BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt believes that the best solution for the future the DTM will be the transition to the technical regulation “Class 1”.
In light of the withdrawal of Mercedes at the end of 2018 inevitably raised the question of how to keep the interest of Audi and BMW and to attract new manufacturers. One of the options is considered to be unified with the Super GT rulebook, the transition to which was to be held this year.
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Mercedes driver Lucas Auer won the first race of the DTM round at the Nurburgring.
The race started on wet pavement, but with each turn-in, the track gradually dried. After their pit stops made half of the peloton who switched to slicks, the rain increased again, giving the advantage to the riders left on the track on rain tyres.
As a result of this failure lot of time lost leader Augusto Farfus, as well as Mattias ekström and Mike Rockenfeller fighting for the title.
Due to these changes after the wave of pit stops in first place was Paul di Resta. Due to the fact that Auer is fighting for...
Pilot Mercedes Lucas, Aeur showed the best time in the first qualifying of the DTM round at the Nurburgring.
The session began on a wet track, but with every minute the racing surface was dry, allowing riders to go faster.
Lucas drove the fastest lap at 1.25,968 under the checkered flag, relegating to second place the representative of BMW’s Marco Wittmann.
Third position in qualifying was left for Robert Wikinson, and the fourth was Augusto Farfus.
Reserve pilot Williams and Mercedes driver Paul di Resta showed the fifth time of arrival, ahead of Tom Blomqvist.
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Gary Paffett said that the departure of the Mercedes from the DTM at the end of season 2017, will allow him to try his hand in other disciplines, including an appearance in the legendary race “24 hours Le-Mana”.
“The news of the departure of the Mercedes was a huge shock. Nobody expected that the such can happen, – said Paffett in the comments AUTOSPORT.com. – Each team member thinks about what he will do in the future.
I, in turn, never played in Le Mans and endurance racing in General. One day I’d like to do it.
Besides, I always said I wanted to play in the...
Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann commented on his disqualification after the finish of Sunday’s race in Zandvoort, which lost the first victory in the season 2017.
“Of course I’m upset, but from the driver in this situation depends nothing, – said Wittmann in an interview with TouringCarTimes. – Can only accept it and to make sure this does not happen again in the future.
Overall it was an amazing weekend. I had a good pace. In General, I like Zandvoort is the track is old school, one of my favorites.”
The victory eventually went to Audi driver Mike...
The reigning and two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann lost a well-deserved victory in the Sunday race in Zandvoort.
Pilot BMW kept the pressure on Mike Rockenfeller and for the first time in the season 2017 climbed to the top step of the podium, where he received the Cup from the hands of max Verstappen.
But during postgenocidal technical inspection revealed that the tank of the BMW M4 DTM German less than 1 litre of fuel required for sampling, and this is a direct violation of Article 29.A.1 sporting regulations of the series. Thus Wittmann was excluded from race Protocol. The winner is...
Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann claimed his first victory of the season by winning Sunday’s race in Zandvoort after a hard battle with Mike Rockenfeller, reports AUTOSPORT.
In the first corner after the start of the pilot the BMW ahead of the owner of the pole Augusto Farfus, which is then also attacked Jamie green, but the pass failed. By the end of the first round of the British overtook Rockenfeller.
The first wave of pit stops began quite early, and the first of the leading group in the boxes went to Farfus. Wittmann stopped in the 12th round, while Rockenfeller visited the...
The winner of the first DTM race in Zandvoort, Timo Glock received a major penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct in Sunday qualifying.
During his second attempt, the German was slow going with Edoardo Mortaras. Being dissatisfied with the Mercedes driver, Glock slowed down and blocked him, and then radio called him a fucking idiot.
The stewards did not leave this point without attention and decided to disqualify the German for intentional lock and gave him a fine of 3,000 euros for insulting the opponent.
Mortara himself also received a punishment during the race he will be forced to serve...
BMW pilot Augusto Farfus won the qualification for the second race of the DTM at the Dutch track Zandvoort.
My best time 1.27,475 the Brazilian showed in the middle of a 20 minute session and were further out of reach for opponents. Closest to him was able to get a partner group, the reigning champion Marco Wittmann, who lost 0,141 seconds.
The third qualified another representative of BMW’s Maxime Martin, who will share the second row of the starting grid with Audi driver Jamie green.
The winner of Saturday’s qualifying and race Timo Glock was the only fifth and lost 0,215...
Timo Glock won the first victory this season in the DTM round at Zandvoort, kept attack Marco Wittmann.
Maxime Martin finished third, making all three first places departed BMW.
Glock successfully started from pole position and lined up behind Wittmann, Martin and Augusto Farfus. Then, the top three began to break away, and this situation remained until the first pit stops of the leaders. Then come the leaders rené Rast together with his partner Loic Duval. Both drivers tried their best to delay pit stops and stopped for new rubber on 18-m and 27-m circles, respectively.
Glock went after...