Category Archive: DTM

May 24

Tales from the paddock – Maro Engel: “In the world’s toughest car race, the level of competition in 2017 is going to be as high as ever”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoTwo classic events on one weekend: Formula One travels to the Mediterranean for the Monaco Grand Prix, while the Nürburgring hosts its annual 24-hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 23

Ekstrom podiums in DTM; Kristoffersson wins in STCC

Ekstrom, Kristoffersson and the rest of the World RX field head to Lydden Hill in the UK this week

DriverFIA World Rallycross Championship 2017 race winners Mattias Ekstrom and Johan Kristoffersson both achieved success on their time away from the World RX paddock last weekend.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

Jamie Green scores a commanding win at Lausitz

Jamie Green takes second victory of the season

Jamie Green scores a commanding win at LausitzMattias Ekström successful with an extreme strategy. Lucas Auer defends his points’ lead. Great satisfaction for Jamie Green: following bad luck on Saturday, the Brit scored a commanding win in the DTM race at the Lausitzring on Sunday in front of a 67,500 strong crowd.

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May 21

Robert Wickens secures pole position on Sunday

Second place went to BMW driver Tom Blomqvist while Jamie Green rounded out the mix

Robert Wickens secures pole position on SundayThe battle for the starting grid positions for the fourth race of the DTM season was only decided in the final seconds.

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May 20

Lucas Auer claims second season win at Lausitz

For the second time this year already, the Austrian national anthem was played after a DTM race

Lucas Auer claims second season win at LausitzIn the Saturday race at the Lausitzring, Lucas Auer scored his second victory of the season. In an impressive way, the only 22-year-old Mercedes-AMG driver had secured the best starting grid position in qualifying and put in a dominant performance in the race, finishing ahead of his fellow Mercedes-AMG driver Robert Wickens and Audi’s René Rast in second and third pace respectively.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Auer claims pole position at Lausitzring

The leader is setting the pace

The leader is setting the paceFor the ifth time in his DTM career, Lucas Auer will be on pole position for a DTM race.

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May 19

Two Audis on top in free practice

Audi dominated proceedings in free practice of the DTM at the Lausitzring on Friday

Two Audis on top in free practiceAll six drivers of the brand ended up in the top eight. Mike Rockenfeller posted the fastest time, 97 hundredths of a second faster than his fellow Audi driver Mattias Ekström. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19

The expert’s tip: Experience will pay off

Matthias Brzezinski has a part of it since day one

The motor-racing journalist who is 62 years old has been accompanying DTM since the debut season, back in 1984, when it still was called German Production Car Championship and was contested with close-to-production Group A vehicles.

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May 18

Green lights for the Motorsport Festival at the Lausitzring

The Motorsport Festival at the Lausitzring enters its second round

Motorsport Festival Lausitzring 2017 3Following the successful kick-off in 2016, the spectators and fans once again may look forward to an action-packed programme.

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May 17

Motorsport Festival at the Lausitzring

Lucas Auer returns to the venue of his maiden win as championship leader

Motorsport Festival at the LausitzringMotorsport Festival Lausitzring: DTM meets ADAC GT Masters. Pit View, Fan-Village & Co: Attractive highlights for the fans. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “150 DTM races is really quite a lot. I am very proud of what I’ve achieved here.” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe calendar for May is packed with major motorsport events. Formula One returns to Monaco for the prestigious Grand Prix through the streets of the principality. But first, the DTM goes to the Motorsport Festival Lausitzring where it shares the billing with the ‘Super Sports Car League’. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16

The new DTM App now available

The App allows you to experience the series even more intensely

The new DTM App now availableNo matter if you are on the road, travelling by rail, staying in a café or celebrating with your family: with immediate effect, nobody will have to do without the latest DTM news.

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May 10

Tales from the paddock – Maro Engel: “May is a mega race month for me” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoAfter the successful DTM season opener for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport at Hockenheim, the Silver Arrows are back in action for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona this coming weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

Green withstands the rain and drives to victory

Difficult conditions a challenge for all drivers

# 53 Jamie Green (GBR, Audi Sport Team Rosberg, Audi RS5 DTM)Jamie Green is the winner of the DTM race at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg on Sunday. In extremely difficult weather conditions, the Audi driver kept control, changed to rain tyres at the right time and, in spite of a five seconds’ penalty, drove his first season win home after 32 laps. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

Pole for Timo Glock – rookie Rast in second place

The battle for the best starting grid positions for the Sunday DTM race at the Hockenheimring has been decided

Timo GlockTimo Glock took his BMW M4 DTM to a lap time of 1m31.406s to secure pole position. Yesterday already, Glock ended up as the best-placed BMW driver in the first race of the season, in which he finished second behind race winner Auer.

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May 06

Lucas Auer wins high-quality DTM season opener

New rules lead to a thrilling first race of the season

Lucas Auer wins high-quality DTM season openerDTM fans got to see a high-quality and thrilling season opener at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, with Lucas Auer as the buoyant winner. Having started from pole position into the first of this season’s 18 races, the Austrian Mercedes-AMG driver was able to defend his position until the chequered flag was out and thus was first across the finish line. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

Lucas Auer claims first pole position of the year

For Lucas Auer, the start of the 2017 DTM season couldn’t have been better

Lucas Auer claims first pole position of the yearIn qualifying for the first season race at the Hockenheimring, the Austrian claimed the best grid position with a time of 1m30.849s – and also the first three championship points of the season, because this year, the qualifying performance is also rewarded with points.

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May 05

Mercedes-AMG duo on top in free practice

With Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett, two Mercedes-AMG drivers set the pace in first practice

Fastest driver on Friday: Gary PaffettAt last, the cars are back on track. On Friday, first free practice at the Hockenheimring provided the fans with a first appetizer of what is in store for the eagerly awaited opener of the 2017 DTM season that gets underway with first qualifying and the points for the first three placed drivers.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 05

The expert’s tip: Timo Scheider crosses his fingers for his buddy Glock

In 2008 and 2009 the German won the drivers’ championship

The expert’s tip: Timo Scheider crosses his fingers for his buddy GlockTimo Scheider is one of the true DTM icons. From 2000 to 2016, the 38-year old contested a total of 181 races for Opel and Audi.

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May 03

With a new guise into a racy future: DTM season kick-off at Hockenheim

New cars, new regulations, even more closeness to the fans

The 18 DTM drivers and the cars from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMGThis weekend, DTM is going to kick off its 2017 season at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. From 05th to 07th May, the popular touring-car series starts into its new season with a lot of changes and innovations.

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