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The six BMW DTM drivers underwent an intense training regime this week
http://www.dtm.com/sites/default/files/news/866dd882-3961-4a5b-88bc-2eb2b90be904-orginal.jpgThey were in Viareggio from Sunday to Wednesday for a four-day fitness camp. Team doctor Riccardo Ceccarelli and his Formula Medicine team had put together an extensive and diverse training schedule to ensure that the drivers are perfectly prepared for the coming DTM season.
BMW drivers Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann were on top for a long time in qualifying
The 2004 Formula 3 Euroseries was one of the most competitive in the prestigious junior category’s history.
In the final session of the three days of testing in Spain, BMW opted for a driver swap
Instead of Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann who had been the BMW test drivers on the first two days at the Circuito Monteblanco – now Augusto Farfus and Timo Glock got behind the wheel, with the latter obviously truly enjoying his first laps in 2016.
The first major traditional race of the year beckons: on January 30, the 24h race at Daytona will get underway
The 54th running of the race on a part of the oval with the banked corners and the infield circuit has always had a great fascination for motor racing drivers from all over the world. At the final weekend of January, current DTM drivers will be racing former DTM drivers, among others.
Ekström claims back points’ lead
There is no doubt that he can rightfully refer to himself as ‘Moscow expert’. Two years after his victory in the first-ever DTM race at Moscow Raceway, Mike Rockenfeller had reason to celebrate in Russia once again. In a turbulent race, the Audi driver steered clear of every incident on the track, made maximum use of his pole position and scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory.
The first impressions of the DTM race weekend at Moscow did not quite speak in favour of Mercedes-Benz.
Audi and BMW dominated proceedings in the two free practice sessions and appeared to be better sorted at Moscow Raceway. But when things gor serious, the brand from Stuttgart was there and secured its first win at the track, opened in 2012, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein.
In second free practice on Saturday morning, the 24 DTM drivers had to deal with highly changeable conditions.
When Martin Tomczyk started the action in the second session at Moscow Raceway at 10.40 hrs (9.40 hrs CET), the sun looked all set to come out on top in the battle against the early morning rain clouds. The wet track dried out fairly quickly and 25 minutes into the session, the first teams decided to switch to rain tyres.
This weekend, nearly 40 percent of the DTM grid will compete in the tradition-rich Belgian endurance race.
The 67th edition of the 24-hour classic at the Ardennes Rollercoaster will be held from 25th to 26th July. In this race, the BMW Z4 GT3 entered by Roal Motorsport will attract particular attention.
Bruno Spengler will be lining up alongside the pole sitter in second place
Only three hours after his maiden pole position in the DTM, the first victory followed: in a dominant way, BMW driver António Félix da Costa drove from pole position to his first major success in the most popular international touring car series, an undisputed victory.