Category Archive: DTM

Sep 25

Mortara wins and keeps battle for the title open

The first race at the Hungaroring has to be judged from two different perspectives

Start of the 15th race of the seasonAfter Audi’s historic performance in qualifying – for the first time, a manufacturer succeeded in getting all its eight cars into the first four rows on the grid – it could almost be expected that there wouldn’t be any major highlights in Hungary on Saturday.

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Sep 24

Mortara wins Saturday race – battle for the title remains open

After 26 laps of the Hungaroring, Mortara crossed the finish line as the race winner

DTM race Budapest 2016, Start The battle for the title in the 2016 DTM season remains exciting: with a dominant victory in the 15th race of the season, Edoardo Mortara kept all his chances alive behind the wheel of his Audi RS 5 DTM and considerably reduced the gap to points’ leader Marco Wittmann.

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Sep 23

Mortara and Wickens up front – Wittmann only in eleventh place

Temperatures around 20 degrees, sunshine and a newly surfaced track were the ingredients for first free practice at the Hungaroring

While the two rivals of points’ leader Wittmann presented themselves in excellent form, Wittmann and his fellow BMW drivers ended up further down the ranks.The result was a really fast first DTM session on Friday afternoon. In total, 14 drivers were faster than Miguel Molina’s fastest practice time from 2014.

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Sep 23

Ekstrom to miss DTM finale for World RX title bid

As part of his ‘day job’ racing for Audi in the DTM

DriverFIA World Rallycross Championship leader Mattias Ekstrom has confirmed today (Thursday) that he will race in all three of the final rounds of World RX this season, including at the Estering in Germany next month, which clashes with the final round of the DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

DTM city tour in Budapest

The pre-event in the run-up to the eighth DTM race meeting of the 2016 season, in Budapest, made for unforgettable pictures

DTM - Pre-Event in Budapest On Thursday noon, the DTM racers of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG charged down the streets of the Hungarian capital. Prior to the city tour, the protagonists also introduced themselves to the motor-racing enthusiasts not far from the Heroes Square. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Tales from the paddock – Jochen Bitzer: “We intend to defend our title at the FIA GT World Cup in Macau”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-09-18 - MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, Großer Preis von Singapur 2016. Nico RosbergThe countdown is under way: The DTM will stage the penultimate race meeting of the season this weekend. The battle for the championship is still wide open in the run-up to Budapest. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

DTM title chase intensifies

Budapest to stage the penultimate race weekend of the 2016 season

DTM title chase intensifies Now or never – that’s a motto three drivers will be racing under at the Hungaroring. Jamie Green, Robert Wickens and Edoardo Mortara have no choice at the Hungarian capital.

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Sep 20

DTM: Rosenqvist to contest the rest of the season

Felix Rosenqvist demonstrated his competitiveness in DTM – that’s the opinion of his employer, Mercedes-AMG

Felix Rosenqvist At the Moscow Raceway – in the sixth race meeting of the season – the Swede replaced Esteban Ocon whose switch Formula One with immediate effect had been announced just a few days earlier. And Rosenqvist convinced right away by finishing 10th in the first DTM race of his career.

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Sep 14

Tales from the paddock – Daniel Juncadella: “The target is my first DTM podium”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-06-10_45652 Singapore calling! It’s that time of year again: this weekend, around 1,600 floodlights will be turning night into day and setting the scene for one of the big occasions of the Formula 1 racing calendar – the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Silly season: Mortara to switch to Mercedes-Benz?

He was delighted. With his win in the Sunday race at the Nürburgring, Edoardo Mortara kept his championship chances alive.

Media reports that Edoardo Mortara is about to switch to Mercedes, for the 2017 season.He passed his fellow Audi driver Jamie Green in the championship standings and consequently, he now is the main rival of championship leader Marco Wittmann. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Edoardo Mortara scores his third win of the season at the Nürburgring

A good start and a perfect strategy were the keys to success for Edoardo Mortara’s third race win of the current season

DTM - Nürburgring The Audi driver won the 14th DTM race of the season at the Nürburgring in a dominant way and thus moved up to second in the drivers’ standings. Lucas Auer, who had started from pole position with his Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM, finished second from BMW driver Marco Wittmann. With his third place, the latter defended his lead in the drivers’ standings. The race weekend at the Nürburgring attracted 72,500 spectators. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Pole position for Lucas Auer in the race on Sunday

The Nürburgring seems to suit Lucas Auer

Pole position for Lucas Auer in the race on SundayHaving claimed his maiden DTM pole position here in 2015 and having posted the fastest lap time in yesterday’s qualifying for the race on Saturday, the Mercedes-AMG driver also was fastest on Sunday.

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Sep 10

Third season win for Marco Wittmann

Marco Wittmann extended his points’ lead in the DTM drivers’ standings with an undisputed lights-to-flag victory in the race at the Nürburgring on Saturday

DTM - Marco Wittmann In pleasant late-summerly conditions, the BMW driver won the 30 lap race with a margin of 7.136 seconds from his fellow BMW driver Tom Blomqvist. For Wittmann, it was the eighth DTM race win of his career and the third of the 2016 season.

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Sep 10

Miguel Molina ahead of Mücke duo in practice

DTM drivers are slowly getting closer and closer to achieving a perfect lap of the Nürburgring

This time, Miguel Molina was fastest of the 24 driversIn second free practice on Saturday morning, the field already was considerably faster than in the first session on Friday afternoon, in similar conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Farewell tour for one of the longest-serving DTM drivers: after 16 years, Martin Tomczyk has decided to call time on his successful career in the DTM

Farewell to DTM after 16 years: Martin Tomczyk

After 16 years Martin Tomczyk will end his DTM career.The fans will see the driver from BMW Team Schnitzer behind the wheel of his BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM for the last time at the Nürburgring, in Budapest and at the Hockenheimring. Tomczyk will remain a part of the BMW Motorsport family, concentrating on competition in international motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Golden anniversary for DTM and the Nürburgring

From 09th to 11th September DTM is going to race for the 50th time at the Nürburgring

On 17th June, 1984, the spectacular touring cars made their first appearance in the Eifel, with Olaf Manthey (Rover Vitesse) winning the debut race“50 times DTM at the Ring – that means 50 times motor racing at the highest level, 50 times maximum excitement for the fans and – last but not least – 50 times  a highly professional organisation at one of the nest motor-racing facilities in the world,” says ITR Chairman  Hans Werner Aufrecht. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Tales from the paddock – Paul Di Resta: “I’m still a title contender”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-09-04 - Formel 1 - MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, Großer Preis von Italien 2016. Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg The procession of historic circuits continues. After the Formula 1 races in Spa-Francorchamps and Monza, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team heads to the Nürburgring this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

The expert’s tip: Bernd Schneider on the Nürburgring weekend

Bernd Schneider is ‘Mr DTM’ – without any ifs, ands or buts

Bernd SchneiderThe five DTM titles the German secured in his years at the pinnacle of touring-car racing speak for themselves. He contested a total of 236 DTM races, made it to the top 10 in 173 and celebrated 43 race wins.

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Sep 06

At the Nürburgring, the thrilling battle for the DTM title enters its crucial phase

The balance of power between the three manufacturers involved in DTM remains extremely close

DTM - Robert Wickens, Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM The 2016 DTM season slowly is approaching its home straight, with the Nürburgring staging the seventh race meeting and the 13th and 14th rounds of the year respectively. The motor-racing enthusiasts may look forward to a thrilling DTM weekend at the tradition-rich Eifel circuit as the fight for the title is far from being over. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Félix da Costa and Juncadella in the ‘Green Hell’

Both BMW driver Augusto Farfus and Mercedes-AMG driver António Félix da Costa contested this weekend’s 6h race

António Félix da Costa raced in a BMW M235i RacingA week prior to the DTM race meting at the Nürburgring, the seventh of the season, two DTM drivers already enjoyed an extensive taste of Eifel air in the seventh VLN round.

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