Did Quattro save him?
Did Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich really instruct driver Timo Scheider, “Schieb ihn raus!” (or “Push him out!”) over the radio during yesterday’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters race? Dr. Ullrich claims that he was on a different channel than Scheider, but the TV edit looks pretty bad.
[Yes, Jon Olsson’s Audi RS6 DTM attacking the snow is just as ridiculous as we expected. Go, chase the dream or something!]
There are a few golden moments in motorsports, not the least of which being the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in the late '80s. It was one of the most sideways, door-banging series of all time, and we often forget one of its heroes.
BMW, like any company worth its salt who wants to stay in good graces with enthusiasts despite making bigger, heavier and more complicated cars, does a lot of racing. Recently, they sent out a wall of text outlining their extensive motorsport plans for next year. Here is the tl;dr version for your convenience.
Mercedes recently hosted its Stars and Cars event in Stuttgart for the year, and apparently DTM cars aren't the burnout machines you'd think they'd be. Poor Susie Wolff just can't get hers to break traction.
With IMSA's resources focused on conducting first season of the TUDOR United SportsCar championship, legacy projects like the DTM in America were moved down the list of immediate priorities. More than a month removed from the season finale at Petit Le Mans, however, IMSA CEO Ed Bennett provided a number of updates on…
Machines! The machines are here to replace us, starting with the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept. One day they're doing a 150 mph parade lap around Hockenheimring, the next a robot is punting your head across the room like a soccer ball.
Marco Wittman just won himself the 2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters drivers' championship in his fancy rainbow-covered racing version of the 2015 BMW M4. Congrats, Marco! Now BMW wants you to feel like you can be a champion too with this special edition M4.
NASCAR has recently announced its new rule package for 2015, which - among many - includes rain tires and all sorts of accessories to be deployed in case of wet conditions at road courses. Sounds great on the surface, but the ultimate question is: why?
Mercedes was doing a PR event earlier today with the German national soccer team and their DTM car. Two bystanders were unexpectedly on the closed circuit and were struck by the car. Sounds like a truly horrible situation.
This is Audi's new RS 5 DTM car. It's worth noting that NASCAR owns the rights to DTM in the United States. Please bring that up the that next time you talk to anyone with the last name "France."
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, AKA DTM, AKA German Touring Masters, AKA German touring car racing, is huge in Germany. Really huge. Which is why when BMW designs a race car for the new season, they pull out all the stops. This is the new BMW M4 DTM.
The first video is from Dani Juncadella's AMG C-Coupe. He is just battling Martin Tomczyk, and ends up putting the BMW driver into the wall.
Formula One, DTM, and a whole host of other varieties of racing landed in what might as well have been an alien planet for how out of place it was this week – Jerusalem, Israel.
The Official DTM YouTube Channel just released a spectacular compilation of car crashes that have occured since the start of the modern DTM era. Not much else to say except sit back and watch the action.
Check out this adrenaline filled video Gary Paffett just tweeted. It's the onboard view from his MB AMG C-Coupe DTM car. You can see the guys bumping each other and flames shooting out the sides of other drivers vehicles as they get close. Also, Dat Noise and those fast, sweet, DTM asses!