DTM Zandvoort 2017: Glock and Rockenfeller win

DTM Zandvoort 2017
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A m On the Thursday before the DTM excursion to the Dutch North Sea coast, Gerhard Berger had to learn once again that his power is limited. Because at the meeting of the DTM commission it was again not possible to abolish the unfortunate rule of weight.

BMW wins and loads

The resistance came from BMW. Knowing (possibly only felt) that the M4 lags behind the Audi RS 5 by a few hundredths of a second in direct comparison, BMW made its approval dependent on some special Audi-related minor details in the aero regulations being changed in their favor. This horse-trading did not succeed. “Unfortunately, unanimity is required in the DTM Commission on such questions,” sighed Gerhard Berger. 'Formula 1 has long been paralyzed with this.'

in the amount of one kilogram. 'A mistake by the team,' said BMW.

But there is also good news for the DTM: Mike Rockenfeller, whose metatarsal fracture at the Norisring has now healed so far that he can ride his bike again this week , is already the ninth driver to celebrate a victory this year. After twelve of 18 races, at least eight drivers still have realistic chances for the title. There are only 35 points between leaders Mattias Ekström and Marco Wittmann, eighth. A maximum of 168 points are still to be allocated.

At the next meeting on the Nürburgring sprint course, BMW has an even greater advantage in terms of weight: Then the M4 start with 25 kilos less than the Audi RS 5.

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