Maxime Martin wins a chaotic race at Norisring


Maxime Martin has reached the triumph in the second race of the DTM at Norisring, thus closing a perfect weekend for BMW Motorsport. Despite this, the belgian driver has not had anything easy to prevail in a career marked by the strategy to an extreme of a good number of riders and the strong accident between Gary Paffett and Mike Rockenfeller that has forced to display a red flag to attend to the pilots. Lucas Auer and Edo Mortara completed the podium, by signing a one-two for Mercedes and for BWT in a final gasp in the three DTM have crossed the finish line in 27 mil.

Tom Blomqvist was not able to maintain the first position in spite of his pole and Robert Wickens stood as a leader in the first curve. Bruno Spengler turned to jell a good start to sit second, ahead of Maxime Martin and Nico Müller. However, nobody was to regale the output and Lucas Auer, Tom Blomqvist, Augusto Farfus and Jamie Green and Maro Engel stopped in the pits on the first lap to make the relevant change of tires. Timo Glock and Marco Wittmann did the same in the next round. Both returned to the track just behind Lucas Auer.

Mattias Ekström and Bruno Spengler were the next to pass by the pit. Both managed to get ahead of the group headed by Jamie Green and Timo Glock, Gary Paffett, Augusto Farfus or Tom Blomqvist were put forward in almost every curve. This battle was no help to either of them to make good on the strategy chosen. All in all, ornot of the losses was Mattias Ekström after losing several positions at turn 1 after being touched by Marco Wittmann. With opposing sensations, Bruno Spengler managed to overtake René Rast and shortly after did the same with Mike Rockenfeller.


despite the fact that the dancing stops, uniting the peloton before the first third of the race, at the end Lucas Auer was the pilot most ready of the class. Although Bruno Spengler put all the claw on track to accumulate overtaking Lucas Auer was going to be the new virtual leader of the race once all of the pilots except for Loïc Duval completed his step-by-pit. In spite of this, a touch between René Rast and Robert Wickens forced to the appearance of the Safety Car, giving a new nuance to a race already in itself complex and ruining of step the strategy of Duval.

With all Loïc Duval did not throw in the towel and managed to maintain his leadership in a resalida in which Maxime Martin came out already benefited just ahead of Duval, more concerned with braking around the outside of Lucas Auer. Bruno Spengler also won positions in the first instance, but a sharp pain made him pass for a second time by the pits. Even so, the canadian had almost no time to get back on track as a touch between Jamie Green and Gary Paffett it was the Mercedes of former McLaren driver leads to impacting against the side of the Audi of Mike Rockenfeller. Immediately showed the red flag.


After a long detention to evacuate the riders, check out the cars and repair the barriers, the race is relanzaba after the Safety Car. However, Maxime Martin could not endure and Lucas Auer will snatched the first position. Marco Wittmann kept the third place ahead of Mattias Ekström, while Edo Mortara was the one in charge of closing the Top 5. All in all, Maxime Martin would not yield, and brought her back to the passing to Auer just a few turns after the first hairpin. In the following laps, Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler, in full comeback from positions delayed, they offered several good overtaking.

Without opposition, because, Maxime Martin got the victory, ahead of Lucas Auer. Behind the Mercedes driver, a series of attempts of overtaking and touches resulted in a final three in the Edo Mortara got to the last step of the podium to lead two thousandths to Mattias Ekström and 27 thousandths of Marco Wittmann. Away from this battle, Paul Di Resta is down in sixth position, while Augusto Farfus crossed the finish line in the seventh place. The Top 10 was completed by Jamie Green with the Audi, as well as by the BMW of Tom Blomqvist and Timo Glock.

Classification Race 2 of the DTM 2017 at Norisring

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Maxime Martin BMW M4 DTM 1:29:22.150
2nd Lucas Auer Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +2.903
3rd Edo Mortara Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +4.460
4th Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +4.462
5th Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM +4.487
6th Paul Di Resta Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +5.708
7th Augusto Farfus BMW M4 DTM +11.613
8th Jamie Green Audi RS 5 DTM +12.064
9th Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM +12.694
10th Timo Glock BMW M4 DTM +13.347