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Nov 11

Triple ROC ‘Champion of Champions’ Mattias Ekström returns

ROC 2013 will take place on a specially constructed tarmac track

ROC - Race Of Champions - Mattias EkströmTriple ROC ‘Champion of Champions’ Mattias Ekström will make a return to the Race Of Champions at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium on December 14-15.

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Jan 24

Glock hopes for 2013 DTM seat

Timo Glock on Wednesday said he would be “delighted” if he can race in the German touring car series DTM in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (3)2012-03-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Timo Glock 01Having lost his Marussia seat to an as yet unknown pay-driver, the German – a former F1 test driver for BMW – quickly lined up a DTM test with the Bavarian marque. The 30-year-old’s debut was at Valencia on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Grosjean crowned 2012 Champion of Champions

“That’s what I’d call a crazy day” – Gropsjean

Grosjean crowned 2012 Champion of ChampionsRace Of Champions logoFrench Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean put in a stunning performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions on an evening of thrills at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium.

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Dec 15

Team Germany win sixth ROC Nations Cup

“This is a historic day” – Schumacher

Race Of Champions logoTeam Germany win sixth ROC Nations CupTeam Germany’s Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel added to their incredible run of success by winning their sixth consecutive ROC Nations Cup title in Bangkok. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

F1′s greatest driver of all time Schumacher heads to ROC in Bangkok

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has signed up for the 2012 Race Of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand

Race Of Champions logoNews imageThe legendary German racer, who tops the all-time lists for F1 titles, wins and poles, competed in his 300th grand prix this month at Spa. Schumacher will partner reigning F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel in a bid to extend Team Germany’s five-year winning streak in the ROC Nations Cup.German television station SAT.1 will broadcast both the ROC Nations Cup and the individual Race Of Champions live on December 15-16.

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Dec 04

Sébastien Ogier crowned Champion of Champions

Ogier took five wins in this year’s World Rally Championship

Sébastien Ogier crowned Champion of ChampionsROC 2011-12-03Sébastien Ogier delivered a thrilling performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions on a packed afternoon of competition at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena.

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Dec 03

Team Germany wins fifth ROC Nations Cup

Vettel and Schumacher revel in ROC Nations Cup win

imageimageTeam Germany’s Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel sent the home crowds into delirium by winning their fifth consecutive ROC Nations Cup title in Düsseldorf.

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Dec 02

Drivers on track preparing for ROC 2011

Practice gets under way ahead of Saturday’s ROC Nations Cup and Sunday’s Race Of Champions

Drivers on track preparing for ROC 2011 ROC Dusseldorf 2011-10-14A fifth consecutive ROC Nations Cup victory is “not the only target” for seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Last year’s surprise Champion of Champions Filipe Albuquerque declares the lesson from 2010 is to “Never underestimate anyone…”

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Oct 02

Spengler looses his chance to become 2011 DTM Champion (+result)

Mattias Ekstrom cruises to his third DTM win this season in ValenciaMartin Tomczyk 2011-06-05

Mattias Ekström DTM

Martin Tomczyk (Audi) is the new DTM champion. In the ninth DTM season round at the ‘Circuit Ricardo Tormo’ in Spain, the German wrapped up an early title in the most popular international touring car series. As Martin Tomczyk becomes the first driver in DTM history to win the DTM crown in old spec machinery. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Spengler still 2nd in the championship after a 13th place in Oschersleben

Ekström leads Audi 1-2-3 at Oschersleben

DTM logoThree Audi drivers on the podium: the eighth DTM season round at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben took place under the sign of the four rings. In adverse weather conditions, Mattias Ekström (Audi) won from his fellow Audi drivers Martin Tomczyk and Edoardo Mortara.

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Aug 07

Ekström with lights-to-flag victory at Nürburgring

Bruno Spengler 2nd, Still 1st in the championship

DTM logoNurburgring logoA good start, a faultless race and two quick pit stops. The sixth DTM round of the season at the Nürburgring couldn’t have been better for Swede Mattias Ekström. After 49 laps, the Audi driver scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory. For the 2004 and 2007 DTM champion, it was already his 15th race win in the most popular international touring car series.

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May 14

Bruno Spengler also on pole position at Zandvoort

Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) will also be starting from pole position for the second DTM race of the season.

DTM logogridSpengler2633In qualifying for the race at Zandvoort in The Netherlands, the Franco-Canadian secured himself the best position on the starting grid. The 27-year old had already been fastest in qualifying for the season opener at Hockenheim. His fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Jamie Green will be lining up next to him on the front row of the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Bruno Spengler wins DTM season opener at Hockenheim (+result)

Pole position on Saturday and race victory on Sunday

Bruno Spengler 09-2010For Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz), the first DTM race of the season went according to plan. At the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the Franco-Canadian claimed victory from Mattias Ekström (Audi). After 38 laps, Ralf Schumacher (Mercedes-Benz) crossed the finish line in third place. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Bruno Spengler will start from front row (+grid)

Paul Di Resta on pole at Oschersleben

For the third time this season, Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz) will be on pole position. In qualifying for the eighth DTM season round at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, he claimed the best grid position with a lap time of 1:21.394 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

A dominant victory by Paul Di Resta at Brands Hatch (+result)

Spengler remains leader in championship

At the British circuit of Brands Hatch, 24,000 fans watched a perfect DTM race weekend by Scottish driver Paul Di Resta. On Saturday, the Mercedes-Benz driver claimed a dominant pole position and on Sunday, the 24-year old scored a clear lights-to-flag victory at the shortest circuit on this year’s DTM calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Strong nerves – Paul Di Resta claims his second pole of the year (+result)

Bruno Spengler second will start from front row

Paul di Resta made the most out of his home advantage, claiming pole at Brands Hatch with a great performance. With his AMG Mercedes C-Class, British driver Paul Di Resta set the fastest lap time at the shortest circuit on the DTM calendar and will be starting from pole position into Sunday’s seventh round of the DTM season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Second season win for Bruno Spengler (+results, + standings, + photos)

Teammates Di Resta and Paffet completed the podium

For the second time this season, Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) is the winner of a DTM race. In the fifth DTM season round at the Nürburgring, the Franco-Canadian scored a commanding lights-to-flag victory. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Fastest time for Ekström on Saturday morning

Spengler third with Mercedes

With a lap time of 1:29.151 minutes, Mattias Ekström was fastest in second free practice with his Audi A4 DTM. The Swede was 1.038 seconds faster than the fastest time in yesterday’s first free practice. Other than on Friday, Mercedes-Benz drivers also were among the front runners. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Paffett leads 1-2-3-4 for Mercedes-Benz (+photo)

Bruno Spengler second on the podium

For the 15th time, Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz) crossed the finish line as the winner of a DTM race. In the season opener of the most popular international touring car series at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the Briton won after 39 laps from his fellow Mercedes-Benz drivers Bruno Spengler, Jamie Green and Paul Di Resta. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Statistics special: The fastest race of the year

The fastest race of the year – in several aspects – was held at Dijon-Prenois, in 2009

At the French 3.801-kilometre circuit, the 21 DTM drivers had to complete 52 laps, representing a total mileage of 197.652 kilometres. The race distance was covered by the winner, Gary Paffett, in 1:04:38.472 hours, at an average speed of 183.461 kph. At no other race, the mileage was higher, the total race time shorter and the average speed higher. Read the rest of this entry »

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