Georg Martin Tomczyk ( born December 7, 1981 in Rosenheim ) is a German racing driver. He is the son of motorsport functionary Hermann Tomczyk. It occurs in the DTM since 2001, in which he with the Team Phoenix won the drivers' championship in 2011, at. Since 2012 he goes into a BMW for Reinhold Motorsport ( RMG) at the start.
- 4.1 Career stations
- 4.2 Individual results in the DTM
Beginnings in motorsport
Tomczyk started his career like most racers in karting, where he was active from 1992 to 1997. In 1998 he moved to Formula racing and became an instant behind André Lotterer runner-up of the German Formula BMW Junior. In 1999, Tomczyk in the German Formula BMW and was in the BMW Rookie Team teammate of Lotterer. While Lotterer won the championship, Tomczyk finished the season on top of the fourth. In addition, Tomczyk came in the Portuguese Formula BMW and decided the championship. 2000 Tomczyk went for the Opel Team KMS in the German Formula 3 Championship at the start. He finished the season in twelfth place, while his teammate Giorgio Pantano champion.
In 2001, Tomczyk in the DTM in the Junior Team Abt Sportsline. In an Abt- Audi TT -R, he was starting at the age of 19 years to the hitherto youngest DTM driver. With a fourth place he scored in his second race at the Nürburgring, as the best result he finished his first DTM season in 13th place overall. In 2002, Tomczyk improved to eleventh place in the championship. His best finish a fifth place, he scored again at the Nürburgring. 2003, Tomczyk received a so-called " last year's car " by Abt- Audi and served with a section 16 in the driver standings.
With the factory default entry of Audi Tomczyk received in 2004 with the Audi A4 DTM again a current vehicle model that has been used by Abt Sportsline. In the second race in Estoril, he scored his first DTM podium placement with a third place. Although he never had a victory this year, later in the season, however, was followed by three second places. As the third- best Audi driver he finished the season from fifth place in the championship. Tomczyk was so in this season the best German DTM driver. 2005 Tomczyk was unable to build on the results from the previous year. He finished the season in 13th place championship and was the worst pilot who piloted a current Audi A4 DTM.
2006 succeeded Tomczyk to achieve, with nine out of ten points race. After two third places followed in the eighth round of the season at the Circuit de Catalunya, his first victory in the DTM. Tomczyk, the brand internally only Tom Kristensen was beaten, finished the season in fourth place in the championship. In 2007, he decided the race at the Nurburgring and Zandvoort for themselves. Although Tomczyk was this season, the Audi driver with the most wins, but the DTM title won his team-mate Mattias Ekström. Tomczyk finished the season in third place.
2008 failed Tomczyk to build on the achievements of the previous two seasons. His best result was a second place at Oschersleben and he finished the season in seventh place overall. The 2009 season began for Tomczyk with three races without points. In the rest of the season he went though a total of four times on the podium. He scored his fourth DTM race at the Nürburgring. In the championship, he was the third-best Audi driver in sixth. 2010 Tomczyk denied his tenth DTM season for Abt Sportsline. Tomczyk came in eight of eleven races in the points, a podium placing him did not succeed. At the race in Oschersleben Tomczyk took part in a DTM race for the 100th time. A race later, his 100th start in the DTM race at Hockenheim. In the championship, he finished the season on top of the eighth.
After ten years with Abt Sportsline Tomczyk left the 2011 season the team and was replaced by Mike Rockenfeller. Tomczyk moved within the Audi team to Phoenix, the use of the one year older model of the Audi A4 DTM, as opposed to Abt Sportsline. Already in the second race of the season at Zandvoort Tomczyk scored his first podium in third - placement in the new team. He had opportunities to second place in the closing stages of the race. A race later in Spielberg Tomczyk initially scored the pole position and then victory. It was the first victory for Team Phoenix since 2000 and the first victory of an Audi - " year-old car ." A race later, at the Euro Speedway Lausitz, he achieved his second win of the season. It was the first Audi victory at this track in six years. With the victory, Tomczyk took over as the first " annual car pilot " at all the lead in the championship. A race later, at the Norisring, Tomczyk started from tenth starting position, but worked his way up to third place before. He was the best Audi driver again. Two races later, he won at Brands Hatch another race and again took the lead in the drivers' standings. With a second place at the following race at Oschersleben he extended his lead on. A third place in Valencia finally handed the title early. Tomczyk became the first racing driver who DTM champion was in a " year's car ." At the end of the season he was with 72 to 52 points ahead of his fellow Ekström. Tomczyk finished every DTM race of the 2011 season on one of the top five places.
After his title win Tomczyk joined for the 2012 season as a works driver for BMW. He drove a BMW M3 DTM of Reinhold Motorsport. At the Norisring, he lost the lead in the final round and missed his first win for BMW. At the end of the season he was with two second places as the best results eighth overall. 2013 remained Tomczyk at Reinhold Motorsport in the DTM. At the end of the season, he finished 19th overall.
He is the son of Hermann Tomczyk, a motor sports official and ADAC sports president. Manager Martin Tomczyk since 1996 his brother Tobias. Since 2008, Martin Tomczyk is dating Christina Surer and since January 2013 married with her. The two have a daughter.
Martin Tomczyk is a trained office clerk and lives in Aesch.
29 November 2008 Tomczyk won the rodeo race at the TV total Stock Car Crash Challenge. 2008 and 2011 he was ADAC Motor Sportsman of the Year.
Tomczyk supports the Wings for Life Foundation, which the research and cure of paraplegia is dedicated to.
- 2002: DTM ( 9th place)
- 2003: DTM ( 16th place)
- 2004: DTM ( 5th place)
- 2005: DTM ( 13th place)
- 2006: DTM ( 4th place)
- 2007: DTM ( 3rd place)
- 2008: DTM ( 7th place)
- 2009: DTM ( 6th place)
- 2010: DTM ( 8th place)
- 2011: DTM ( Master )
- 2012: DTM ( 8th place)
- 2013: DTM ( 19th place )
Individual results in the DTM
1 The race in Shanghai did not count for the championship.