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For six of the 18 DTM drivers, the season doesn’t begin with the DTM season kick-off at Hockenheim
Within the framework of the 2017 IceChallenge, reigning DTM Champion Marco Wittmann, fellow BMW driver Augusto Farfus, the two Audi drivers Jamie Green and René Rast as well as Lucas Auer and Maro Engel representing the Mercedes-AMG camp. The challenge: to defeat your opponents on ice and snow and celebrate the first DTM win in 2017.
Friendliness towards the fans always has represented a priority in DTM
In the paddock, the fans of the popular touring-car series can get closer than close to the drivers representing the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG camps. During autographing sessions with the likes of Mattias Ekström, Marco Wittmann, Gary Paffett & Co, for instance.
In the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, several constellations in the final two races can make for different results in the battle for the title
A lot of factors make you believe that it will be a battle between BMW’s Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Edoardo Mortara. There still is a maximum of 50 points to be won and with a gap of 14 points to the championship leader, Mortara still can steal Wittmann’s lead without the support of other drivers.
Marco Wittmann and Daniel Juncadella had their positions in the Sunday race at the Hungaroring taken away
Following a report from the technical delegate, the stewards of the meeting came to the conclusion on Sunday evening, that both Juncadella’s Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM and Wittmann’s BMW M4 DTM didn’t comply with the technical regulations.
After 26 laps of the Hungaroring, Mortara crossed the finish line as the race winner
The battle for the title in the 2016 DTM season remains exciting: with a dominant victory in the 15th race of the season, Edoardo Mortara kept all his chances alive behind the wheel of his Audi RS 5 DTM and considerably reduced the gap to points’ leader Marco Wittmann.
Marco Wittmann extended his points’ lead in the DTM drivers’ standings with an undisputed lights-to-flag victory in the race at the Nürburgring on Saturday
In pleasant late-summerly conditions, the BMW driver won the 30 lap race with a margin of 7.136 seconds from his fellow BMW driver Tom Blomqvist. For Wittmann, it was the eighth DTM race win of his career and the third of the 2016 season.
BMW drivers Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann were on top for a long time in qualifying
In a dominant way, Marco Wittmann has won the DTM race on Saturday at Spielberg in Austria
Having started from pole position, the 2014 DTM champion crossed the line as the winner after 30 laps. For Wittmann, this is the sixth win of his DTM career. At the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, he won ahead of his fellow BMW driver Tom Blomqvist, who finished second in the third DTM race of the season. Edoardo Mortara took the final slot on the podium at Spielberg after finishing third with his Audi RS 5 DTM.
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.
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.