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2016-04-06 09:15:00

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Maxime Martin

  • In 2015, Maxime Martine celebrates his engagement and a race win at the prestigious Nürburgring
  • Aloof from the track, the Belgian loves to play tennis
  • For the coming season he hopes for even more spectacular races and a top-six position in the drivers’ championship.

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’. Today, Maxime Martin is going to provide us some insight into his thoughts and beliefs. The Belgian is about to start into his third DTM season secured a race win in each of his first two seasons and finished seventh in the championship twice. In the 2015 season he secured this position with 94 points on his tally.  

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Describe your 2015 season by dint of six terms: Up and downs, podiums, victory, emotions, good fights

My nicest DTM moment in 2015: The victory in the Saturday race at the at the Nürburgring

My worst/most disappointing DTM moment in 2015: Having finished 17th in the Sunday race at Zandvoort. We had a really competitive car and this result was so bad… 

My personal highlights of the year 2015 (both private and job-related): The race win at the Nürburgring. And I got engaged with my girlfriend

That’s what annoyed me in particular (both in my private life and job-related): The technical failure in the Spa-Francorchamps 24h Race that forced us into retirement from the lead with five more hours to go.  

My favourite DTM colleague: There is no one particular.

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My most exciting/most thrilling 2015 DTM weekend: The season finale at Hockenheim. I claimed the Saturday pole and made it to the podium by finishing third. In addition, we also were fighting really hard for the manufacturers’ championship – and succeeded, in the end. 

The biggest surprise of the 2015 season, for me: Being so competitive at Nürburgring – especially with the weight I had to race with. 

This change / these changes I would love to see for the 2016 DTM season: Better, more spectacular racing.

If I hadn’t become a motor racer I would have liked to be a …?: A tennis player. I really love playing tennis.

That’s what I like particularly: Nothing special

That’s what I don’t like at all: Once again nothing special 

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The motto of my life: Never give up!

My goal for the 2016 DTM season: To be better than in my first two seasons.

My favourite racetrack: The Nordschleife. Because it is the most demanding and longest racetrack of the world one.

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My role model/s: Haven’t got one 

My favourite sportsman/sportswoman: Roger Federer

My favourite song: Haven’t got one. 

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My favourite band: Stromae

My favourite movie: Days of Thunder

My favourite actor /actress: Leonardo DiCaprio

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My favourite dish: Pasta

My favourite car (apart from your DTM racer): BMW M3

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

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