BMW celebrates one-two outcome in Spielberg: Wittmann winning forward of Blomqvist – Six BMW M4 DTMs in a points.

Posted on 22. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Spielberg (AT), 21st May 2016. The 250th competition in BMW’s DTM history
was a successful one: Marco Wittmann (DE) distinguished a lights to flag
feat from stick position in his Red Bull BMW M4 DTM and brought home
BMW’s 70th win in a DTM. Tom Blomqvist (GB) in second place in his
Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM clinched a one-two outcome in Saturday’s competition at
a Red Bull Ring.

While Wittmann and Blomqvist distinguished their successes on the
podium, 4 other BMW drivers were gratified with their points. Timo
Glock (DE, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) finished fourth forward of Martin
Tomczyk (DE, BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM) and Maxime Martin (BE,
SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) in fifth and sixth. Augusto Farfus (BR) in the
Shell BMW M4 DTM also picked adult dual points for ninth.

Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM) crossed a line in 13th, while
António Félix da Costa (PT, BMW M4 DTM) mislaid a lot of time after a
drive-through chastisement and finished a competition in 22nd.

Reactions to a third competition of a 2016 DTM season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “Thank you
unequivocally many for this illusory belated birthday present. It was an
glorious group opening by BMW, we am unapproachable of a guys. After we
put in a unequivocally good opening in qualifying, we were also means to
grasp a glorious outcome in a race. we am unequivocally unapproachable of Marco and Tom,
who brought a one-two outcome home, notwithstanding Edoardo Mortara keeping
adult a vigour right down to a final lap. And a guys behind them
also gathering a illusory race. That was by no means as easy as it might
have looked.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 1st place): “The Red
Bull Ring seems to fit me unequivocally well. It unequivocally does provide me well.
With a stick position and a good start, we laid a substructure for
a win. Nevertheless, it was not easy to say a lead given my
rivals were means to use a DRS. I’m unequivocally happy that it was adequate to
get a win – quite for a team. They warranted this success.”

 

Facts and Figures.

Circuit/length/duration:


Spielberg, 4.326 kilometres, 40 mins and 1 lap

Conditions:


Sunny, 22 degrees Celsius

 

BMW Motorsport results:


#11 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Red Bull BMW
M4 DTM – 1st place

#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM – 2nd place

#16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team RMG, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – 4th place

#100 Martin Tomczyk (DE), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts
M4 DTM – 5th place

#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RBM, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 6th place

#18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team MTEK, Shell BMW M4 DTM – 9th place

#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM – 13th place

#13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M4 DTM –
22nd place

 

Useful information:


BMW distinguished a 70th win in a 250th competition of its
DTM history.

It was Marco Wittmann’s sixth win of his DTM career and initial since
his feat in Zandvoort (NL) in 2015.

Wittmann and Blomqvist clinched a 18th one-two outcome for BMW in
a DTM.

Six of a 8 BMW M4 DTMs done it into a tip ten.

António Félix da Costa was awarded a drive-through chastisement for
overtaking underneath a yellow flag.

Wittmann’s stick position was a 51st for BMW in a DTM story and
a 21st given a lapse in 2012.

Wittmann started from stick position for a sixth time in his DTM
career. It was his initial in a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM.

Two BMW M4 DTMs started from a front quarrel of a grid for a first
time given a second competition in Oschersleben in 2015.

The second subordinate event starts during 12:50 on Sunday. Before that,
a third use event is scheduled for 10:20.

 

2016 competition calendar.

6th -8th May – Hockenheim (DE), 20
th
-22
nd
May – Spielberg (AT), 3rd -5th Jun – Lausitzring
(DE), 24th -26th Jun – Norisring (DE), 15th -17th Jul – Zandvoort
(NL), 19th -21st Aug – Moscow (RU), 9th -11th Sep –
Nürburgring (DE), 23rd -25th Sep – Budapest (HU), 14th -16th
Oct – Hockenheim (DE).

 

More information.

You can find a latest BMW Motorsport media information, the
DTM Press Kit, and copyright-free images for editorial functions online
during www.press.bmwgroup.com/global.

 

BMW Motorsport on a web.

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About a DTM.

The DTM is a many renouned furloughed vehicle array in a world.
The array pits a 3 reward vehicle manufacturers BMW, Audi
and Mercedes-Benz opposite any other in a sporting contest. BMW
fielded a initial works teams from 1984 to 1992, during that time it
claimed 49 competition victories and won a Drivers’ Championship on three
occasions (1984, 1987 and 1989). The manufacturer returned to a DTM
in 2012, given when it has won 7 of a probable twelve titles. 18
races, widespread over 9 weekends, are scheduled for 2016. ARD
broadcasts all a races live. Tickets for all a DTM races are
accessible here: https://tickets.bmw-motorsport.com/index.html

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