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Bortolotti: Number of crashes in Norisring DTM race one "abnormal"
Dominant Fraga wins at Norisring
DTM Norisring: Red Bull's Fraga beats Bortolotti to Sunday pole
DTM figures call for driving standards crackdown after Norisring chaos
Van der Linde "cautious" in Norisring DTM race after 2021 incidents

Mirko Bortolotti believes the crash-blighted opening DTM race at the Norisring on Saturday was "abnormal" and that Sunday's race was not better behaved due to convening an additional drivers' briefing.

Felipe Fraga converted pole position to his maiden DTM victory at the Norisring, the Red Bull Ferrari driver triumphing in a caution-free race as Mirko Bortolotti claimed the points lead.

Felipe Fraga secured his first DTM pole position at the Norisring, as the Red Bull Ferrari driver pipped Group B pace-setter Mirko Bortolotti in his later Group A session.

DTM drivers need to show more “respect” to their fellow competitors, teams and paying spectators after a crash-filled Norisring race on Saturday, according to Winward Racing team boss Christian Hohenadel.

Norisring DTM polesitter Kelvin van der Linde says he was too "cautious" in the race as he wanted to "show that I had learned" from incidents at last year's event.

Bortolotti: Number of crashes in Norisring DTM race one "abnormal"

Mirko Bortolotti believes the crash-blighted opening DTM race at the Norisring on Saturday was "abnormal" and that Sunday's race was not better behaved due to convening an additional drivers' briefing.

DTM Norisring: Fraga scores dominant win for Red Bull Ferrari

Felipe Fraga converted pole position to his maiden DTM victory at the Norisring, the Red Bull Ferrari driver triumphing in a caution-free race as Mirko Bortolotti claimed the points lead.

DTM Norisring: Red Bull's Fraga beats Bortolotti to Sunday pole

Felipe Fraga secured his first DTM pole position at the Norisring, as the Red Bull Ferrari driver pipped Group B pace-setter Mirko Bortolotti in his later Group A session.

DTM figures call for driving standards crackdown after Norisring chaos

DTM drivers need to show more “respect” to their fellow competitors, teams and paying spectators after a crash-filled Norisring race on Saturday, according to Winward Racing team boss Christian Hohenadel.

Van der Linde "cautious" in Norisring DTM race after 2021 incidents

Norisring DTM polesitter Kelvin van der Linde says he was too "cautious" in the race as he wanted to "show that I had learned" from incidents at last year's event.

Braking performance key for Porsche in “messy” Norisring DTM 1-2

Thomas Preining and Dennis Olsen believe that Porsche's strong braking and tyre-warming performance was significant in the Weissach marque securing its first DTM win in a “messy” opening Norisring race.

Rast: ABS on GT3 cars "causing" DTM Norisring crashes

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast says the anti-lock braking systems on GT3 cars are a factor in the high number of crashes seen in the opening race at the Norisring.

DTM Norisring: Preining scores historic Porsche 1-2 amid incidents

Thomas Preining scored Porsche’s first DTM victory in an eventful race at the Norisring plagued by incidents and interruptions, as Dennis Olsen made it a 1-2 for the Weissach marque.

DTM Norisring: Kelvin van der Linde beats Preining to pole

Kelvin van der Linde became the seventh different polesitter in as many DTM races this year, as the Abt Audi driver topped Group B in split qualifying at the Norisring.

The DTM’s Raikkonen turning heads with Mercedes

He’s invariably billed as the DTM’s quiet man, who has a Kimi Raikkonen-esque aversion to the cameras. But Luca Stolz has been earning plaudits that are becoming impossible to ignore, and that will only increase the level of interest in his performances

Gotz wants to start DTM title defence "from scratch" at Norisring

Defending DTM champion Maximilian Gotz says he wants to start his 2022 season "like new, from scratch" at the Norisring this weekend as he seeks to ignite his title defence.

Lamborghini driver Perera joins GRT for Norisring DTM

Factory Lamborghini racer Franck Perera will make his DTM debut at the Norisring this weekend with the Grasser Racing team, deputising for an ill Rolf Ineichen.

DTM drivers call for changes to improve pitlane safety

Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann believes that the series should consider “a change in the rules” to deter unsafe releases and improve the safety of mechanics in the pits. 

Norisring DTM qualifying format tweak will avoid traffic “disaster”

DTM drivers have welcomed the decision to hold split qualifying sessions for this weekend’s Norisring round, praising the “fair option” for preventing a “disaster” dictated by traffic. 

2022 DTM Norisring: Start time, how to watch and more

Races seven and eight of the 2022 DTM season will be staged at the Norisring this weekend on 2-3 July, as the series returns to Germany's famous Nuremberg street circuit.

UK return “difficult” for DTM – Berger

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says returning to race in the UK for the first time since 2019 is “very difficult” to foresee in the near future.

BTCC Croft: Shedden beats Cook in finale

Gordon Shedden cruised to victory from reversed-grid pole in the final British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Croft.

BTCC Croft: Lloyd doubles up to beat Ingram in Hyundai 1-2

Dan Lloyd made it two wins out of two at the Croft round of the British Touring Car Championship by leading home Tom Ingram for an Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai 1-2.

BTCC Croft: Lloyd beats Turkington for emotional win in Race 1

Dan Lloyd withstood everything the British Touring Car Championship’s King of Croft Colin Turkington could throw at him to take victory in the first race.

The radical steering innovation being refined in motorsport

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