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May 21st, 2013
Gary Paffett believes the DTM’s yellow-flag rules are ‘wrong’, and need a serious revision before the next round at Spielberg. The HWA Mercedes driver finished third on the road at Brands Hatch last weekend, but was demoted to sixth after five seconds were added to his race time for a yellow-flag infringement. Paffett was deemed to have not slowed by the mandatory 0.5s in sector three of the Brands Indy circuit as he passed Edoardo Mortara’s stricken Audi at Clearways with 12 laps remaining.
May 19th, 2013
Mike Rockenfeller took his first DTM win for two years – and the championship lead – with a dominant display at Brands Hatch. The Phoenix Audi driver, who inherited pole position after Martin Tomczyk’s car failed a post-qualifying weight check – led away at the start and was headed only as different strategies unfolded during the pitstop cycles. He had pulled out a three-second lead over Hockenheim race winner Augusto Farfus by the time he made his second pitstop at just beyond two-thirds distance and looked comfortable.
May 18th, 2013
Martin Tomczyk has been stripped of his Brands Hatch DTM pole position after his BMW was found to be underweight during post-qualifying checks. The German had earlier taken his first pole since 2011 and the first for the RMG team, but will now start at the back of the grid having had all his times deleted. A statement from the race officials said that the car was in non-compliance with the minimum weight.
May 18th, 2013
Martin Tomczyk took his first DTM pole position for nearly two years after edging out Mike Rockenfeller in qualifying at Brands Hatch. The 2011 champion, who had not started from the front of the grid since joining BMW last year, topped Q3 in his RMG M3 and then carried that form into the single-lap Q4 session afterwards. His 41.158s lap in Q4 beat that of Phoenix Audi driver Rockenfeller by 0.035 seconds and gave Tomczyk his first pole since the Spielberg race in 2011
May 18th, 2013
DTM rookie Marco Wittmann headed the timesheets in practice at Brands Hatch on Saturday morning. The MTEK BMW driver was a constant factor inside the top five during the second half of the 90-minute session and was not headed after a 41.617-second lap put him into the top spot with 17 minutes remaining
May 16th, 2013
The DTM will use an onboard lighting system to show when cars are racing on option tyres at Brands Hatch this weekend in response to the confusion generated by the new rubber at Hockenheim. The Formula 1-style option tyres were introduced at Hockenheim two weeks ago as part of a raft of technical changes aimed at spicing up the on-track action
May 14th, 2013
The DTM’s new DRS will have virtually no impact on overtaking at Brands Hatch this weekend, according to Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom. The Formula 1-style passing aid made its debut at Hockenheim earlier this month along with option tyres and was a factor in creating 45 on-track position changes compared to the 13 experienced in the previous race at the track. But at just 1.2 miles, and without a straight of the length of Hockenheim’s, two-time DTM champion Ekstrom believes that pit strategy will have a greater bearing on the race result.
May 7th, 2013
Gary Paffett has called on DTM race officials to take a harder line over dangerous driving, following the opening round of the season at Hockenheim last weekend. Paffett, who finished fourth in his HWA Mercedes, believes that BMW drivers Martin Tomczyk and Bruno Spengler both should have been penalised for moves that he deemed “unacceptable” on lap 13. “Martin caught me at a time when he was on the option tyre and I didn’t make it difficult for him to pass; it made no sense to,” Paffett told AUTOSPORT.
May 5th, 2013
Augusto Farfus played his strategy to perfection to win the opening round of the DTM at Hockenheim. The RBM BMW driver ran second to polesitter Timo Scheider for the opening handful of laps, but used his DRS to take the lead from the Abt Audi at the hairpin on lap six. The Brazilian, who had started on the newly-introduced option tyres, stopped for the first time on lap seven while the safety car was on track and then spent the middle section of the race out of position as a host of different tyre strategies were employed
May 4th, 2013
Timo Scheider took pole position for the opening round of the 2013 DTM after going fastest on a drying track at Hockenheim. The two-time champion had gone second-fastest in the third part of qualifying in his Abt Sportsline Audi RS5, and so was the third driver to set his time in the single-lap Q4. His 1m35.918s lap knocked Augusto Farfus off the top spot with just Christian Vietoris left to complete his lap
May 3rd, 2013
The DTM is set to ditch V8 engines in favour of two-litre turbos within three seasons as part its drive to become a global formula. The series has set a target of 2016 to go down the same route as Super GT in Japan, which next year will adopt small-capacity, direct-injection four-cylinder turbos for its GT500 class.
May 2nd, 2013
BMW’s two most recent DTM champions, Bruno Spengler and Roberto Ravaglia, tested each others’ title-winning cars at Hockenheim recently.
May 2nd, 2013
Jamie Green is unsure whether the DTM has taken the right approach with its DRS, which will make its race debut at Hockenheim this weekend. The Formula 1-style system has been introduced, along with option Hankook tyres, to spice up the action and increase overtaking. Drivers will be allowed one use of DRS per lap, but will not have a designated zone in which it can be activated
May 2nd, 2013
The DTM has announced it has extended its tyre supply deal with Hankook until the end of the 2016 season. The South Korean manufacturer replaced Dunlop as the series’ sole supplier at the start of 2011
April 30th, 2013
BMW motorsport chief Jens Marquardt has insisted that his cars will not begin the season as overwhelming favourites for the DTM title, despite dominating winter testing. M3s topped all four days of rain-affected testing at Hockenheim earlier this month courtesy of Augusto Farfus, Joey Hand and Marco Wittmann, while the latter was also quickest on one of the four days at Barcelona in March. But Marquardt, who oversaw a comeback DTM campaign in 2012 that ended with Bruno Spengler winning the drivers’ title, Schnitzer the teams’ prize and BMW the manufacturer’s crown, said that a repeat is far from guaranteed.
April 26th, 2013
BMW drivers Martin Tomczyk and Augusto Farfus will take part in the Brands Hatch DTM round and the Nurburgring 24 Hours over the same weekend this year. The pair have been named as part of the factory-supported Schubert Motorsport line-up for the May 19-20 event and will drive Z4 GT3s run by the German squad
April 18th, 2013
BMW has backed the rule changes being made in the DTM this year, which include the introduction of Formula 1-style option tyres and DRS. The Munich-based manufacturer won the championship on its return to the category last season, with ex-Mercedes driver Bruno Spengler leading its line-up and taking the drivers’ crown. After experiments in winter testing, series bosses decided to introduce DRS and an option tyre for this year
April 18th, 2013
Former Formula 1 engineer Dieter Gass has become Audi’s head of DTM with immediate effect, the German car marker has announced.
April 15th, 2013
Audi’s 2013 DTM line-up is its best ever, according to the manufacturer’s motorsport chief Wolfgang Ullrich. With less than a month to go before the season-opener at Hockenheim on May 5, and having taken only two victories last year compared to BMW’s five and Mercedes’ three, Ullrich has set his stall out to take the title. Every member of Audi’s eight-car line-up , which includes former champions Mattias Ekstrom and Timo Scheider and new recruit Jamie Green , has a DTM podium finish to their name
April 12th, 2013
Augusto Farfus completed BMW’s domination of this week’s official DTM test at Hockenheim by setting the pace on the final day of pre-season running on Friday. The RBM driver, last year’s highest-scoring rookie in the series, beat his champion stablemate Bruno Spengler by 0.213s in the timesheets, setting the pace in 1m32.976s