After a violent start during a Hungaroring: Wittmann finishes fourth for BMW and extends altogether lead.

Posted on 25. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Wittmann started good from third place and overtook a Audi drivers
Mortara and Jamie Green (GB) on a outside. Wittmann afterwards just
avoided spinning out when a 3 cars collided. He was means to get
his automobile behind underneath control. While Green late and Mortara had to
make an early array stop, a BMW Team RMG motorist was means to continue,
finishing in fourth. Victory went to Mattias Ekström (SE, Audi).

Four other BMW drivers finished in a points behind Wittmann in
a third from final foe of a year. António Félix da Costa (PT, BMW
M4 DTM) finished in fifth, Tom Blomqvist (GB, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM) in
sixth, Timo Glock (DE, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) in seventh and Maxime
Martin (BE, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) in ninth.

Martin Tomczyk (DE) claimed 11th place in a BMW M Performance
Parts M4 DTM, usually blank out on a tip 10 finish. Bruno Spengler
(CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM) finished 14th, Augusto Farfus (BR, Shell BMW M4
DTM) late early.*

Reactions to a 16th foe of a 2016 DTM season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “We had to
work tough for that today. After a start like that, we should be
gratified with 5 BMW drivers in a tip ten. It could simply have
left wrong today. Marco dealt unequivocally good with that conditions during the
start and afterwards done it home in fourth. we am unequivocally unapproachable of him and his
performance. Marco’s automobile was shop-worn a small bit, that meant he
couldn’t say a same speed as a leaders. Overall, our
opening currently wasn’t bad. Today, we done adult a bit for yesterday
and we can demeanour behind during Budapest with a bit some-more satisfaction. Marco
has changed in a right instruction again in a drivers’ standings. We
have to continue this trend in Hockenheim and proceed a dual final
races with sum concentration. The conditions is still unequivocally parsimonious in
a DTM.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 4th place): “I had a
unequivocally good start, since Edo didn’t. His wheels were spinning. we had
all a momentum. we went over to his side of a track. we consider he
wanted to retard Eki initial and he pushed me over onto a weed –
nonetheless we was already alongside him. There was contact, and we had to
expostulate opposite a grass. There was hit again when we came back. In
my opinion, it was caused by Edo’s mistake during a start. And obviously
we won’t usually behind down. The 12 points are critical to assistance us
progress. We couldn’t have softened on finishing in seventh and fourth
this weekend. The foe from Audi was intensely strong. So these
points are even some-more important.”

Facts and figures.

Circuit/length/duration:
Hungaroring, 4.381
kilometres, 60 mins and 1 lap

Conditions:
Sunny, 20 degrees Celsius

BMW Motorsport results:

#11 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – 4th place

#13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M4 DTM – 5th place

#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM – 6th place

#16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team RMG, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – 7th place

#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RBM, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 9th place

#100 Martin Tomczyk (DE), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts
M4 DTM – 11th place

#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM – 14th place

#18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team MTEK, Shell BMW M4 DTM – retired

Useful information:

Marco Wittmann scored 12 points for finishing in
fourth place, that took his DTM career points sum (505) past the
500 mark. Of a other BMW drivers, usually Bruno Spengler (758 points)
has also achieved this feat.

In this 16th race, Wittman finished in a tip 10 in subordinate and
in a foe for a 14th time.

Edoardo Mortara and Wittmann were both warned by foe control after
a violent scenes during a start.

Augusto Farfus had to retire from a foe after a few laps, as
waste from other cars shop-worn a radiator of his Shell BMW M4 DTM.

*Update: After Sunday’s DTM foe during a Hungaroring,
following a news from a technical delegate, a stewards of the
assembly resolved that a underfloor of Marco Wittmann’s automobile did not
approve with a technical regulations.

Wittmann was excluded, BMW Team RMG announced an appeal. In the
provisional foe results, António Félix da Costa (PT) is now the
best-placed BMW motorist in third.

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