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Timo Glock on Wednesday said he would be “delighted” if he can race in the German touring car series DTM in 2013.
Having 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.
Practice gets under way ahead of Saturday’s ROC Nations Cup and Sunday’s Race Of Champions
A 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…”
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.
Ekström leads Audi 1-2-3 at Oschersleben
Three 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.
Bruno Spengler 2nd, Still 1st in the championship
A 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.
Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) will also be starting from pole position for the second DTM race of the season.
In 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.
Pole position on Saturday and race victory on Sunday
For 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.