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2016-03-15 07:15:00

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Martin Tomczyk

  • For Martin Tomczyk, the greatest moment in 2015 is the birth of his son
  • The 2011 champion fail to secure a podium, last year
  • The qualifying performance regularly cost him dearly, last year. But this is supposed to be changed, in 2016

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. In no particular order, the answers will be published over the next weeks as a part of our series ’24 drivers – 24 questions’. This time it’s Martin Tomczyk’s turn to answer our 24 questions. The BMW won the 2011 DTM Drivers’ Championship but last year he had to settle for finishing 19th with 27 points on his tally.   

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Describe your 2015 season by dint of six terms: 77, team spirit, recovery, comeback, Manufacturers’ title, poor qualifying, great races!

My nicest DTM moment in 2015: The Sunday race at the Nürburgring where I hadn’t been able to contest the Saturday round. There’s nothing greater for a racing driver than contesting races. After the forced break on Saturday, being back on the grid for the Sunday race represented a true fulfilment.  

My worst/most disappointing DTM moment in 2015: To not have been able to make for an all BMW top eight at Zandvoort, due to my retirement.

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My personal highlights of the year 2015 (both private and job-related): Private: the birth of my son Lio James. Profession-wise: winning the manufacturers’ title together with my team-mates. 

That’s what annoyed me in particular (both in my private life and job-related): My qualifying performance: unfortunately, I have been hampered by this problem for more than a year, now. There’s something very wrong with it. And when it comes to my private life, I’m trying to not let anybody annoy me!   

My favourite DTM colleague: That always depends on what happened in the race. :-)

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My most exciting/most thrilling 2015 DTM weekend: Lausitzring, as my son was born on the Monday after the Lausitzring meeting. 

The biggest surprise of the 2015 season, for me: Actually there wasn’t one, from my point of view. 

This change / these changes I would love to see for the 2016 DTM season: That the DTM Driver Association, DTMDA, gets more influence and more right to be heard. After all, we all want to jointly provide the fans great and thrilling motor racing. 

If I hadn’t become a motor racer I would have liked to be a …?: This always was beyond discussion. 

That’s what I like particularly: If somebody is able to say the truth directly to my face, no matter if positive or negative. 

That’s what I don’t like at all: When I make careless mistakes while driving. No matter how small they may be. 

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The motto of my life: You always have to get up one time more often than you have fallen. 

My goal for the 2016 DTM season: To close the gap in qualifying.

My favourite racetrack: Mugello: the track layout is great and the circuit is located in bella Italia. 

 My role model/s: I haven’t got any. 

My favourite sportsman/sportswoman: Ditto

My favourite song: Haven’t got a favourite tune but like to listen to metal. 

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My favourite band: Haven’t got a favourite band either. There are several bands I like. The last band I attended a concert of, to date, was one of Manowar.

My favourite movie: Rocky

My favourite actor /actress: Will Ferrell

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My favourite dish: Italian 

My favourite car (apart from your DTM racer): BMW 3.0 CSL

I am a good DTM driver because…: This rather should be assessed by others. 

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