Two events, four races. The DTM has entered fully into the final straight, and has done so with up to four candidates to the title. The resolution may well be at the Hungaroring this weekend, although it is likely that everything arrives by deciding to Hockenheim, eternal cathedral of the category. Be that as it may, Marco Wittmann and BMW Motorsport have their first ‘match ball’ to take the title and repeat the successes of 2014. It will not be easy, but Budapest is smiling in historical form to the German pilot in the face a weekend in which no one will give away anything.
4.381 metres and 14 bends. These are the ingredients of the Hungaroring, a track that also this year launches asphalt, which is a complication extra for drivers and teams to find the set-up in the first sessions of the weekend. Although the new layer of tar installed has finished with the majority of potholes, the great virtue of this asphalt is that it has increased the grip considerably, , so that the pilots will have to adapt quickly, because the references collected in 2014 on the previous visit of the DTM to the track are virtually useless.
Although in mathematical terms there are up to 10 drivers who still have options to the leadership, what is certain is that there are four major candidates for the title of DTM. The first and favorite is Marco Wittmann. The German arrives with 170 points, having gained two wins and a podium in the last three races and with 33 point advantage over Edo Mortara with 100 units still in play. Just two races behind the leader -50 points – places Robert Wickens, while Jamie Green with a point less can be a ‘wildcard’ to be also a pilot of Audi Mortara.
And is that the work of the ‘gregarious’ according to the end of the
DTM intensifies. BMW, Audi and Mercedes have a serious candidate to the
title and will not be strange that the other riders of each of the
manufacturers work in favor of them holding back their rivals or
letting go if necessary. In this aspect, Paul Di Resta,
Tom Blomqvist and Mattias Ekström may have a lot to say,
who have been the strongest rider of each mark in the margin of the
aspirants to the title. And all with the title of equipment and brands
also in game.
In this battle you will be immersed in the two
Spanish pilots of the grill. Miguel Molina came close to scoring
at the Nürburgring, but ended not having luck throughout the end of
week. For his part, Dani Juncadella yes we managed to scrape two points
in the second race-held in the German circuit, so waiting
to be able to be ready to fight again for the top positions.
All in all, the weekend will begin with winds in favor of Audi since
the RS 5 DTM will have a weight starting from 1.110 kg, 1.117,5
the BMW M4 and the 1.135 kilograms of each of the Mercedes-AMG C
Times of the DTM 2016 at the Hungaroring
|Day / Time||Session||Duration|
|Friday 23/09 – 17:00||Free Practice 1||30′|
|Saturday 24/09 – 10:45 am||Free Practice 2||30′|
|Saturday 24/09 – 12:35h||Classification (Race 1)||20′|
|Saturday 24/09 – 14:58h||Race 1||40′ + 1 lap|
|Sunday 25/09 – 10:40h||Free Practice 3||30′|
|Sunday 25/09 – 12:50h||Classification||20′|
|Sunday 25/09 – 15:13h||Race 2||60′ + 1 lap|