The DTM is facing its final meeting of the season with the titles for drivers, teams and brands in the game. A the end of the party a perfect one that will take the stage as the iconic layout of Hockenheim, the cathedral of the contest and only track that has two tests in the calendar. Without secrets to all the participants, Hockenheim is called to dictate-once more – in three battles that are drawn with scripts parallel and that in turn has nuances, very different. Even so, all eyes are on Marco Wittmann, Edo Mortara and Jamie Green, the three unique pilots with options math to the title.
Speaking of Hockenheim is to do it the cradle of the DTM and hence of a track that the drivers know the perfection. Has 4.574 meters in length and a total of 17 curves that draw a path with two sections very different. Both the first sector and the second are composed of the long acceleration zones divided by angles that involve heavy braking, including the fork of ‘Hairpin’. For his part, the last area of the path presents curves-bound low-speed that compromise the set-up end and that are very demanding for the riders at the time will not lose time.
Controversial Hungaroring forgotten, are the three riders who will fight for the title in the DTM in the two races held at Hockenheim. Marco Wittmann arrives with 176 points, or what is the same, fourteen units more than that sum Edo Mortara. The pilot of the BMW and the Audi are really the great burgeoning of the championship, while Jamie Green still keeps in distance math, but has a disadvantage of 39 points when there are 50 in the game. All in all, Audi Sport is unique in that it maintains two title contenders, for the zero that has Mercedes-AMG.
In this aspect, having two riders fighting for the crown of the
DTM will also benefit Audi Sport in the battle remains to
rise up with the titles of teams and brands. In the first of the
rankings, the team Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline sum 269
points 244 of the BMW Team RMG, formations in which they compete
Mortara and Wittmann. Even so, Audi Sport has strengthened its commitment and has placed
Mike Rockefeller in the Team Abt Sportsline to try to secure the title.
distance between Audi and BMW in the classification of marks is 37
points in favor of the brand from Ingolstadt.
Miguel Molina and Dani Juncadella will live the last appointment of the
season with other objectives. The two Spanish pilot travel to Hockenheim with
the intention of add up to a great result, something that in the past, Molina has already been achieved
after signing his first podium in the DTM in 2011 at this same track. Much has
rained since then for a Molina who will have to compete with a Audi RS 5
DTM will have a weight starting of 1,120 pounds, five less that the signers of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. For his part, the BMW was left in 1.112,5
kilograms of weight base.
Schedules of the DTM 2016 at Hockenheim II
|Day / Time||Session||Duration|
|Friday 14/10 – 16:45h||Free Practice 1||30′|
|Saturday 15/10 – 10:50h||Free Practice 2||30′|
|Saturday 15/10 – 12:40h||Classification (Race 1)||20′|
|Saturday 15/10 – 14:58h||Race 1||40′ + 1 lap|
|Sunday, 16/10 – 10:55h||Free Practice 3||30′|
|Sunday, 16/10 – 12:55h||Classification||20′|
|Sunday, 16/10 – 15:18h||Race 2||60′ + 1 lap|