Another lectern for BMW during a Hungaroring: Maxime Martin finishes third on Sunday after a clever catch-up race.

Posted on 18. Jun, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Hungaroring. The BMW teams had another lectern to celebrate
after Sunday’s foe during a Hungaroring (HUN). After Timo Glock (GER)
and Bruno Spengler (CAN) had finished second and third on Saturday,
Maxime Martin (BEL) finished third on Sunday. He achieved a
illusory catch-up from a behind of a grid. Martin pitted after
a initial path and done adult 15 places during a march of a race
interjection to this adventurous tactic. The BMW Team RBM motorist distinguished his
initial lectern of a season. After his success a day before, Glock
finished seventh, creation him a usually BMW motorist to collect adult points
in both of a weekend’s races. Marco Wittmann (GER) was detrimental on
Sunday: The DTM champion started from a front quarrel of a grid
after subordinate in second place, and was in sixth place when he was
forced to retire shortly before a finish of a race.

 

Qualifying:
Marco Wittmann (Red Bull BMW M4 DTM)
hold a best time for most of a 20-minute session, before René Rast
(GER, Audi) overtook him shortly before a end. However, second place
saw a reigning DTM champion start from a front quarrel for a first
time this season. His personal best time of 1:34.803 mins was just
0.063 seconds slower than a stick time. Timo Glock (DEUTSCHE POST BMW
M4 DTM), Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) and Tom Blomqvist
(GBR, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM) also done it into a tip 10 in
eighth, ninth and tenth. Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Maxime
Martin (SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) started a sixth foe of a deteriorate from
17th and 18th on a grid.

 

The race:

Marco Wittmann forsaken behind a position during a start and was in third
place going into a initial turn. Maxime Martin started from a back
of a grid and opted for a same devise that Bruno Spengler used
on Saturday. He done an early array stop after a initial lap. This
tactic paid off interjection to consistently quick path times. As a other
drivers pitted during a march of a race, Martin changed adult the
margin position by position, finale adult in third place. He shielded this
position opposite Nico Müller (SUI, Audi) down to a finish. Making up
15 places saw Martin finish on a lectern for a initial time this
season. Wittmann wasn’t utterly means to keep adult with a gait of the
frontrunners for a whole foe since a polystyrene partial blocked
his cooler, withdrawal him to conflict with increasing oil temperatures.
Despite this handicap, he was safely in a points in sixth place
until shortly before a finish of a race, when his automobile overheated and
forced him to finish his foe early. After finishing second on Saturday,
Timo Glock finished seventh. Augusto Farfus, Tom Blomqvist and Bruno
Spengler crossed a finish line in 12th, 13th
and 14th.

 

The reactions:

 

BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt: “Like on
Saturday, a assertive devise with a unequivocally early array stop by
Maxime Martin gave us a lectern on Sunday. I’m unequivocally happy after the
bad fitness that he had this weekend adult to that point. Congratulations to
a whole team, who once again did an superb job. Compared with
yesterday, we softened a opening of a car. we feel unequivocally bad
for Marco Wittmann with his late retirement. A polystyrene partial got
tangled in a cooling channel of his automobile during a race. The miss of
cooling atmosphere meant that he had permanent problems with temperatures.
Unfortunately, he was forced to lapse a overheated automobile to the
garage. Overall, we got a best out of this weekend with 3 podium
positions. But we need to keep operative on a coherence of all the
BMWs and move a opening of a cars closer together and
brace this during a best level. We will work tough on this,
focussing on a races during a Norisring with a special features.
Congratulations to René Rast on his initial DTM win.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (team principal, BMW Team RMG): “Timo
did a good pursuit and was means to deflect off a foe well. Marco
picked adult a polystyrene partial from a pile-up separator during a race,
that got stranded in front of a cooler. This meant that a automobile had a
high oil heat around a race, that eventually forced
Marco to retire from a race. Now we need to check what happened
exactly. And we need to analyse since Augusto didn’t have a pace.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
2nd, foe result: 17th place – 62 races, 8
wins, 16 podiums, 8 stick positions, 547 points, 2 Drivers’ titles):
“After subordinate we was unequivocally happy with a second place on
a grid. Ultimately, a opening was good, usually a drivers who
stopped on a initial path were means to pass us. That was a better
devise here, and cost us dual places. However, it was utterly comfortable in
a automobile after a array stop, and we didn’t unequivocally know what was causing
that to start with. In a end, it incited out that polystyrene got
stranded in a right-hand atmosphere duct. The automobile eventually gave adult the
ghost, nonetheless it battled for a prolonged time. That was unequivocally frustrating
and unsatisfactory for us.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#15, Shell BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
9th, foe result: 12th place – 72 races, 4
wins, 12 podiums, 5 stick positions, 345 points):
“The
trade was unequivocally complicated and we usually couldn’t do any more. It is really
frustrating since we wanted to improve. We were incompetent to. Now we
need to analyse what went wrong and how we can improve.”

 

Timo Glock (#16, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
8th, foe result: 7th place – 62 races, 3
wins, 7 podiums, 2 stick positions, 262 points):
“Overall,
my speed was good and we was means to keep adult with a gait of a other
drivers well. But as shortly as we was tighten adequate to a automobile in front, I
mislaid hold on a front axle. That was a restricting cause for me
today. It meant that a tyres wore down some-more quickly. But ultimately
it is critical that we were means to collect adult a few points. We can be
happy with that. It was utterly sour for Marco, who retired
right in front of me. Congratulations to René Rast on his initial win.”

 

Bart Mampaey (team principal, BMW Team RBM): “I think
a lectern success was a outcome of several factors. If we have to
start from a behind of a grid, we have to take action. Maxime was
means to make adult several positions on a unequivocally initial lap. Then the
whole group did a illusory array stop. Ultimately, Maxime had a right
gait and adequate space. The other drivers attempted to react, though it was
too late. That was one aspect of a race, a other was tyre
management. Maxime managed to make a tyres final for a whole race.
His opening was illusory on a final 10 laps in particular, and
he roughly held Mattias Ekström. It was great. Thanks to a whole
group for a shining opening and a tough work. We really
deserved this result.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7, BMW Bank BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
17th, foe result: 14th place – 145 races, 14
wins, 46 podiums, 17 stick positions, 775 points, 1 Drivers’ title):
“Many things didn’t utterly go according to devise today.
Unfortunately, a devise in subordinate didn’t work out, that is
since we had to start from approach down a field. You need to take risks
from a position like that. That worked for us yesterday. But currently I
didn’t consider that it would work twice in a row. Which is since we played
it safe. In a end, we were usually means to get 14th place.”

 

Tom Blomqvist (#31, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM – Grid
position: 10th, foe result: 13th place – 42
races, 1 win, 5 podiums, 1 stick position, 174 points):
“It
usually wasn’t my race. we mislaid a few places during a start. After that it
went utterly well, though a devise didn’t work today. Then we had an
occurrence during a array stop. We weren’t means to make adult a deficit.
But during slightest we done it to a finish line after a few hapless retirements.”

 

Maxime Martin (#36, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
18th, foe result: 3rd place – 52 races, 2
wins, 7 podiums, 2 stick positions, 263 points):
“That was a
tough race. We didn’t have anything to remove starting from a behind of
a grid. Which is since we attempted something different, and we pushed hard
right from a start, to try and get as most out of a foe as
possible. My group did a illusory pursuit with a tyres. They lasted to
a finish and we was means to unequivocally put my feet down. That was a good
response to yesterday.”

 

The standings:

 

Drivers: 1. René Rast (70 points), 2. Lucas Auer
(69), 3. Jamie Green (65), 4. Mattias Ekström (62), 5. Gary Paffett
(54), 6. Mike Rockenfeller (54), 7. Timo Glock (49),
8. Paul di Resta (45), 9. Robert Wickens (42), 10. Nico
Müller (33), 11. Maxime Martin (32), 12. Marco Wittmann (24),
13. Edoardo Mortara (21), 14. Bruno Spengler (17),
15. Maro Engel (3), 16. Tom Blomqvist (2), 17.
Augusto Farfus (0),
18. Loic Duval (0).

 

Teams: 1. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (135 points), 2.
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes me (96), 3. Audi Sport Team Abt
Sportsline (95), 4. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT (90), 5. Audi Sport
Team Phoenix (54), 6. BMW Team RMR (51), 7. BMW Team RBM (49),
8. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy (48),
9. BMW Team RMG (24).

 

Manufacturers: 1. Audi (284 points), 2. Mercedes
(234), 3. BMW (124).

 

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