Category Archive: DTM

Apr 28

DTM season kick-off at Hockenheim provides highlights galore

Mattias Ekström to meet a major challenge

DTM season kick-off at Hockenheim provides highlights galore “It’s high time for the season to be started,” says Mercedes-Benz driver Christian Vietoris, thus also expressing the opinion of his 23 colleagues.

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Apr 27

“We’re determined to clinch all three titles this year” – Dieter Gass

The Audi RS 5 DTM was no doubt the fastest car

Dieter Gass: „We’re determined to clinch all three titles this year“Dieter Gass, Head of DTM at Audi Sport, about the aims for the 2016 DTM season which kicks off on May 7 and 8 and the changes made last winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

The DTM will get the new 2016 season under way at Hockenheim with a home race for Mercedes-AMG on the weekend of 6th-8th May

“The DTM is a drivers’ championship” – Ulrich Fritz

 

Ulrich Fritz: Prior to the season opener, Head of Mercedes-AMG DTM Ulrich Fritz set out the key changes and biggest challenges in the upcoming DTM season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Sport1 platforms to bring extensive DTM coverage in the coming two years

For the coming two years, 2016 and 2017, ITR cedes extensive DTM multi-media rights to Sport1 GmbH

Within the framework of this cooperation, German sports channel SPORT1 covers every DTM race in one-hour up-to-date highlight showsThese license rights comprise non-exclusive exploitation rights of the DTM races for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Within the framework of this cooperation, German sports channel SPORT1 covers every DTM race in one-hour up-to-date highlight shows in the FTA TV as well as delayed on the Pay TV channel SPORT1+.

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Apr 22

DTM, more than just a motor-racing event

The first clash of Audi BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the 2016 DTM season is over

DTM – more than just a motor-racing event At the end of the long off-season, the only official tests offered the three manufacturers involved in DTM the first opportunity to lock horns, this year. Following the four intense days of testing, one thing can be taken for granted for the season kick-off that will be held at the same venue from 06th to 08th May: detecting a favourite is virtually impossible.

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Apr 21

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Esteban Ocon

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

By winning the GP3 title, Esteban Ocon attracts the attention of the DTM bosses Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends.

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Apr 19

DTM drivers erring – successfully

ADAC GT Master, FIA World Rallycross Championship,  24h Race

Christian Vietoris (second anti-clockwise) wins the 24h race qualifying race.With just three more weeks to go to the DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring (06th to 08th May), several DTM drivers raced in other series and categories to get a proper dose of racing practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Mattias Ekström

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

In 2016, Mattias Ekström wants to once again win the title – if possible on race weekends held in brilliant sunshine. Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Ekström’s dream comes true: Double start at Hockenheim

Apart from DTM, Mattias Ekström has got a second big passion: rallycross

This year, Ekström will run with the hare and hunt with the hounds and so, he will contest the WRX event and the DTM races, at Hockenheim.Since 2014, the two-time DTM Champion (2004 and 2007) has been racing with an own team in the World Rallycross Championship, WRX.

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Apr 15

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Timo Glock

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

Timo Glock would love to get behind the wheel of his DTM car on 12 race weekendsWinning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Premiere: Spengler’s 360-degree lap in a DTM vehicle (+video)

This was a true premiere – even for Bruno Spengler

Premiere: Spengler’s 360-degree lap in a DTM vehicleAfter 11 years in DTM – a period of time he contested 24 races at the Hockenheimring in – the Canadian assumed a completely new role, during the days of testing in Baden-Württemberg.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Gary Paffett – the Mercedes-Benz rookie whisperer

Gary Paffett is one of the old hands on the DTM grid

The experience and his sunny disposition predestine Paffett for the work with young talents.The Briton is pone of the best-known faces of the series and is about to start into his 13th DTM season. In 2005, at the age of 24, Paffett secured his first and only DTM title, to date. In his DTM years, the 35-year old experienced ups and downs galore and consequently, he can hark back to a huge wealth of experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

The new performance-weight regulations

Win an exclusive guided pit walk

Win an exclusive guided pit walk Last year, the performance-weight allocation was a controversial DTM-regulation issue and therefore, those responsible came up with a completely new format for 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Paul Di Resta

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

In the second half of the season Di Resta is getting going better and better Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Tests completed – season kick-off approaches

“You have to find the best possible set-up for the season kick-off in four weeks time. Otherwise, you can forget it anyway.”

The fastest in Hockenheim: Mattias EkströmMercedes driver Gary Paffett underlined why the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring from 05th to 08th April were so important for the DTM protagonists.

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Apr 08

During its meeting in Munich on Thursday, the DTM Commission decided on some modifications to the DTM’s sporting regulations

DTM regulations for 2016 are fixed – focus on driver’s skills

DTM regulations for 2016 are fixed - focus on driver's skillsThe objective of all of these collectively made decisions is to place even more focus on the performance of the drivers. In this context, there are new regulations for the performance weights and the use of the DRS (Drag Reduction System).

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Apr 07

Second day of testing – BMW again the quickest

On the second of the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring, the manufacturers opted for different strategies

Tom Blomqvist set the fastest lap time on WednesdayWhile Mercedes-Benz tested with the same four drivers as on day one – Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Esteban Ocon and Lucas Auer – Audi and BMW let the drivers execute the work who weren’t involved on Tuesday.

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Apr 07

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Maxime Martin

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

For the coming season he hopes for even more spectacular races and a top-six position in the drivers’ championship. Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

First day of testing at Hockenheim – Farfus the quickest

The day following the roll-out on Monday represented the start into four hot days of testing

Augusto Farfus is the quickest on day oneFrom Tuesday to Friday (05th to 08th April), the only official ITR tests of the season offer the drivers the opportunity to prepare themselves and their vehicles in two testing sessions per day – from 09.00 to 12:00hrs and from 14:00 to 18:00hrs (all CEST, one hour later than BST) for the things to come.

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Apr 05

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Jamie Green

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

Jamie Green secures more race wins than anybody else, last year – but fails to win the title. Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. Read the rest of this entry »

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