DTM

DTM.

Top-class touring car racing.

DTM.

Top-class touring car racing.

DTM.Top-class touring car racing.

DTM offers up close and personal motorsport. In few other racing series around the world do fans get this close to the stars and their cars. The world’s finest touring car drivers battle it out for titles at iconic racetracks. The new BMW M4 DTM will take on the opposition for the first time in 2017. The BMW success story is a long one: since returning to the DTM in 2012, eight of the twelve titles on offer have gone the way of the premium manufacturer from Munich. The reigning champion is BMW driver Marco Wittmann, who claimed his second DTM title last season.

SIX DRIVERS, TWO TEAMS AND ONE NEWCOMER.

The BMW drivers are at the wheel of the new BMW M4 DTM in 2017.

BMW Motorsport is represented by two teams, six drivers and the new BMW M4 DTM in the 2017 DTM season. Defending champion Marco Wittmann spearheads the BMW contingent. Joining him in the battle for victories are Tom Blomqvist, Augusto Farfus, Timo Glock, Maxime Martin and Bruno Spengler. BMW Team RMG will run the three BMW M4 DTMs driven by Wittmann, Glock and Farfus, while Blomqvist, Martin and Spengler drive for BMW Team RBM. Glock and Blomqvists’ cars will be looked after by a mixed crew, consisting of personnel from both the RMG and RBM teams.

Pit Stop Deutsche Bank BMW M4 DTM 2016
BMW Bank M4 DTM 2016
Deutsche Post BMW M4 DTM 2016
Red Bull BMW M4 DTM 2016

SUCCESSFUL SIX-PACK.

The BMW DTM drivers.

Consistency is key to success in the DTM. Prior to the start of the 2017 season, Marco Wittmann, Timo Glock, Augusto Farfus, Tom Blomqvist, Maxime Martin and Bruno Spengler had already amassed a mighty 399 DTM starts between them. “Our driver line-up is again one of the very finest the DTM has to offer,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “The consistency in the cockpit will benefit us, as experience is extremely important in the DTM.”

Marco Wittmann

The Champion.

Marco Wittmann’s goal for this season is a simple one: to defend the DTM title he won in 2016. 206 points proved sufficient to claim his second title, having previously been crowned champion in 2014. This made him the first BMW driver to win the DTM Drivers’ Championship twice. Despite all the success he has enjoyed, Wittmann, who will once again race in the colours of premium partner Red Bull, has always kept his feet on the ground. Whenever he has time, he can be found helping out at his father’s coachbuilding workshop.
Timo Glock

The Straight-Forward.

2017 is Timo Glock’s fifth season in the DTM, and the German will compete once again in the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM. Glock took the first steps of his illustrious career in the BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup. He went on to race in Formula One, where he claimed three podium finishes in the pinnacle of motorsport. 2013 saw him return to BMW Motorsport – in the DTM. He has been a firm favourite with the fans ever since. Glock won three DTM races between 2013 and 2016.
Augusto Farfus

The Positive One.

Augusto Farfus usually has a smile on his face when you meet him at the racetrack. The Brazilian is living his dream, and loves doing what he enjoys most: pushing race cars to the limit. Farfus has been a member of the BMW family since 2007, and became the first Brazilian to win the Nürburgring 24 Hours in 2010, when he triumphed at the wheel of a BMW M3 GT2. Farfus moved to the DTM with BMW in 2012. He rarely returns to his native Brazil, but does not get homesick. Farfus spends every minute of his free time with wife Liri and his family.
Tom Blomqvist

The Explorer.

It did not take Tom Blomqvist long to live up to his famous motorsport surname in the DTM. Unlike his father Stig, the 1984 world rally champion, Tom found his calling in circuit racing. At the end of his debut season in 2015, he was crowned “Rookie of the Year”. Last year, he was the second most successful BMW driver, behind Marco Wittmann. Blomqvist is a globetrotter, who calls England his home. In the winter, however, he tends to return to New Zealand, where he grew up.
Maxime Martin

The Performer.

Although his father Jean-Michel is a legendary racing driver in Belgium, Maxime Martin did not immediately fall in love with motor racing. Only at the age of 18 was he bitten by the motorsport bug. Martin immediately impressed as a privateer at endurance races, and was rewarded with a contract as a works driver at BMW. He finished seventh and was crowned “Rookie of the Year” in his first DTM season. His maiden victory came at the “Moscow Raceway”, when he became the first Belgian to win in the DTM. In 2016, he won the 24 Hours of Spa in a BMW M6 GT3.
Bruno Spengler

The Fighter.

Few DTM drivers can call on such a wealth of experience as Canadian Bruno Spengler. 2017 is his 13th season, and few drivers can point to as much success in the fiercely-competitive series. His greatest success to date came in 2012, when he was crowned DTM champion following a dramatic finale in Hockenheim. It was for precisely this that BMW signed the experienced driver, who had narrowly missed out on the title on four previous occasions. Still as hungry to win as ever, Spengler will be going flat-out for victory again in 2017.
“Probably the best and most popular touring car series in the world, the DTM is the perfect stage to put on exciting, top-level races for the fans.”
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director
BMW Team RMG
BMW Team RBM

THE BMW DTM TEAMS.

BMW Team RMG – with drivers Marco Wittmann, Augusto Farfus and Timo Glock – and BMW Team RBM – with Maxime Martin, Bruno Spengler and Tom Blomqvist at the wheel – each field three cars at the season’s 18 races.

A totally new form of teamwork.

The two BMW M4 DTMs driven by Glock and Blomqvist are looked after by a mixed crew, consisting of mechanics and engineers from both BMW teams. This team will operate under the name Reinhold Mampaey Racing – “RMR” for short.

BMW M4 DTM.

BMW M4 DTM.

Ready to win: the new kid on the block in the DTM.
GT Highlights.

GT Highlights.

260 km/h through the urban canyons. Through Fuchsröhre and Brünnchen. Flat-out through “Eau Rouge”: the BMW M6 GT3 faces certain challenges that provide that extra boosts of adrenalin. These include the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa, as well as the FIA GT World Cup in Macau.
Tickets.

Tickets.

Your personal ticket to the world of the DTM with BMW Motorsport.
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2017 RACE CALENDAR.

The DTM season at a glance.

Date
Venue
Tickets
5th - 7th May
Hockenheim I
5th- 7th May
Lausitzring
16th-18th June
Budapest
30th June- 2nd July
Norisring
21st-23rd July
Moscow
18th -20th August
Zandvoort
8th-10th September
Nürburgring
22nd-24th September
Spielberg
13th-15th October
Hockenheim II

PREMIUM TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS.

Shell

SHELL

About Shell Lubricants

The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula. We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 50 plants, distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries.

We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range. These include: Shell LubeMatch –the market leading product on-line recommendation tool, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools, and Shell LubeAnalyst - an early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure.

Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers. Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in China, Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA. We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants work in our research and development department.


Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari. Shell scientists will also work alongside BMW Motorsport engineers to develop high-performance oils for use in BMW Motorsport race cars. This development will be on-going during testing and the course of each respective race season. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products. When BMW Motorsport races in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 2016, it will be joined by Shell as its new Premium Technology Partner. From 2015, Shell is also the only recommended supplier of genuine BMW engine oil and BMW’s only recommended oil supplier for aftermarket engine oils.

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has itsheadquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New Yorkstock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration andproduction; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects.

PREMIUM PARTNERS.

BMW Bank

BMW FINANCIAL SERVICES/BMW BANK

BMW Bank GmbH is one of the leading automobile banks in Germany, with branches in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Over 1,370 employees look after about 1.2 million customers (status: 31.12.2016). The range of products for business and private customers ranges from the financing, leasing and insurance of automobiles and motorcycles to customised asset management offerings. The company has total assets of 24.0 billion Euros and total bank deposits of about 8.5 billion Euros (status: 31.12.2016). BMW Bank GmbH is part of BMW Group Segment Financial Services. Virtually every second new BMW and MINI is financed or leased via through BMW Group Segment Financial Services.

BMW Bank has been “Premium Partner BMW Motorsport” since 2012 and is proud to be in its sixth season in the DTM.

BMW Driving Experience

BMW DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Every BMW Driving Experience is a unique driving experience. This is mainly due to our experienced BMW instructors - as well as the wide range of training and tour courses and the exclusive choice of venues. As engineers, designers or racing drivers, our BMW instructors know exactly what counts when it comes to driving. And they pass on this knowledge to the participants – both in theory and practice. Experience “Sheer driving pleasure” first hand in a short time. For information about the courses please check www.bmw-drivingexperience.com.

 

BMW M GmbH: BMW M GmbH has recorded many successes in its 45-year history – on international race tracks and for customers who live individuality and speed on a daily basis. BMW M GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW AG and enjoys the status of an independent car maker. With products and services in the five lines of business BMW M Automobile and BMW M Performance Automobile, BMW Individual, M Equipment and Packages, BMW and MINI Driving Experience as well as safety cars, emergency cars and special cars, it is placed to attract customers with particularly high demands regarding the performance, exclusivity and individuality
of their automobile. The M is not just one of the strongest letters in the world, but is also a global synonym for motorsport success and represents the fascination for high-performance sports car in normal road use.

Deutsche Post

DEUTSCHE POST

Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading logistics and mail communications company. The Group is focused on being the first choice for customers, employees and investors in its core business areas worldwide. It makes a positive contribution to the world by connecting people and enabling global trade while being committed to responsible business practices and corporate citizenship.

Deutsche Post DHL Group operates under two brands: Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal service provider. DHL is uniquely positioned in the world’s growth markets, with a comprehensive range of international express, freight transportation, e-commerce, and supply chain management services. Deutsche Post DHL Group employs more than 500,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories around the world. The group has one million customer contacts per hour and achieved a revenue of more than 59 billion Euros in 2015.

Red Bull

RED BULL

Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980's. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. In 1987, on April 1, Red Bull Energy Drink was sold for the very first time in its home market Austria. This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category. Today Red Bull is available in 171 countries and over 62 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed so far.

Samsung

SAMSUNG SDI

Samsung SDI, as a global Energy and Materials solution leader, is now working on businesses associated with lithium-ion batteries for IT, electric vehicles and ESS, manufacturing semiconductor materials as well as display materials including polarized films, OLED materials, etc.

Since 2010, Samsung SDI has maintained No. 1 market share in the global lithium-ion battery sector for mobile devices for seven consecutive years. Drawing strength from its solid position and technological edge, Samsung SDI made an entry into the automotive battery market in 2008. Samsung SDI supplies electric vehicles to BMW i3 and i8, as well as to global automakers.
On January, 2017, Samsung SDI unveiled an innovative next generation battery with the fast charging capability and high energy density. The next generation battery enables electric vehicles to drive up to 600km on a single charge. With a 20min charge, electric vehicles can have a driving range of up to 500km which is 80% of the capacity. By providing the industry-leading technologies, Samsung SDI will contribute to a rapid market adoption of electric vehicles.

OFFICIAL PARTNERS.

Akrapovic

AKRAPOVIC

Akrapovič is the leading manufacturer of premium exhaust systems for motorcycles and performance cars. It is also a leader in carbon components and the innovative use of superalloys. Akrapovič exhaust systems are renowned for their design, lightweight construction and durability, as well as their impact on performance and sound.

Available for a range of BMW models as aftermarket products, Akrapovič exhausts enhance performance, torque and sound. The systems are available in titanium or stainless steel, with exquisite carbon fibre or titanium tailpipes and on many models, drivers can add a Wireless Kit for adjustable sound.

Founded in 1991 by former motorcycle racer Igor Akrapovič the brand has grown to international prominence through the successful support of leading racing teams.

amplus

AMPLUS

Since the company was founded in 2009, amplus AG has established itself as one of the leading broadband companies in southern Germany. As a subsidiary of the CCNST Group and second-largest broadband carrier in Bavaria, the Lower Bavarian Internet provider supplies more than 100 municipalities in 14 districts of eastern Bavarian with broadband connections of 200 megabits per second. Several thousand customers already benefit from amplus AG's broadband network. Many more will follow in the coming years. "Fast Internet for everyone" has been the philosophy of amplus AG from the outset and the guiding principle of their business operations.

The relatively young company is already transitioning from a network operator to a provider of premium online services. From smart homes through e-mobility to telemedicine: Thanks to the latest fibre-optic technology and fibre optic cables into homes, municipalities, business customers and private users all benefit from amplus AG's growth strategy.

In cooperation with the municipalities in their catchment area, this is why all 80 employees of the CCNST Group are devising individual concepts for the planned fibre optic expansion. Rural regions in particular are among the attractive locations in Bavaria through their connection to the six-lane digital highway. In a collaborative partnership, amplus AG therefore develops innovative broadband solutions with a long-term focus for regions away from urban centres.

H&R

H&R

Chassis components made in Germany: the H&R range of chassis components for over 2,000 models of car is probably the largest in the world. H&R also develops and produces shock absorbers, wheel spacers, sway bars and other chassis components for customers around the globe.

To test new materials and technologies, H&R has participated for many years in top international motorsport events. This experience goes directly into development and production. H&R also manufactures technical springs, such as compression springs, tension springs, torsion and flat form springs, and is also involved in medical technology through a subsidiary.

H&R stands for premium-quality, innovative products that are made in Germany in stringent compliance with the quality assurance standards of DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

Mahle

MAHLE

MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry. With its products for combustion engines and their peripherals as well as solutions for electric vehicles, the group addresses all the crucial issues related to the powertrain and air conditioning technology - from engine systems and components to filtration to thermal management. MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. MAHLE components and systems are also used off the road—in stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as aerospace and marine applications.

In 2015, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 11.5 billion with around 76,000 employees and is represented in 34 countries with over 170 production locations. At 15 major development locations in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, about 6,000 development engineers and technicians are working on innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.

ZF

ZF

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 137,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2016, ZF achieved sales of approximately €35 billion (preliminary figures). ZF annually invests about five percent of its sales in research & development – ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. With its technologies, the company is striving for Vision Zero – a world of mobility without accidents and emissions. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.

ZF and BMW enjoy a historic partnership at the highest stage, because nowhere else can ZF demonstrate the capacity of its components better than in motorsport. ZF cooperates with BMW in the road car range, but also develops customised racing clutches and shock absorbers for the DTM and the 24h race at the Nürburgring as Official Partner BMW Motorsport. The experience gained in racing is gladly used in research and development work for the automotive industry, providing many advantages for each and every BMW driver.

Zollner

ZOLLNER

Founded in 1965 by Manfred Zollner as a one-man operation in a small community in Bavaria, the company has since developed into a group employing more than 10,500 workers in 18 international locations. Zollner Elektronik AG is a public company, which is 100% family-owned and has never forgotten its regional roots. With its expertise network in the field of mechatronics, the company strives to advance development and research in the region. Zollner has always shown that innovation and hi-tech go hand in hand with healthy growth and stable revenue. On a global scale, the EMS service provider is now one of the best in its field. The broad positioning in the industry makes the company a reliable partner, even in difficult times.

The complex diversity includes automotive technology, rail technology, industrial electronics, medical technology, aerospace and defense, measurement technology, office electronics and data technology, other consumer products and telecommunications. One particular focus of Zollner Elektronik AG is on quality – including labour, health and environmental management. Numerous certifications and awards confirm the high demands the company places in this field. As the leading company in a network of over 20 partners that developed and constructed the largest four-legged walking robot in the world, “Tradinno”, Zollner Elektronik AG pulled off a pioneering technical feat that even made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

OFFICIAL SUPPLIER

Puma

PUMA

PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Golf, and Motorsports. It engages in exciting collaborations with renowned design brands to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Dobotex. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany.