No changes to BMW's DTM line-up for 2016

No changes to BMW's DTM line-up for 2016
Valentin Khorounzhiy
By: Valentin Khorounzhiy
Dec 4, 2015, 8:33 PM

DTM's reigning manufacturers' champion BMW has opted to re-sign all eight of its current drivers for the 2016 season.

Martin Tomczyk, BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM
Start: Timo Glock, BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM and Augusto Farfus, BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM
Bruno Spengler, BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM
Marco Wittmann, BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM

2011 champion Martin Tomczyk, 2012 champion Bruno Spengler, 2014 champion Marco Wittmann and ex-F1 driver Timo Glock have all been kept on the books, as have Maxime Martin, Antonio Felix da Costa, Augusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist - all DTM race winners.

"Now in our fifth DTM season since returning to the series, we are putting our faith in continuity within our squad of drivers and teams," said BMW's motorsport boss Jens Marquardt. " 'Never change a winning team' is our motto for 2016, when we hope to achieve more wins and titles."

The announcement means that two of DTM's three manufacturers have opted for complete continuity between this year and 2016 - with Audi having also confirmed it will make no changes to its line-up.

As such, the only 2016 opportunity for DTM hopefuls now lies with Mercedes, which is yet to announce its line-up decisions.

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