BMW M Motorsport kicks off a second half of a 2018 DTM deteriorate during Brands Hatch.

Posted on 06. Aug, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. After a brief summer break, BMW M Motorsport and the
BMW DTM teams now lapse for a second half of a 2018 DTM season.
The DTM is behind during Brands Hatch in a south of England for the
sixth of a 10 competition weekends. The iconic circuit in a county of
Kent hosted a furloughed automobile array between 2006 and 2013. Back then,
however, a shorter Indy various was used, since this year’s
races will be hold on a 3.908-kilometre Grand Prix circuit. Most
of a drivers are as nonetheless unknown with this layout, with the
difference of BMW drivers Augusto Farfus (BRA), who won on a longer
circuit in a FIA World Touring Car Championship (FIA WTCC), and
BMW DTM rookie Philipp Eng (AUT), who knows a lane from his time
in GT racing. BMW raced in a DTM during Brands Hatch in 2012 and 2013,
with Bruno Spengler (CAN) finishing on a lectern on both occasions.

 

The report for Brands Hatch is some-more compress than during other DTM race
weekends with a on-track movement being dense into dual days. The
cars initial take to a lane on Saturday morning in dual giveaway practice
sessions. These are followed by subordinate and thereafter a initial of the
dual races starts during 13:30 internal time (14:30 CEST). Sunday, as usual,
facilities a third giveaway practice, second subordinate and, during 13:30
internal time, competition two.

 

Timo Glock (GER), of BMW Team RMG, is now a best-placed BMW
motorist in a altogether standings: he lies third with 101 points. His
team-mate Marco Wittmann (GER) is fourth with 98 points to his name.

 

Quotes brazen of a DTM races during Brands Hatch.

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“We are unequivocally looking brazen to a DTM returning to Brands Hatch.
We used a brief lane there in 2012 and 2013 and Bruno Spengler
finished on a lectern in second place both times. Naturally, it would
be good if we could finish one step aloft on a lectern this time
yet a prolonged Grand Prix Circuit is new turf for many. We need to
wait and see who can adjust to a conditions a quickest and get the
best set-up for a start to a weekend. Brands Hatch is a place with
a prolonged story of motorsport. It is good to be means to offer the
extraordinary English fans DTM movement once again.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal BMW Team RMG):

“We are unequivocally vehement about returning to Brands Hatch. The Grand Prix
Circuit has a unequivocally engaging blueprint and a cards are reshuffled at
what is an unknown lane for many. Prior to a summer mangle we
scored good points with all 3 drivers in Zandvoort. Without the
incidents we had, it could have been an even improved weekend for us. We
are now looking to behind this adult in a second half of a season. The
idea is to measure as many points as probable in each competition and try to
continue a run of victories and podiums that we started a deteriorate with.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – 4th place in a altogether standings, points: 98):

“In my rookie year in 2013, Brands Hatch was a second DTM competition I
ever gathering in. Sure, we were on a shorter blueprint behind then, yet I
finished fourth and so have lustful memories of a circuit. we am pleased
that a DTM is returning to England and am looking brazen to the
longer circuit, that we have not nonetheless driven. we wish we will be among
a front-runners again there and, in particular, that we can put some
vigour on Mercedes.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
16th place in a altogether standings, points: 22):

“Brands Hatch is a enchanting place. It is another old-style circuit and
we have a lot of good memories. we can’t wait to get there. The British
continue is unpredictable; it can be 30 degrees or reduction 5 yet we am
unequivocally looking brazen to it. It will be a good Aug for me as
initial we have a DTM races during Brands Hatch and thereafter we head
true to a FIA World Endurance Championship turn during Silverstone.
Two good marks and dual good events. And after Zandvoort we can
design to do good during Brands Hatch, too.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
3rd place in a altogether standings, points: 101):

“I have usually ever driven on a brief circuit during Brands Hatch. we am
unequivocally vehement about a longer blueprint – and a unequivocally compress and
parsimonious schedule. we am looking brazen to pushing in England again and
wish that we get a lot of English fans during a circuit. We will work
tough to safeguard that we have another good weekend there.”

 

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal BMW Team RBM):

“Our group knows a prolonged Grand Prix Circuit during Brands Hatch from our
time in a FIA WTCC. However, this believe will usually assistance us to a
certain degree. Our charge is now to find a ideal set-up as quickly
as probable for a BMW M4 DTM during this perfectionist circuit. Brands Hatch
is a genuine classic. You can clarity a British motorsport tradition in
each corner. We are looking brazen to a good competition weekend to kick
off a second half of a season.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM –
10th place in a altogether standings, points: 43):

“I have never driven on a longer circuit during Brands Hatch; we only
know a shorter Indy track. As such, it will be a new plea for
me and we will initial have to familiarize myself with a blueprint yet I
have lustful memories of Brands Hatch, as we have stood on a podium
there in a past. It is a fascinating circuit – during least, a partial I
know is. With a ascending and downhill sections, a lane reminds me a
small of Zandvoort. The atmosphere during Brands Hatch is glorious and the
English fans are great. As such, we am unequivocally looking brazen to a weekend.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
7th place in a altogether standings, points: 67):

“I know a prolonged blueprint during Brands Hatch from final year, when we drove
a BMW M6 GT3 there in a Blancpain GT Series. we won my initial race
in Formula 2 there in 2003 and combined a second win in 2010 – so we know
a lane good and wish that will assistance me. Brands Hatch is like a mini
Nürburgring-Nordschleife. When we leave a Grand Prix Circuit, you
feel as yet we are pushing on a opposite track, generally in the
woods during a behind of a circuit where we need copiousness of bravery when
we come to a quick right-hander during a finish of a prolonged straight.
There are a lot of blind corners, utterly in a second sector.
However, we consider it will be good fun for us and a spectators.”

 

Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – 14th
place in a altogether standings, points: 27):

“It is going to be unequivocally tough for me as we will expostulate on a track
for a initial time ever and according to what other drivers contend it
seems to be utterly challenging. It won’t be easy yet we have been in
identical situations many times before and we like challenges. In
addition, we consider that a lane is good fun to expostulate so we am really
looking brazen to it.”

 

Media Schedule.

 

Friday, 10th August

14:00-14:30 CEST, ITR press discussion with Augusto Farfus, Media Centre

 

Saturday, 11th August

15:50-16:00 CEST, Mixed Zone with all BMW drivers, Media Centre

 

Sunday, 12th August

15:50-16:00 CEST, Mixed Zone with all BMW drivers, Media Centre

 

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