Category Archive: DTM

Aug 03

Stewards’ decision concerning the DTM race at Spielberg

The affected Audi Team Phoenix renounced an appeal

Audi driver Timo Scheider is excluded from the result of the DTM race on Sunday, August 2, 2015, due to the collision with Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens.

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Aug 02

Ekström wins in the rain

Radio call sparks a lot of discussion 

DTM - Mattias Ekström, Audi RS5 DTMOverwhelming – that is the only suitable way to describe Mattias Ekström’s performance in the race at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday. In the most adverse conditions with pouring rain, the Audi driver secured victory after 34 laps.

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Aug 02

Audi also locks out front row of the grid on Sunday (+video)

Once again, two Audi RS 5 DTMs are on the front row of the grid at Spielberg.

Like in qualifying on Saturday, the Audi drivers also locked out the first two places for the race on Sunday. In the final seconds, Mattias Ekström toppled his fellow Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller to claim pole position. His lap time of 1:42.010 minutes was 0.005 seconds faster than Rockenfeller’s.

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Aug 01

Mortara wins at Spielberg

Wehrlein is half-time leader

DTM - Red Bull Ring He had announced if after claiming pole position in qualifying. “Here, we have the fastest car,” Edoardo Mortara said. And he was to be proven right after the first DTM race of 40 minutes at the Red Bull Ring.

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Jul 31

Mortara posts the first fastest time of the weekend – a good omen for Audi?

The first times of the DTM weekend at Spielberg have been posted.

Edoardo Mortara came out as the fastest driver in first free practice on Friday afternoon. The Audi driver completed his fastest lap of the 4.326 kilometres long circuit in 1:25.585 minutes. A good omen for the team from Ingolstadt?

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Jul 29

From the Dunes to the Alps – DTM to race at Spielberg

Which driver will become the 2015 DTM Half-Time Champion?

DTM logoThis question will be answered on Saturday, 01st August, in Austria. Then, the Red Bull Ring will stage the ninth of this year’s 18 DTM races.

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Jul 24

Nine DTM drivers to contest the Spa-Francorchamps 24-Hour Race

This weekend, nearly 40 percent of the DTM grid will compete in the tradition-rich Belgian endurance race.

The 67th edition of the 24-hour classic at the Ardennes Rollercoaster will be held from 25th to 26th July. In this race, the BMW Z4 GT3 entered by Roal Motorsport will attract particular attention.

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Jul 20

“Unfinished business” – Pascal Wehrlein looks forward to Spielberg

“My pace was quite alright and therefore, I am rather happy with my race performance – but not so with the result”

In both rounds of the DTM meeting at Zandvoort, Pascal Wehrlein proved to be the best representative of the Mercedes camp – but the young gun racing for the Stuttgart based brand was anything but happy with having finished tenth and sixth.

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Jul 12

António Félix da Costa claims his maiden DTM pole (updated)

Bruno Spengler will be lining up alongside the pole sitter in second place

Only three hours after his maiden pole position in the DTM, the first victory followed: in a dominant way, BMW driver António Félix da Costa drove from pole position to his first major success in the most popular international touring car series, an undisputed victory.

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Jul 11

Wittmann leads BMW to historic success

“A dream result” – Wittmann 

Probably, hardly anyone had expected this after the results from the first six DTM races of the season: BMW dominated the race at Zandvoort in The Netherlands on Saturday and saw seven of its eight BMW M4 DTMs lock out the first seven places.

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Jul 11

Farfus on top in second practice at Zandvoort

Bruno Spengler 15th and Robert Wickens 23rd

Second free practice of the DTM double-header at Zandvoort in the Netherlands has been completed, and the fastest driver at midday on Saturday was BMW’s Augusto Farfus.

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Jul 10

Rockenfeller fastest – BMW following closely

An engine change for Blomqvist

Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller was fastest in first free practice of the DTM weekend at Zandvoort with a lap time of 1:32.009 minutes. On the fourth DTM weekend at Zandvoort, Tom Blomqvist is using a new engine.

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Jul 10

The pleasant anticipation of Zandvoort is growing

DTM weekend that is kicked off this Friday at Zandvoort, Netherlands

DTM divers Timo Scheider, Martin Tomczyk and Robert Wickens talk about their expectations, hopes and goals for the race meeting at the unique dune circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

The DTM at Zandvoort: Racing with Beach Flair

Usually, it’s a true dilemma, on a hot mid-summer weekend: should you go swimming or attend a thrilling motor-racing event.

DTM logoThis weekend, however, you can have it all: from 10th to 12th July, when DTM makes its stop at Zandvoort, Netherlands, the refreshing North Sea waves are just a stone’s throw away from the unique 4.307-kilometre dune circuit with its challenging and versatile track layout.

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Jul 04

The DTM at Zandvoort: racing with beach flair

Usually, it’s a true dilemma, on a hot mid-summer weekend: should you go swimming or attend a thrilling motor-racing event.

This weekend, however, you can have it all: from 10th to 12th July, when DTM makes its stop at Zandvoort, Netherlands, the refreshing North Sea waves are just a stone’s throw away from the unique 4.307-kilometre dune circuit with its challenging and versatile track layout.

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Jun 30

DTM season highlight at the Norisring thrills both the fans on site and the TV audience

The new DTM race format has been accepted extraordinarily well by both the motor-racing enthusiasts on site and the TV audience.

DTM logo One race on Saturday and one on Sunday – this format does not only make for twice as much race action but also for a clearly increased TV presence. Consequently, the legendary stone grandstand and the other stands of the third DTM meeting of the season were well filled as early as on Saturday. A total of 123,000 visitors over the weekend turned the Norisring into a true boiling pot. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Wickens wins from Vietoris – first podium of the season for BMW

The race at Norisring on Sunday

Mercedes-Benz has also maintained its dominance at the Norisring in the race on Sunday. From the halfway point in the race, Robert Wickens and Christian Vietoris pulled clear from their opponents and secured the 1-2 for the manufacturer from Stuttgart.

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Jun 28

Bruno Spengler claims first pole of the year for BMW

Vietoris, in turn, ranked 0.009 seconds ahead of his fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens

A surprise in DTM qualifying for the race on Sunday at the Norisring: with his BMW M4 DTM, Bruno Spengler outpaced Saturday’s pole sitter, Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz) by the tiny margin of 0.004 seconds and thus claimed the first pole position for BMW in the current season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Youngster Wehrlein extends range of success for Mercedes-Benz

First DTM race at Norisring

DTM - Pascal Wehrlein, Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM Audi has to wait even longer for a home win and Mercedes-Benz extends its unique spell of success in the DTM at the Norisring. In an impressive way, drivers of the brand from Stuttgart locked out the first four places in the race on Saturday.

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Jun 25

Total surveillance – a visit to the race control

The room is small and monitors are flickering everywhere.

At the front, numerous TVs form a big video wall and the tables are packed with monitors standing side by side. Between them, 15 people are watching the action as if hypnotised. Read the rest of this entry »

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