Last year when BMW won all three DTM titles it produced the very unique M3 DTM Champion Edition, complete the Frozen Black metallic paint…
BMW Team Schnitzer driver, Bruno Spengler, won yesterday’s DTM finale at Hockenheim and in so doing clinched the 2012 DTM drivers title ahead of Mercedes driver Gary Paffett, who also finished second in yesterday’s race.
In my last report I distinctly remember warning you all. There’s a new kid in town. He’s young. He’s full of ambition. And he means business. He walks confidently through the paddock, yet is barely noticed by the regulars.
Sébastien Ogier has been signed up as the first official Volkswagen factory driver for the car maker’s assault on the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with the new Polo R WRC.
As tributes continue to flood in for British driver Dan Wheldon, I suspect many of you are only now learning what a great ambassador he was for the sport. I never met Dan, but like many enthusiasts I enjoyed watching his rise to fame in IndyCar racing and the irrepressible spirit he showed when he sniffed the opportunity of a race win.
Honda Racing Team has produced four short documentary films on its participation in the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Each film will focus on what drives the Honda Racing Team to achieve success in one of Britain’s biggest and most exciting race series. The first documentary, produced by leading short film label, Future Shorts, will be released in late August, ahead of Rounds 19-21 of the BTCC at Knockhill.
Special Editions. Sometimes they’re really special, whilst at other times it’s just a way of freshening up a familiar model which has been on sale for a few years. Few would question its effectiveness when selling a few extra super-minis or roadsters during the summer months, but there’s been a growing tendency during the past 24 months to follow the special edition route with performance cars.
Inspired by the 275 bhp Mazda MX-5 GT race car competing in the 2011 Britcar Production GTN Championship, Mazda has introduced a new ‘Black Limited Edition’ MX-5, available from mid-July.
A new Caterham Supersport was unveiled today, although you’d be forgiven for asking what’s new about a design that’s been around for more than 40 years. Caterham describe it as “..the first brand new addition to the world-renowned Seven range in two years”, although that probably only serves to confuse you even more, so let’s cut to the chase and outline exactly what the term ‘new’ applies to.
Paul Di Resta (AMG Mercedes C-Class) finished second in the final race of the 2010 DTM in Shanghai winning his first DTM Championship title. Gary Paffett (Salzgitter AMG Mercedes C-Class) won the Shanghai race and finished the season runner-up ahead of Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Class) who completed the Mercedes-Benz 1-2-3 success in the drivers’ championship.
Sunday’s result represented the 9th win for Mercedes in a season of 11 DTM rounds, sealing both drivers and manufacturers titles.
Scotsman Paul Di Resta took the German touring car (DTM) championship lead today at Hockenheim, after his third race win in a row. The Mercedes DTM driver, due to move into a full-time F1 seat with Force India in 2011, was able catch and pass pole-sitter Timo Scheider who was joined on the podium by fellow-Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller.