hockenheim couldn’t be
any some-more thrilling. I’m already unequivocally unapproachable of what we have achieved
this year with a good understanding of group suggestion and consistency. We lead
a drivers’ standings with Marco Wittmann. After we decided, in the
best interests of a sport, not to take his ostracism in Hungary to
a justice of appeal, we will do all we can to make certain Marco
brings home his advantage and claims a pretension for a second time.
Considering his performances this season, he would merit a title
yet any doubt. It is not going to be easy, yet a event is
there – and we wish to take it. In a manufacturers’ and team
standings we are in second place and prepared to pounce. Let’s see what
a races in Hockenheim bring. The 2016 DTM is characterised by the
equivalence of all a particular packages that we haven’t seen often,
and I’m certain that a culmination will also yield copiousness of drama. Martin
Tomczyk and António Félix da Costa bid farewell to a DTM this
weekend. we wish they both finish their DTM chapters with good results.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“Naturally there is a lot of tragedy going into these essential two
races of a DTM season. Our group has finished an superb job
via a year, that is given we are still in with a possibility of
winning a drivers’ and group championships during a deteriorate finale. We
are ideally prepared and now also wish to suffer a weekend. We need
to get all probable out of a automobile on a track, and to finally
get a prerogative for a good performances.”

 

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):

“A DTM deteriorate of highs and lows for us draws to a tighten in
Hockenheim. We had a few highlights, yet we weren’t means to exploit
a full intensity consistently adequate via a march of the
season. Augusto Farfus was on a lectern during a deteriorate opener in
Hockenheim. It would be good for a whole group if we finished a year
with a likewise good result.”

 

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“Going into a culmination in Hockenheim we can already demeanour behind on a
certain DTM deteriorate for a team. Our drivers have been on a podium
6 times, and we are in third place in a group standings dual races
before a end. That shows only how good and consistently we have
worked this year. Now a concentration is on picking adult as many points as
probable for BMW once again in a conflict for a title.”

 

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“It is a final DTM weekend for any of a drivers Martin Tomczyk
and António Félix da Costa. The clever competition that they both had in
Budapest on a Sunday gave us all renewed proclivity for a final
scurry during a finish of a season. Now we wish to bid farewell to our
dual drivers with good results.”

 

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

“It feels good streamer to a final dual races of a deteriorate at
Hockenheim and still being in with a possibility of winning a title. That
shows we have finished a good pursuit via a year. Now we need to
proceed a deteriorate culmination with a cold conduct and try to keep out of any
scuffles. It won’t be that easy given a races in Hockenheim are
customarily action-packed.”

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

“It’s tough to trust that a final DTM weekend of 2016 is just
around a corner. I’m looking brazen to Hockenheim, a lane that we
know unequivocally well. The atmosphere there is extraordinary. we wish that we
will be means to broach another tip opening and that it will be a
successful weekend for BMW Motorsport. We wish to put on another great
uncover for a fans.”

 

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

“Hockenheim is another prominence of a DTM deteriorate during a end. The
ambiance is always unequivocally special during a final competition weekend of the
season, and a vast series of fans provides a illusory atmosphere.
And afterwards there is a track, with a prolonged straights that are good for
overtaking. No doubt there will be an sparkling finish to a season.”

 

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

“I unequivocally like a lane in Hockenheim. we have already won there in
a DTM and have been on a lectern a few times – including during the
2016 deteriorate opener. Unfortunately, we went on to have a difficult
season. Which would make it all a some-more rewarding for a group and me
to get another highlight.”

 

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

“I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a final competition weekend, even yet it
is a contrition that it means a deteriorate is over already. I’m looking
brazen to a lane given it is so most fun. It’s unfit to
envision how a deteriorate will end. The start in Hockenheim was quite
formidable for us, yet afterwards we grown well. Now I’m vehement to see
how this weekend goes.”

 

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

“In a DTM we never know accurately where we are when we come to a
competition weekend. But we have mostly achieved good in Hockenheim and won
a few titles during a finale. Our rivals done a good sense in the
new races, yet we will do all we can to keep adult with them in
a conflict for a title.”

 

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

“It is unequivocally not going to be a normal DTM weekend. It is the
deteriorate finale, and that is always something special. But it’s going to
be intensely romantic for me this time given these are my final two
DTM races. Then we am behest farewell to BMW Team Schnitzer. Our goal
is to collect adult as many points as probable in a conflict for a title.
I’m unequivocally looking brazen to it and will try to unequivocally suffer it
one some-more time.”

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

“It will be a unequivocally special weekend for me. It will be a final DTM
races of my career and we wish to suffer them as most as possible.
Naturally, a categorical idea is to win a manufacturers’ and drivers’
titles for BMW and Marco. We all need to lift together for that. It’s
not going to be easy, yet we wish that we will grasp it together and
that we can play my part.”

 

Statistics: Hockenheim.

 

Length:                            

4.574 km

 

2015 winners:                 

Timo Scheider, Audi (race 1)

Jamie Green, Audi (race 2)

 

2015 stick positions:

1:32.637 minutes, Maxime Martin, BMW (Race 1)

1:32.645 minutes, Gary Paffett, Mercedes (Race 2)

 

Best-placed BMW 2015:

Maxime Martin, 3rd place (race 1)

Maxime Martin, 6th place (race 2)

 

DTM debut:

1984

 

BMW wins:

14

 

BMW stick positions:

7

 

BMW fastest laps:

17

 

BMW podiums:

37

Statistics: BMW DTM drivers.

 

 

BMW Motorsport media report (all times are local).

 

 

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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