Hans Werner Aufrecht, Chairman of DTM rights holder and promoter ITR eV, looks back on the racing year 2013.
Lucky Timo Glock: victory in DTM season finale at Hockenheim
BMW is just eight points behind Audi in the Manufacturers’ Championship.
BMW is also just eight points behind Audi in the Manufacturers’ Championship.
Farfus second to complete successful qualifying for BMW.
Augusto Farfus (BR) claimed his second DTM win of the season in Oschersleben and climbed to second place in the Drivers’ Championship.
Martin Tomczyk bags his first points of the season.
The Nürburgring has been a permanent fixture on the DTM calendar since 1984.
The podium was the fifth of Farfus’ DTM career and marked the seventh time a BMW driver had been on the podium in the 2013 season.
The fourth and decisive qualifying session had to be cancelled, because of this, the result of the third qualifying session was used as the basis for assigning grid positions.
Best qualifying result of the year for Andy Priaulx.
Prior to its fourth season round at the Lausitzring this weekend, the DTM spontaneously responded to the situation in the immediate vicinity of the race track.
Marco Wittmann and Joey Hand also in the points.
Martin Tomczyk driver of car number 15, BMW Team RMG lost his pole position; however Augusto Farfus moved up to the front row.
BMW drivers and teams are ready for the round of the 2013 DTM season.
Bruno Spengler and Joye Hand also make top ten.
All set for BMW second year in the popular touring car series, following the brand’s successful return after an absence of 20 years.
As at the previous test in Barcelona (ES), the drivers took to the track in Hockenheim with the new Drag Reduction System (DRS) and Hankook’s option tyres.
Test phase finished, the season can start in May at Hockenheim
The most important changers in the regulations for 2013: DRS, Option tires, Pit stop window, Qualifying, and Parc fermé.
Fantastic appearance in the BMW Welt.
Over the course of four days of testing at Barcelona (ES), the BMW drivers covered more than 7,000 kilometres.
The second day of the four day test on the 2.977 Circuit de Catalunya a Mercedes driver again on the top of the timesheets.
The DTM teams also test the DRS (Drag Reduction System), allowing the drivers to open a rear-wing flap and temporarily increase their top speed, this way.
DTM’s exclusive tyre partner Hankook will take an option tyre to the Spanish metropolis that will offer the driver the opportunity to set clearly faster times, for some laps.