Pole position and two podium places at the start of the DTM racing season.

BMW M4 DTM creates a sensation.Pole position and two podium places at the start of the DTM racing season.

Pole position and second place for Timo Glock, and third place for DTM champion Marco Wittmann after a spectacular chase. At the traditional start of the DTM season in Hockenheim, BMW Motorsport emerged fast and furious from the starting gates, achieving two coveted podium places in the two races.

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Timo Glock.

Timo Glock kept everyone on the edges of their seats. The former Formula 1 pilot fought long and hard for victory in Saturday’s race, and ended with an admirable second place finish. And less than 24 hours later, he drove his “Yellow Beast” – the nickname for his yellow Deutsche Post BMW M4 DTM – to the pole position, as the fastest car in the time training. Marco Wittmann also reached the podium with a third place finish, following a splendid catch up race from position 17 and under turbulent rainy conditions.

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All in all, it was a wonderful first weekend for the 2017 DTM. The races were exciting, and in each one, all three brands received a place on the podium. I am convinced that a fantastic season awaits us.
Jens Marquardt, Director BMW Motorsport

With the two races in Hockenheim completed, there now remain an additional 16 races in the 2017 season. These will take place between May and October throughout Europe – in addition to the main host country Germany, races will be held in Budapest (HU), Moscow (RUS) and Zandvoort (NED).

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Demanding more of the drivers.
In their fight for the DTM title this year, drivers will be greeted by a number of interesting changes. Softer and rapidly deteriorating tires as well as deliberately restricted radio traffic will further challenge the pilots in their overall driving skills. In addition, the use of a Drag Reduction System (DRS) is now limited to 36 activations per race. Other modifications, like the introduction of a re-start in a two-row grid formation in Indianapolis style, will provide just the right ingredients for perhaps the most exciting year in the history of the German Touring Car Masters series.

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For the last thirty years, the DTM has been considered one of the most challenging racing series in the world. Since the 2012 season, the participants have primarily been factory teams from premium German manufacturers such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Since its re-entry in 2012, BMW has won eight of the possible fifteen titles in the driver, team and manufacturing categories.

In this season, two BMW teams – each with three pilots – will go to the starting line. Team RMB and Team RMG will be led by two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann. All pilots will be driving the BMW M4 DTM, specially designed for the racing spectacle and based on the existing M4 touring car.

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Learn more about teams and drivers.

Number of the weekend: 8 of the possible 15 titles have been won by BMW Motorsport since 2012.

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