Tag Archive: BMW

Oct 07

Final weight distribution: Wehrlein to race the heaviest car

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.

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Sep 13

Surprisingly dominant rookie driver Tom Blomqvist takes his first DTM race win

Young DTM drivers made their mark on the DTM race at Oschersleben on Sunday, first and foremost BMW driver Tom Blomqvist.

DTM - Tom Blomqvist The 21-year-old Brit pulled clear from his opponents and scored his maiden DTM victory in his first season in the series. The manner in which he drove victory home was more than impressive.

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Sep 13

Front row of the grid for BMW – Wehrlein third

Harsh penalty for Wickens

Once again, a BMW is on pole position for the race at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Sunday: in qualifying for the 14th DTM season race, Augusto Farfus secured himself the best grid position with a lap time of 1:20.632 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Glock claims his first-ever DTM pole position (+video)

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Interview: Why problems just boost Spengler’s motivation

Is Bruno Spengler a title contender in the current DTM season?

He says that he can’t answer this question. He has been racing in DTM since 2005 and after six years as Mercedes-Benz driver he left the Stuttgarters to join BMW for the 2012 season.

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Aug 26

BMW to continue as official vehicle partner for season two

Qualcomm Safety Car to be powered by wireless technology

Qualcomm Safety Car to be powered by wireless technology BMW have today announced that it will continue as official vehicle partner for the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

Once Audi, once BMW – the DTM history at Moscow

DTM’s debut appearance at the Moscow Raceway proved to be a race dominated by tactics

DTM logoAudi 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Performance weights: 30-kilo gap between Audi and BMW

Due to the performance-weight regulations, Mattias Ekström’s Audi RS 5 DTM already was the heaviest car on the Spielberg grid.

No handicap for the Swede: having finished fifth on Saturday, he won the Sunday race at the Red Bull Ring, thus securing the drivers’ championship lead.

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Jul 26

Emotional maiden win for BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS

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.

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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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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 15

Amlin Aguri picks Yamamoto for London

Japanese racer stands in for Da Costa in finale

Japanese racer stands in for Da Costa in finaleEx-Formula 1 racer Sakon Yamamoto will drive for Amlin Aguri in the Formula E season finale in London on June 27/28. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Clear the stage for the second DTM weekend in 2015

When the chequered flag was out after 45 minutes, the time sheet showed quite a few surprising performances.

DTM logo The first marks have been made, the first lap times have been set. First free practice of the DTM at Lausitzring gave at least a little indication of the potential for this weekend.

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May 12

No date shift for the DTM race at the Nürburgring

2015 DTM calendar remains unchanged

20130705-0030 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.

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May 07

Fifth chapter about to begin for Haslam and Torres

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.

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Apr 23

ART Grand Prix – new stars in the DTM sky

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.

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Apr 14

Starting signal for the second DTM tests at Oschersleben

Marco Wittmann will have the honour of contesting the 2015 season with the #1 on his BMW M4 DTM

Wittmann, Vietoris und ScheiderThis Monday, within the framework of the DTM media day at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz presented themselves to the media representatives on site. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

DTM drivers prepare for the Nürburgring 24h Race

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’.

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Mar 31

DTM tests at Oschersleben

Just a few weeks before the 2015 season will be officially kicked off on the first weekend in May at Hockenheim

DTM logo 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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