Anniversary podium: Wittmann reaches a soap-box in a 100th DTM competition for BMW given 2012.

Posted on 10. Sep, 2018 by in BMW Canada

In BMW Team RMG’s home competition during a Nürburgring (GER), Marco
Wittmann (GER) finished third to strech a lectern in a BMW Driving
Experience M4 DTM. After completing 40 laps, he was only 3.439
seconds behind a winner, René Rast (GER, Audi). Wittmann now has
137 points and is a best-placed BMW motorist in a overall
standings, in fifth place. The BMW drivers once again gave a strong
group opening with 5 BMW M4 DTMs creation it into a tip ten,
scoring a sum of 45 points.


Behind Wittmann, Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) cumulative fourth
place. Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM), Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW
M4 DTM) and Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) followed in sixth,
seventh and eighth positions. Timo Glock (GER) had to be calm with
16th place after an early collision and subsequent
drive-through penalty. As was a box on Saturday, BMW Team RBM
claimed a fastest array stop with Eriksson’s car.


BMW Motorsport, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG were competing in their
100th DTM competition given BMW’s quip in 2012. Farfus and
Spengler have been concerned in each one of those 100 races.


The competition weekend in a Eifel also saw a entrance of a BMW M
Motorsport Days. More than 300 domestic and general guests
gifted a wide-ranging and fantastic programme of events. The
highlights enclosed a BMW M Driving Experience and cab rides on the
Nordschleife in a BMW M5. Visitors also had a possibility to take a
demeanour during a unequivocally special muster car: a BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupé.
The new BMW M Town debate also done a initial coming as partial of
a BMW M Motorsport Days. It also supposing a initial event for
a open to see a new BMW X3 M and a new BMW X4 M.


Reactions to Sunday’s competition during a Nürburgring:


Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“Marco Wittmann did good to pierce adult by a margin currently – and he
was rewarded with a lectern finish. Getting 5 cars into a top
8 is a good outcome for BMW. Of course, after Bruno Spengler
claimed second place on Saturday, we’d have favourite to have surfaced the
podium. However, all in all, we can unequivocally be confident with the
competition weekend here during a Nürburgring. we am unequivocally certain about the
fact that we reached a lectern and scored copiousness of points in the
100th competition given a DTM quip in 2012. Congratulations
are in sequence for René Rast, who put on a good opening this
weekend with a ‘clean sweep’. It was also an sparkling weekend off
track: BMW M Motorsport Days authorised us to disturb visitors from all
over a universe with BMW M. The coming of a BMW M4 DTM on the
Nordschleife on Sunday morning was another highlight. Now we will move
on from a ‘Green Hell’ and start a prudent formulation as we look
brazen with unrestrained to a competition during Spielberg.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“Firstly, interjection to a Nürburgring. It is poetic to explain a podium
finish during a home competition and a 100th competition for BMW. A big
appreciate we to a whole group and to Marco Wittmann, of course. He
gathering a good competition today. We are battling a approach to a front right
now and we will already start looking brazen to a subsequent competition this
evening. We will be giving a all there again. Nonetheless, it was a
good weekend overall. Our friends and family were unequivocally happy.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 9th place, competition result:
5th place, points: 137):  

“Starting from ninth, a design was to pierce adult as distant as
possible. we managed to do that. Of course, we wish to tip a podium
during your team’s home competition though René Rast simply did a good job. We were
a bit out of hold in a early phases. The initial territory of a race
was intensely turbulent. we got into a few wily positions and then
mislaid a place to Paul di Resta. we was afterwards means to work my way
gradually behind up. Of course, everybody benefited from a incident
between Timo Glock and Lucas Auer. Overall, we am totally satisfied
with third place. we gathering a purify competition and was tighten to a lead.”


Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 13th place, competition result:
7th place, points: 48):  

“I am happy with a result. we couldn’t do most some-more than that from
my starting position. We had a good racing gait and a automobile was
using good though we will have to urge in subordinate if we wish to
place improved in a race. Seventh position is OK though we will still
have work to do.”


Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 4th place, competition result:
16th place, points: 119):  

“It is a shame, as we consider a automobile supposing us with a good base. The
start went good and afterwards there was a quarrel with Gary Paffett on the
initial lap. we seem to have been a bit too confident after that with
courtesy to a stratagem opposite Lucas Auer. we misjudged it. Sorry to
Lucas – and contemptible to my guys as well.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“Firstly, congratulations to René Rast on this ideal weekend. He
scored 56 points, that is unequivocally extraordinary. All things
considered, we had a good weekend. In a second race, we got three
cars into a points, finishing fourth, sixth and eighth. There was a
lot going on during a start. we consider we asserted ourselves well. we would
like to appreciate BMW and a group for all a tough work. After Misano,
this represents another step forward. We wish this will continue during Spielberg.”


Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 3rd place, competition result: 8th place,
points: 92):  

“I am unequivocally unequivocally gratified with a subordinate performance. We
were so tighten to stick position, twice. We unequivocally do have to urge in
a race. You always wish to measure some-more points when we start so far
adult a grid. Hopefully we will conduct that during my home competition during Spielberg.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 8th place, competition result: 4th place,
points: 75):

“That was a good chase. The start went good and we were on a pace
in a race. The automobile was not utterly as good as yesterday. we had a few
some-more problems with a change during a competition so we will have to
analyse that, though we consider that we done good swell by relocating adult from
eighth to fourth. we am unequivocally gratified and will take this certain result
with me to a subsequent race.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 10th place, competition result: 6th place,
points: 60):  

“I consider it was a unequivocally good race, a gait was great. The first
army went unequivocally good and a guys did a good pursuit during a array stop:
we were a fastest. Everything went uniformly in a second army too.
we attempted to pass Gary Paffett though it only wasn’t possible. But
relocating adult from tenth to sixth is a good outcome and we scored some
critical points. Overall, it was a good weekend for BMW.”

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