Just a few weeks to go to the 2015 DTM season kick-off at the Hockenheimring
A first foretaste of the things to come will be provided from Wednesday to Friday (25th to 27th March) during the official ITR tests at Estoril, Portugal.
DTM race seats are sought-after and rare
So, the grid for 2015 DTM season that will be kicked off in early May at Hockenheim will feature just three newcomers. One of the three DTM rookies is Tom Blomqvist, who is going to race the BMW M4 DTM #31, in this year’s season of the most popular international touring-car series.
The new format will make its debut in the DTM season kick-off, from 30th April to 03rd May at Hockenheim
The crucial phase of preparations for the 2015 DTM season is underway.
Two BMW M4 DTMs got their first test kilometres of the year under their belts in ideal conditions and beautiful spring weather in Portimão (PT). The two cars in action completed a total of more than 3,000 kilometres between Monday and Wednesday.
Lorenz Liechti (39) to assume DTM Media Relations in Stuttgart
With immediate effect, there’s a new man at the helm of the DTM Press & PR department: Swiss media expert Lorenz Liechti (39) assumed the responsibility for the media relations of the internationally popular touring-car series. Liechti will be working in Stuttgart, in the headquarters of DTM promoter and rights holder ITR.
The number of test days permitted in the DTM are strictly limited
Which makes the task that Mattias Ekström and Mike Rockenfeller must complete from March 2-4 in Portuguese Portimão even more important: about two months before the 2015 DTM season starts, Audi Sport puts two RS 5 DTM test cars through their paces.
With immediate effect, the drivers may choose their numbers themselves
We often are told that the opposite is the case but sometimes, life is a bowl of cherries, nevertheless. When the DTM drivers roll on the starting grid, this year, their cars will be decorated – for the first time – with numbers selected by them.
The Hockenheimring was originally built in 1932 and is home to the biannual German Formula One race
The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has agreed terms with the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) to hold a 13th World Championship round alongside the DTM season-opener at the Hockenheimring in Germany (1-3 May, 2015).
In ten weeks from now, the DTM 2015 project will begin in earnest for the Audi squad.
On May 2, the first in a total of 18 races of the new season will be held at the Hockenheimring. Audis mission for 2015: to defend the manufacturers title in the internationally popular touring car racing series and to bring the drivers title back home to Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.
Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann will once again compete for BMW Team RMG
In keeping with the motto “never change a winning team”, last year’s championship winning team will field the same pair of drivers on the nine race weekends that make up the 2015 season: reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann (DE) and Maxime Martin (BE), who was “Rookie of the Year” in 2014, will once again compete for BMW Team RMG and team principal Stefan Reinhold (DE).
The BMW Motorsport driver line-up for the coming DTM season is complete
Tom Blomqvist will race in the popular touring car series at the wheel of the eighth BMW M4 DTM in 2015. Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann, Maxime Martin, Augusto Farfus, Bruno Spengler, Martin Tomczyk, Timo Glock and António Félix da Costa had previously been confirmed as drivers at the traditional BMW Motorsport Season Review on 5th December.
Bruno Spengler and Augusto Farfus came second in their class, together with Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner.
The Audi and BMW DTM drivers have completed the Daytona 24-hour race with decent results. Mike Rockenfeller, who, as usual, got permission from his employer Audi to race a potentially winning prototype, only just missed out on a podium finish and was classified fourth overall, together with his team-mates Guy Cosmo, Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante.
Augusto Farfus and Bruno Spengler are racing a BMW Z4 GTE, together with Dirk Werner and Bill Auberlen.
It is the first major motorsport event of any new year: the Daytona 24 Hours. This year, again, a range of DTM drivers is present and is more than happy to use this warm-up as a part of the preparation for the upcoming DTM season.
Thirteen-time Formula 1 grand prix winner David Coulthard lifts the Race Of Champions trophy for the first time
Multiple Formula 1 grand prix winner David Coulthard put in a stunning performance to eclipse 15 fellow stars of motor sport and win the Race Of Champions on a thrilling afternoon of action and entertainment at Bushy Park Barbados.