Blomqvist disqualification: did BMW cheat unfairly?

Blomqvist disqualification
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N oh, the tire theater around Hankook, which according to experts still does is not over, another detail is causing a stir with regard to races 7 and 8 of the DTM next Saturday and Sunday (11/12 July) in the seaside resort of Zandvoort.

BMW driver Tom Blomqvist was behind the second race at the Norisring was taken out of the ranking (P16) by the stewards of the German Motor Sport Federation (DMSB) because the British’s RBM-M4, according to a report by the technical delegate, was not d em regulations.

Blomqvist-BMW with illegal components on the road?

According to the authority, the system that BMW has installed in the Blomqvist vehicle should have an impact on the driving characteristics. According to our information, an application previously made by BMW to use this system has been rejected by the DMSB. We can only speculate about the exact detail at the moment.

BMW and the Motorsport Association are referring to the pending proceedings, in which the Munich-based company, however, duly complied with all deadlines. BMW speaks of a design that serves to cool the driver. Apparently, however, the DMSB and the competition have a completely different opinion. Behind the scenes there is talk of a performance improvement in the M4.

Blomqvist at the start in Zandvoort

Therefore the Blomqvist-M4 was seized on Norisring Sunday and first brought into the care of Dekra. When asked, a BMW spokesman assured that BMW will definitely start with all eight vehicles in Zandvoort - Blomqvist possibly in a replacement car.

According to DMSB spokesman Michael Kramp, the appeal hearing will take place in the 'Blomqvist case.' 'will only take place on July 29th, three days before the ninth round of the season in Spielberg, Austria (August 1st) at the Red Bull Ring.


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