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Martin Tomczyk
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Germany Germany
Date of Birth 07/12/1981
Date of Death Unknown
Début Hockenheim 2001
Championships 1 (2011)
2014 Position 6th (49pts)
Wins 7
First Win Barcelona 2006
Previous Teams Abt Sportsline
Team Rosberg
BMW Team RMG
DTM Career
Total Entries 160 (159 Starts)
Pole Positions 8
Fastest Laps 7
Total Points

476

Current Season
Team BMW Team Schnitzer
Car BMW M4 DTM
Number Standings Points
77 19th 27
TOM 15 Livery
Martin Tomczyk is a DTM driver from Germany, who competes for BMW Team Schnitzer.[1] Tomczyk is one of eight DTM Champions on the 2015 grid, having taken the 2011 title for Audi.[1]

Current SeasonEdit

Tomczyk was one of seven drivers retained by BMW at the end of the 2014 season, rejoining António Félix da Costa at Team Schnitzer, using the #77 BMW M4 DTM.[1] At the season opening DTM Festival, Tomczyk hit long-term rival Gary Paffett in the first race, before missing out on a podium due to the Brit's late race charge in the second.[1]

BackgroundEdit

After four full seasons of karting, Tomczyk made his mark in car racing with second overall in the ADAC Formula Junior Championship in 1998.[1] In 1999, Tomczyk began his long association with BMW, winning the 1999 Portuguese Formula BMW Series, while also taking fourth in the Formula BMW ADAC Championship in Germany.[1] The year 2000 saw a move in the German Formula 3 Championship for Tomczyk, before Audi called him up to their Junior Squad in the DTM for 2001.[1]

DTM HistoryEdit

Tomczyk was quick to impress in the DTM with the Abt-Audi TT-R, setting a second place time in the qualifying race at the Nürburgring in his second DTM appearance, taking two points for his work. Following that with fourth in the race proper, Tomczyk went on to score a total of 23 points, meaning he was behind fellow Sportsline Junior racer Mattias Ekström in the final standings. Promoted into the full Abt Sportsline squad for 2002, Tomczyk took pole position at the season opening race at Hockenheim, although that would be the only highlight for him that season. 

Back with the Junior squad for 2003, an even more barren season followed for Tomczyk, as the young German only scored a single point all season, having retired from four races. Yet, on his return to the main team, and armed with the brand new Audi A4 DTM, Tomczyk finally began to fulfill his promise, claiming a first podium finish at Estoril. Three further podiums (all of which were second places) followed in the second half of the 2004 season, as Tomczyk claimed fifth in the final standings.

Sportsline StalwartEdit

Tomczyk, alongside Mattias Ekström effectively formed the backbone of the Abt Sportsline team from 2005 onwards, although that particular season saw Tomczyk struggle to match his previous seasons achievements. That changed in 2006, when Tomczyk finally tasted victory, taking the honours at the Barcelona meeting near the end of the season. Fourth overall meant that he was the second best Audi (after Tom Kristensen).

2007 proved to be one of Tomczyk's strongest with Audi, as he took two victories (Zandvoort and the Nürburgring) on his way to third in the championship. 2008 was a tougher year for Tomczyk, as he took only one podium all season, and would not taste victory again until the 2009 visit to the Nürburgring. His final season with Sportsline started poorly, with Tomczyk being disqualified from the Valencia meeting. He recovered to finish eighth overall, before Audi moved him to Team Phoenix for 2011.

Phoenix from the AshesEdit

Tomczyk took to his new surrondings well, despite using an A4 that was older than he had been using for the past two seasons. Victories at the Red Bull Ring, Lausitzring and at Brands Hatch, combined with five podiums, earned Tomczyk his first DTM title. Yet, at the end of the season, Tomczyk left Audi to join the new BMW outfit for 2012, becoming their leading driver alongside Bruno Spengler.

Back where he belongedEdit

Tomczyk returned to the manufacturer that had helped his junior career get off the mark, and duly rewarded them with two second place finishes during 2012. It was not a vintage year for Tomczyk, however, as he tumbled to eighth in the standings, well behind Champion Spengler. Yet, it was a disasterous 2013 campaign that caused many to question Tomczyk's future in the series, as he failed to secure a podium place all season, and only scored points in one race.

A similar pattern appeared to be unfolding in 2014, although Tomczyk was getting into the tail end of the points in the early races. His pace dramatically improved, however, after the summer break, as he took a podium at the penultimate round in Zandvoort, finishing the season in sixth overall.

2015 saw Tomczyk hit Gary Paffett (the two having had a long lasting rivalry through contact) in the opening race, an incident that ended both of their races.

Full DTM RecordEdit

Tomczyk's full results from his 159 starts in the DTM are outlined in a series of tables below.

DTM EntriesEdit

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Tomczyk during his DTM career:

Martin Tomczyk's Overall DTM Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2001 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline Junior Team 22 Audi TT-R DTM 2001 13th 23
2002 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 23 Abt-Audi TT-R 11th 7
2003 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline Junior Team 14 Abt-Audi TT-R 2002 18th 1
2004 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 6 Audi A4 DTM 2004 5th 39
2005 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 2 Audi A4 DTM 2005 13th 10
2006 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 4 Audi A4 DTM 2006 4th 42
2007 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 4 Audi A4 DTM 2007 3rd 40
2008 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 2 Audi A4 DTM 2008 7th 32
2009 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 6 Audi A4 DTM 2009 6th 35
2010 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 6 Audi A4 DTM 2009 8th 20
2011 Flag of Germany Team Phoenix 14 Audi A4 DTM 2008 1st 72
2012 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 1 BMW M3 DTM 8th 69
2013 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 15 BMW M3 DTM 19th 10
2014 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 10 BMW M4 DTM 6th 49
2015 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 77 BMW M4 DTM 19th 27
2016 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 77 BMW M4 DTM

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Martin Tomczyk's full DTM record.

DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2001 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 23 13th
20th Ret 2nd'' 4th 10th 20th 21st 7th 16th 10th Ret

6th 9th Ret 6th Ret 16th Ret Ret

16th
2002 Flag of Germany Flag of Belgium Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 7 9th
1st Ret 21st Ret 2nd Ret 4th Ret DNS DNS 5th 9th 10th 5th 6th Ret 11th 18th Ret

Ret
2003 Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 1 16th
12th Ret 18th DNS 18th Ret Ret 8th Ret 13th
2004 Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of China Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of the Czech Republic Flag of Germany 39 5th
5th 3rd 8th 14th 5th Ret Ret 2nd 2nd Ret 2nd
2005 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of the Czech Republic Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Turkey Flag of Germany 10 13th
Ret 12th 6th 14th Ret 5th 11th 6th 10th 16th Ret
2006 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Spain Flag of France Flag of Germany 42 4th
7th 8th 6th 4th 16th 3rd 3rd 1st 4th 5th
2007 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 40 3rd
2nd 5th 9th 2nd Ret Ret 1st 1st Ret 9th
2008 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Spain Flag of France Flag of Germany 32 7th
5th 2nd 17th 4th Ret 4th Ret 5th 4th Ret 8th
2009 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Spain Flag of France Flag of Germany 35 6th
Ret Ret 11th 4th 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 7th Ret
2010 Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of China 20 8th
17th DSQ 6th 8th 13th 8th 7th 8th 5th 6th 4th
2011 Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 72 1st
5th 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 7th 5th 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd
2012 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 69 8th
Ret 7th 4th 2nd 2nd 5th 3rd Ret Ret Ret 14th
2013 Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 10 19th
13th 14th Ret 19th Ret 17th 5th 20th 11th 19th
2014 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 49 6th
7th 9th 13th Ret 13th 4th 8th 8th 3rd 7th
2015 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Austria Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 27 19th
Ret 4th 12th 11th 6th 11th Ret Ret Ret 12th 17th Ret 8th 20th DNS 9th 15th 10th
2016 Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany 16 21st
12th 9th 5th 19th Ret 18th 12th 10th 19th 11th 21st 22nd 16th 12th 23rd 9th 20th 10th
Results Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Second DSQ Disqualified
3rd Third DNS Did Not Start
7th Points Scorer NC Not Classified
Italics Qualifying Race C Race Cancelled
16th Non-points finish Non-Championship Race

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 'Martin Tomczyk', dtm.com (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/driver/martin-tomczyk?language=en-gb, (Accessed 15/05/2015)

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