The BMW drivers had cause to celebrate on Sunday and delivered a quadruple victory for BMW Motorsports. After a flawless and commanding performance, Marco Wittmann crossed the finish line as the winner, followed by fellow BMW drivers Tom Blomqvist, Bruno Spengler, and Augusto Farfus. It was Wittmann’s seventh win in the DTM and the tenth for his BMW team RMG. With 130 points, he is number one in the driver standings with another six races to go. Only Maxime Martin in sixth place had picked up points for BMW on the rain-soaked track on Saturday.
MAHLE has been involved in the DTM as an official partner of BMW Motorsports since 2014—and has also contributed to the success of BMW M4 DTM at the Moscow Raceway. MAHLE components including forged pistons, piston rings, piston pins, circlips, crankshaft bearing shells, and water pumps allow the BMW drivers go to the absolute limit in terms of performance.
The partnership between MAHLE and BMW Motorsports is a real success story. In 2014, which marked the very first year of this collaboration, wins were recorded in driver and team standings. In 2015, BMW celebrated the win of the manufacturer’s title. The commitment of MAHLE Motorsports demonstrates its expertise to motor racing fans in Germany and Europe in particular. On an international level, MAHLE Motorsports also plays a prominent role as an innovative partner to the best teams and manufacturers in various other racing series and championships around the globe.
Now the DTM’s 2016 season is entering a critical stage. In September, there will be two races each at the Nürburgring and in Budapest, then the grand finale at Hockenheim, which is scheduled for October. Everything suggests that this year's winner will not be decided before the very last of the 18 races. Right in the thick of things: BMW, together with MAHLE Motorsports.