Daniel Juncadella will remain the backup program driver Mercedes in the DTM, despite the loss of the place of the main pilot in 2017.
Former test pilot Force India in the period from 2013 to 2016 left behind when the manufacturer DTM has reduced the composition of cars from eight to six this year.
Juncadella already involved in the program Mercedes GT in the ASP team in the Blancpain series and the Black Falcon in the VLN championship.
Mercedes previously announced Maximilian günther as a backup pilot, but the manufacturer wants the driver to focus on his work in Formula 3.
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Motorsport division, BMW has unveiled the livery of six of its M4 DTM cars at the season-2017, according to TouringCarTimes.
Bavarian manufacturer will present at the start of three teams. The RMG team will be the defending champion Marc Wittmann and Augusto Farfus. The RBM will submit Maxime Martin and Bruno Spengler, and the RMR connected of the first two teams – Timo Glock and Tom Blomqvist.
No. 11 Marco Wittmann, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM
No. 18 Augusto Farfus, Shell BMW M4 DTM
No. 16 Timo Glock, Deutsche Post BMW M4 DTM
No. 7 Bruno Spengler, BMW Bank BMW M4 DTM
No. 36 Maxime Martin, BMW...
The DTM cars of the new generation are much faster than their predecessors – such opinion was expressed by the Mercedes driver Paul di Resta.
This year in the leading German touring car championship comes into effect a new technical regulation, developed in the framework of the Alliance with the Japanese Super GT series. Due to changes in the air intake system and cooling capacity eight-cylinder engine exceeded 500 HP
At the same time a significant increase in capacity was offset by a decrease downforce. Was also introduced softer compounds of tyre.
Pre-season tests at Hockenheim, the BMW...
The new Chairman of the Board of organizers of the DTM Gerhard Berger believes that the reduction in the number of cars to 18 in 2017 is the absolute minimum that can afford German touring car championship.
In the upcoming season of Audi, BMW and Mercedes will exhibit six vehicles. The last time 18 cars on the starting field was in 2011, before in the DTM returned to BMW.
“18 cars at the start – it may be fine, but, in my opinion, is the absolute minimum, – quotes the AUTOSPORT Berger. In the future I would like to see on the grid more participants. However, I think we are waiting...
The Mercedes driver Robert Wickens showed the best time on the third day of pre-season tests DTM in Hockenheim, according to TouringCarTimes.
In the morning when it was cool, the participants focused on working with settings and short series of circles, and after lunch moved on to work on the race distance.
Wickens, drove his best round with a score of 1.30,517, ahead by 0,348 seconds nearest rival, which turned out to Jamie green from Audi. Just 0,015 seconds to the Briton lost his teammate Nico müller.
Fourth place was taken by Lucas Auer rounded out the top-5 returned in the DTM Maro...
Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann has introduced its new car BMW M4, driven in the upcoming season he will defend the title, according to TouringCarTimes.
The German racer has published pictures of the car, the distinguishing feature of which is the revised aerodynamics on the page in Facebook.
In 2017 in the German touring car championship comes into effect a new technical regulation, developed under Alliance with Japanese series Super GT, and in winter, all three manufacturers presented their new car.
The new DTM season opens at Hockenheim on may 5-7.
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The racing division Audi Sport has unveiled a new car for the upcoming season in the DTM.
The presentation of the car is RS 5 DTM took place at the Geneva motor show.
This year in the German touring car championship comes into effect a new technical regulation, developed under Alliance with Japanese series Super GT, and on March 1 began a new cycle of homologation, which all three manufacturers presented the German racing Union [DMSB] the final version of his car.
“This is a special day for me and everyone involved in the project the DTM, – commented head of Audi Sport Dieter Gass....
Audi Sport today presented the livery of his new Audi RS 5 DTM in the season 2017.
Three teams in this year will present Ingolstadt manufacturer: Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg. In the Audi decided to reshuffle the engineering team to improve your chances in the fight for the title.
Cars Audi drivers DTM:
No. 5 Mattias ekström, Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
No. 51 Nico müller, Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
No. 77 loïc Duval, Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix
No. 99 Mike Rockenfeller, Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM...
Manual of the DTM series made the decision to change the format of racing for the season 2017, according to AUTOSPORT.com.
Last year, in each racing weekend took place at the two races in Saturday’s 40-minute sprint was not pit stops, and Sunday’s race lasted 60 minutes with one mandatory stop at a pit stop for every pilot.
This year all races will be in the format of 55 minutes plus one lap. Two races of the weekend will take place in two days, and in each of them the pilots will be obliged ever to get back to the pits.
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Gerhard Berger said that his appointment to the post of Chairman of the Board of organizers of the DTM was supported by all three manufacturers involved in the German touring car championship.
A former pilot of the Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren in Formula 1 was replaced in this post by Hans-Werner Aufrecht, which is called the father of DTM.
The Austrian, who spoke for BMW Touring in the ‘ 80s, has denied speculation about favouritism of its predecessor, which combined work in the ITR and HWA Mercedes, and said that he also intends to remain neutral.
“Hans-Werner Aufrecht was...