Rarely this year, the results were as mixed as in the Nürburgring sessions
None of the manufacturers was able to dominate the race action and consequently, the order in the rankings of the sessions featured a nice brand mix.
Young DTM drivers made their mark on the DTM race at Oschersleben on Sunday, first and foremost BMW driver Tom Blomqvist.
For the first time in his career Timo Glock will be starting from pole position in a DTM race.
In qualifying for the 13th race of the season, the ex-Formula 1 driver secured the best starting grid position for the race on Saturday with his BMW M4 DTM. With his lap time of 1:19.821 minutes, Glock was 0.056 seconds faster than his fellow BMW driver Augusto Farfus, who qualified for second place on the grid.
DTM’s debut appearance at the Moscow Raceway proved to be a race dominated by tactics
Audi and BMW are the manufacturers who dominated the races held at Russia’s Moscow Raceway to date. Since the modern motor-racing facility located in the western parts of the Russian capital was opened in 2012, DTM contested two race weekends there.
Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa
In their sixth attempt at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Belgian BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS finally took their first win on home soil. The #46 BMW Z4 driven by Nick Catsburg, Markus Palttala and Lucas Luhr completed 536 laps, taking fastest lap for good measure, crossing the line a lap ahead of the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT in a typically eventful race in changeable weather.
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.
2015 DTM calendar remains unchanged
Together with the manufacturers involved in DTM – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – the organisers at the Nürburgring and the sponsors, the ITR e.V. board opted for doing without shifting the date for the DTM meeting at the Nürburgring and without adding an additional event to the calendar.
Haslam challenging for title as Torres gets to grips with Imola.
Imola is the scene for the fifth encounter of the 2015 WorldSBK season. Heading to Italy, Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils riders Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres are placed second and fifth in the championship standings, with the former having claimed two podium finishes at the track with BMW in 2012.
The latest asset to the Mercedes-Benz camp is the French ART Grand Prix squad
In the 2015 DTM season, Mercedes follow the example of their rivals Audi and BMW: just like the Bavarian manufacturers, the Stuttgarters also will contest the battle for the 2015 touring-car racing crown with eight vehicles.
DTM ambience in the qualifying race for the Nürburgring 24h Race
With Maximilian Götz (Mercedes-Benz), Martin Tomczyk (BMW), Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz) and reigning Champion Marco Wittmann (BMW), quite a number of drivers usually racing in the most popular international touring-car series also will be involved in this weekend’s endurance-race action at the ‘Green Hell’.
Just a few weeks before the 2015 season will be officially kicked off on the first weekend in May at Hockenheim
The motor-sport departments of the manufacturers involved – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – will use the second and last official pre-season tests at Oschersleben (13th to 16th April) to complete their preparations for the things to come.