Tag Archive: BMW

Sep 18

“Disagreements among the drivers are just normal”

From the involved parties’ point of view, it’s often difficult to decide who was the victim and who the wrongdoer

„Disagreements among the drivers are just normal” The incident when Timo Glock crashed in the Sunday race into the rear of Nico Müller’s Audi caused controversial discussions. At the end of the day, the BMW driver received a booking for having caused the collision. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

The way for abolition of the performance weights has been cleared

Manufacturers’ decision for the benefit of the series – Berger: “A strong signal for DTM”

he way for abolition of the performance weights has been clearedWith a forward-looking agreement, the three manufacturers involved in the touring-car series DTM have cleared the way to abolish the highly controversial performance weights. Together with DTM promoter and rights holder ITR, Audi, BMW and Mercedes amicably agreed upon completely abolishing the performance-dependent handicap weights with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

How have the manufacturers fared in Portugal?

Following a years break from Portimao, we take a look at how the manufactures have performed in the past

Aprilia is one of the three most successful manufacturers around Portimao, alongside Ducati and Kawasaki: all have won 4 times here. The amount of podium finishes Aprilia have secured are 10, the last one in 2015’s Race 2 which was a third position from Leon Haslam.

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Sep 06

DTM drivers congratulate ‘The Ring’ on its 90 anniversary

The Nürburgring has turned 90

DTM drivers congratulate ‘The Ring’ on its 90 anniversaryAnd it nonetheless does not belong to the scrap heap. Prior to the 13th and 14th rounds of the 2017 DTM season that will be held at the legendary Eifel circuit, DTM.com talked to one driver per manufacturer: What are your memories of the races at the Nürburgring? Is there a special story you like to recall? What are your wishes for the circuit for the coming 90 years? Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

Herbie Blash: My greatest memory in F1

With over 700 Formula 1 races to pick from, Herbie Blash reveals what became his greatest day in the sport

2016-06-12_0198The former F1 deputy race director stepped down from the post at the end of the 2016 season to end a career in the sport which spanned five decades. Having started as a mechanic for the RRC Walker Racing Team during 1965, Blash quickly climbed the ranks to become Graham Hill’s race mechanic at Lotus three years later. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 20

BMW once again strong in qualifying

For BMW, the starting grid positions could hardly have been better

BMW once again strong in qualifyingThe drivers from the brand from Munich already having locked out the first two rows on the grid on Saturday, there will again be three BMW M4 DTMs up front for the second race of the weekend.

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Aug 19

Glock wins in Zandvoort – Ekström and Auer falter

A 1-2-3 for BMW with Glock, Wittmann and Martin on the podium

DTM - Glock wins in Zandvoort – Ekström and Auer falterOff-track excursion and spin cost Ekström points’ lead. Drivers at the front of the drivers’ standings closer together. Timo Glock has scored his first win of the season at Zandvoort in The Netherlands.

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Aug 19

Glock on pole position at Zandvoort

In qualifying, Timo Glock has secured the best starting grid position for the race on Saturday

Glock on pole position at ZandvoortWith his BMW M4 DTM, he posted the fastest lap time of 1m27.823s and thus claimed the third DTM pole of his career. The following positions are also firmly in the hands of BMW.

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Aug 17

#GermanWorldSBK How have manufacturers performed at the Lausitzring

Last year Aprilia recorded their only Lausitzring podium with Alex De Angelis (IODARacing), 2nd in Race 2.

BMW have only raced last year at the Lausitzring, and their best results were secured by Jordi Torres (Althea BMW Racing Team) in Race 1 (4th) and Josh Brookes (Milwaukee BMW) in Race 2 (7th). Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 16

Rollercoaster ride on Zandvoort’s new track surface

BMW’s Bruno Spengler to contest his 150th DTM race

Mattias Ekström, René RastThe DTM summer break is over and the pinnacle of touring-car racing is back. Conveniently, the second half of the season will be kicked off at a circuit with a special ambience. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 03

Buemi: no championship has a brighter future

Both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche confirmed that they would be joining the series in Season 6

2017-07-30_13281Ex-Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi reckons that the all-electric racing series is the place to be for manufacturers in motorsport right now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

This weekend, nearly 50 percent of the DTM field will be battling it out for the win in the Spa-Francorchamps 24h Race

Defending Spa champion Martin: “Let the race begin”

With Maxime Martin, Tom Blomqvist, Bruno Spengler (all BMW), Nico Müller, Jamie Green, René Rast (all Audi) and Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-AMG), seven DTM drivers will contest the tradition-rich endurance race.

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Jul 26

Like it or not, Formula E is the future of motorsport

It’s up to manufacturers to jump on board or get left behind

Mercedes’ announcement that it would be snapping up its option on a Formula E entry and joining the electric revolution in 2019 caused quite a stir in motorsport circles when the news dropped on Monday night.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

Tom Blomqvist flies to his second pole position in Moscow

The Brit will be followed by Bruno Spengler (BMW)

Tom Blomqvist flies to his second pole position in MoscowThe engineers from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG probably didn’t get a lot of sleep in the night from Saturday to Sunday during the DTM weekend at Moscow Raceway.

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Jul 22

Wittmann fastest in qualifying, but Rast will be starting from pole

Marco Wittmann posted the fastest lap time in qualifying for the DTM race on Saturday at Moscow Raceway

Wittmann fastest in qualifying, but Rast will be starting from poleNevertheless, the BMW driver will not be starting from pole position for today’s race. In the race at the Norisring, Wittmann incurred his third warning of the current season for an incident with Mattias Ekström and will be dropped five places on the grid as a result.

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Jul 10

BMW goes back-to-back with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park win

Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

2017-07-09_9877For BMW Team RLL, when it rains it pours – both literally and figuratively as it turns out, in Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.

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Jul 07

BMW, Acura teams ride hot hand to Canada in WeatherTech Championship GT Classes

There are a lot of similarities between BMW Team RLL and Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian.

2017-07-06_7840For starters, both teams are headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio area. BMW Team RLL, which fields a pair of BMW M6 GTLM race cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, is based in Hilliard; Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian operates its pair of Acura NSX GT3s that race in the GT Daytona (GTD) class from its Pataskala race shop.

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Jul 02

BMW returns to WeatherTech Championship Victory Lane at Watkins Glen

Alexander Sims held off the Ford GT of Richard Westbrook

BMW returned to victory lane in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition Sunday in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Spengler claims first BMW victory at Norisring since 1992

Spengler and Martin secure a 1-2 for BMW

#7 Bruno Spengler, BMW M4 DTMEkström takes DTM points’ lead with third place. Rast remains without points after mistake in race on Saturday. Bruno Spengler is the winner of the DTM race at the Norisring on Saturday. After 61 laps in the seventh race of the DTM season, the Canadian drove his BMW M4 DTM to a dominant win from his fellow BMW driver and team-mate Maxime Martin.

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Jun 30

Bruno Spengler posts fastest time in free practice

BMW claimed the first fastest time of the DTM weekend at the Norisring

Bruno Spengler posts fastest time in free practiceBruno Spengler completed his fastest lap of the 2.3 kilometres long street circuit in Nuremberg in 47.971 seconds and thus was 0.077 seconds faster than Mattias Ekström with his Audi RS 5 DTM. With Tom Blomqvist and Timo Glock, third and fourth place were also in the hands of the Munich-based brand. Read the rest of this entry »

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