Tag Archive: BMW

Oct 26

From 24th to 26th October a total of 10 young talents will test at the Lausitzring for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG

A chance for the young guns

A chance for the young gunsThe DTM Young Driver Tests are a traditional event, today, and this year young drivers once again are offered the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the cockpit of a DTM vehicle.

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Oct 21

DTM-Finale at Hockenheim – an issue for Martin Tomczyk

The 2011 DTM Champion on the thrilling 2017 finish

DTM-Finale at Hockenheim – an issue for Martin TomczykIn 2011, Martin Tomczyk was the first driver in the history of the sport to secure the DTM crown with a previous-year spec car.

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Oct 14

Glock storms to pole at Hockenheimring

For the third time this year, BMW driver Timo Glock is on pole position

Glock storms to poleThe starting grid for the DTM race at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg on Saturday promises a thrilling 17th race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Magny-Cours manufacturer’s milestones 

Ahead of the 11th Round of the season, take a look at how successful manufactures have been in France

Aprilia have won three times at Magny-Cours: with Max Biaggi in the second 2010 race and a double 1-2 in 2014, when Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli took wins. Last year the best results for Aprilia were scored by Lorenzo Savadori: 5th in Race 1 and 6th in Race 2. Aprilia started from pole here two years ago with Leon Haslam, which was their last pole to date. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

VISIT FLORIDA Racing scores emotional win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Edwards, Tomczyk Take “Spin and Win” Victory for BMW at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The infamous ‘Corkscrew’ at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has seen its share of iconic passes over the years, but the winning pass in Sunday’s IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship race definitely made the list. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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