BMW claims a 250th lectern finish of the DTM story – Third place for Marco Wittmann in Sunday’s race.

Posted on 11. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Nürburgring (DE), 11th Sep 2016. BMW reached a miracle in
foe 14 of a 2016 DTM season: Marco Wittmann (DE) finished third in
a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM on Sunday to explain a 250th lectern for BMW in
a story of a DTM. The 15 points he perceived for finishing third
were sufficient for Wittmann to say his lead in a Drivers’
Championship. With 4 races remaining, he now has 170 points to his
name and a 33-point lead over Edoardo Mortara (IT, Audi), who won
Sunday’s race.

Bruno Spengler (CA) started from third on a grid, carrying achieved
his best subordinate outcome of a year, and eventually crossed the
finish line in sixth in a BMW Bank M4 DTM after a array of fierce
battles. Tom Blomqvist (GB) also finished in a points, entrance home
eighth in a Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. Because of this, BMW stays in
initial place in a Manufacturers’ Championship with 520 points. BMW
Team RMG continues to lead a organisation competition, now with 228 points.

Maxime Martin (BE, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) narrowly missed out on the
points in 11th. Starting from 19th after a technical emanate in
qualifying, he constructed an considerable fightback in a foe – as did
Martin Tomczyk (DE), who finished 13th in a BMW M Performance Parts
M4 DTM. Timo Glock (DE) spun in a initial dilemma following a collision
that was no error of his own. He forsaken to a behind of a field, but
was means to quarrel his approach behind to 15th.

Augusto Farfus (BR, Shell BMW M4 DTM) was clearly on march for a
points finish after an glorious subordinate performance, yet was then
handed a ten-second stop-and-go chastisement for an “unsafe release” during
his array stop. He hence had to settle for 21st. António Félix da
Costa (PT, BMW M4 DTM) crossed a finish line only brazen of him in 20th.

Reactions to a 14th foe of a 2016 DTM season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “As
expected, it was a tough race. However, we could see that Marco
Wittmann can also keep his haughtiness when a going gets tough. He drove
an intensely intelligent race, used a gait he had and claimed the
third mark on a podium. This was a 250th lectern finish for BMW in
a DTM – that creates this outcome another really special one. As good as
Marco, we also had another dual cars in a tip ten. This was not easy,
given a weight we had on house today. However, we saw a good race
with good manoeuvres. There were also a few nonessential incidents, but
we theory that is partial and parcel of engine racing. All in all, the
weekend went really good for us. Marco tightened his hold on a lead in
a Drivers’ Championship interjection to his win and third place. We are
now looking brazen to an sparkling finale. we consider we leave the
Nürburgring with a really certain outcome and can start scheming for Budapest.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 3rd place): “We done it
onto a lectern again, even yet it was really tighten with Mattias
Ekström during a end. Therefore, we am happy with currently – and unapproachable to
have claimed a miracle lectern for BMW in a DTM. Lucas Auer had a
really good start and we could not find a approach past him though holding too
many risks. Our gait was good, yet we were during a bit of a disadvantage
after a array stop. The antithesis had left a few drivers out to hold
adult a heading group. That authorised Edoardo Mortara to work his way
by to a front and presumably cost me second place. Despite this,
it was a good weekend for me. we won yesterday, and finished third to
explain a mark on a lectern today. That is a good outcome for me and
for BMW Team RMG.”

 

Facts and Figures.

Circuit/length/duration:


Nürburgring, 3.629 kilometres, 60 mins and 1 lap

Conditions:


Light cloud, 24 degrees Celsius

 

BMW Motorsport results:


#11 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Red Bull BMW
M4 DTM – 3rd place

#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM – 6th place

#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM – 8th place

#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RBM, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 11th place

#100 Martin Tomczyk (DE), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts
M4 DTM – 13th place

#16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team RMG, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – 15th place

#13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M4 DTM –
20th place

#18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team MTEK, Shell BMW M4 DTM – 21st place

 

Useful information:


Marco Wittmann claimed BMW’s 250th lectern finish in
a story of a DTM.

This was Wittmann’s 14th DTM lectern given creation his entrance in 2013,
and his fifth of a season.

Wittmann started a foe from second. This is a fifth time this
deteriorate that he has started from a front row.

Third place was Bruno Spengler’s best subordinate outcome of a season.

 

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.

 

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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 foe 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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