Back on a podium: second place for BMW Team RMG motorist Marco Wittmann during a Lausitzring.

Posted on 20. May, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Lausitzring. Another BMW motorist distinguished on a lectern after
a fourth competition of a 2018 DTM season: after 34 laps, Marco
Wittmann (GER) crossed a finishing line in second place in a BMW
Driving Experience M4 DTM. The two-time champion was 1.427 seconds
behind leader Gary Paffett (GBR, Mercedes). Timo Glock (GER)
finished fifth in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, maintaining his top
position in a drivers’ standings with 72 points from 4 races.
In qualifying, Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) had celebrated
a initial stick position of his DTM career though had to be calm with
seventh position in a race. Joel Eriksson (SWE) was also in the
points, finishing ninth.

 

Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell
BMW M4 DTM) however leave a Lausitz though scoring any some-more points
in a altogether standings. They crossed a line in 15th and
16th positions.

 

Reactions from Sunday’s competition during a Lausitzring:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“The DTM and Formula E on a same weekend – and only 140 kilometres
apart: That was a first. The races in Berlin and during a Lausitzring
unequivocally showed a abyss of motorsport coverage that BMW has. In the
capital, fans watched a stirring BMW BMW i Berlin E-Prix. The two
fascinating DTM races saw us tip adult a points and applaud three
lectern finishes. It was good that Timo Glock was means to urge his
altogether lead and it was positively an eventful weekend for BMW M
Motorsport and BMW i Motorsport.”

 

Rudolf Dittrich (General Manager BMW Motorsport Vehicle Development):

“All a cars were within one second of one another in qualifying,
that shows only how tighten a margin is. The changes to a track
blueprint paid off and we saw some-more stirring races and good battles
here. It was a unequivocally good weekend altogether for Philipp. He was on the
lectern yesterday and got his initial stick position today. It was a shame
that he wasn’t means to spin that good starting position into a better
outcome though he will be means to learn a lot from this race. In the
second half of a race, Marco was a fastest out there. He worked
his approach by a margin unequivocally good and fought tough for that podium
spot. Timo also finished adult a few places to measure some critical points.
We had 5 drivers in a tip 10 yesterday, and 4 today. That’s a
good altogether outcome for BMW. We have got copiousness of movement going into
Budapest. Congratulations are also due to Gary Paffett and Mercedes on
a win today.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“I am gay for Marco. We never let ourselves get distracted. We
reacted in a right instruction here and were means to exercise a lot
of things that we schooled from a initial races. Marco was means to read
a competition perfectly, and reacted ideally in a automobile too. That helped
him to pierce adult dual places in this parsimonious field. Timo also had a great
race. His design was to measure some points and that is only what we
did. As distant as Augusto is concerned, we will have to see what happened today.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 4th place, competition result:
2nd place, points: 26):

“I am unequivocally satisfied. We had a good competition pace, we was means to
conflict Philipp early on and pass him. After that, we was going
spin as good as Pascal. We had indeed designed on interlude on the
same path as him though we only motionless to do it differently. we stayed out
one path longer and hoped to stay forward of him. we indeed managed to
do that. After a array stop, we beheld right divided that we could go on
a conflict again. we got closer to Gary with any path though there just
weren’t adequate laps in a race. Nonetheless, this second place does
feel a bit like a win.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 12th place, competition result:
16th place, points: 2):

“Unfortunately, we didn’t have a right hold this weekend and we
didn’t find a right balance. It was only one prolonged struggle. We have
to do a task now and urge for a competition in Hungary.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 10th place, competition result:
5th place, points: 72):

“That was a tough conflict currently from tenth place to fifth. we think
that was a best we could do. Everyone behind us was on an aggressive
strategy. That meant that they could get forward of me so we mislaid a lot
of DRS early on. Looking during it like that, we am confident with fifth
place. we am happy for Marco. We put on a good group opening today.
If we could expostulate freely, we would be right adult there in terms of speed.”

 

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“Philipp Eng constructed a good opening in qualifying. He gathering his
quick path on a initial run. That is unusual though a competition was then
a challenge. The DRS plays an critical purpose during this circuit. If you
have to go on a defensive from a initial turn, it can get difficult.
However, it is transparent that we are creation good swell with every
race. We have dual rookies in a group and both of them were in the
points today, so we are unequivocally happy with that. We attempted out another
plan with Bruno. Sadly, that didn’t work out so well.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 1st place, competition result: 7th place,
points: 26):

“Expectations change when we start from stick position. That was
unequivocally a formidable race. we got all right during a start. After
a start, we wanted to lift divided a bit. we managed to do that but
things got formidable once a others were in a DRS window. In
general, we had a unequivocally successful weekend. All told, third place
yesterday, and stick position and a seventh place currently were great.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 11th place, competition result: 15th place,
points: 23):

“We mislaid a few points today. Our plan only wasn’t utterly right and
we stopped too late. That was annoying. Now we are concentrating on
Budapest. we wish to get behind in a points there.”

 

Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 7th place, competition result: 9th place,
points: 15):

“My gait during a competition was unequivocally good. we started good and the
initial path was excellent. Unfortunately, we mislaid a few places while the
lads in front of me were battling away. we got shoved off a lane a
integrate of times too. we could have finished better. We will lift on pushing.”

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