First stop outward Germany: BMW teams continue a 2017 DTM deteriorate in Budapest.

Posted on 13. Jun, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. After a initial longer mangle in a 2017 DTM calendar,
a BMW teams and drivers are now scheming for a fifth and sixth
races of a season. Both races will take place on a tight
Hungaroring, usually outward Budapest (HUN), a Hungarian capital.
Marco Wittmann (GER) claimed a feat there on his approach to a 2014
DTM title.

 

The situation:
Timo Glock (GER) has 25 points
after 4 races out of 18 and is now a best-placed BMW
deputy in a drivers’ championship. Wittmann, Maxime Martin
(BEL), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and Tom Blomqvist (GBR) have all scored
points in 2017. BMW is now in third position in the
manufacturers’ standings, with 64 points. Mercedes leads the
championship with 187 points.

After a DTM competition during a Lausitzring (GER), a 6 BMW drivers
competed in a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring (GER). Wittmann,
Blomqvist and Augusto Farfus (BRA), together with Martin Tomczyk
(GER), reached fourth place altogether in a #42 BMW M6 GT3 from a BMW
Team Schnitzer. Martin and Spengler reached tenth and eleventh
positions with their teams.

Glock had a honour of fluttering a checkered dwindle for a tip cars at
a 24-hour competition – including a #98 BMW M6 GT3 in second place.

 

The expectations:

 

BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt: “After the
DTM events in Hockenheim and during a Lausitzring, followed by the
successful 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring, we were means to postponement for
breath. Now we have a DTM races in Budapest. This is a initial stop
outward Germany this year. Although we have not managed to win any of
a initial few races of a season, we still feel a BMW M4 DTM is
able of winning. Our categorical concentration is now on ensuring that we
consistently feat this potential, not usually in subordinate though also
in a races themselves, so permitting us to grasp a kind of
formula we are after. That is a concentration for a Budapest weekend.“

 

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “Our
group used a final few weeks to take a breather and accumulate strength
after a complete pre-season credentials proviso and a bustling start to
a season. We also worked concurrently on analysing a performance
in a races, to assistance us modify a subordinate formula into good race
results. We wish that a credentials for a severe circuit in
Budapest will uncover that we are creation progress.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – 60 races, 8 wins,
16 podiums, 8 stick positions, 541 points, 2 Drivers’ titles):
“I unequivocally like a Hungaroring. It has a lot of tricky
corners and is a large plea for drivers. we won there in 2014 and
have some good memories. we will also prolonged remember my spectacular
start there final year and a conflict with Edoardo Mortara. This year,
we need to urge a competition gait and put a opponents underneath pressure.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#15, Shell BMW M4 DTM – 70 races, 4 wins, 12
podiums, 5 stick positions, 345 points):
“In my opinion,
Budapest is one of a many pleasing cities in Europe. Thanks to the
comparatively new asphalt, this is a good circuit to expostulate on, even if
overtaking is difficult. It’s about time for me to have a successful
DTM weekend. we am confident that it will occur in Budapest.”

 

Timo Glock (#16, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – 60 races, 3 wins,
6 podiums, 2 stick positions, 238 points):
“Budapest is
always a prominence for me and we have always accessible good results
there. we claimed my initial Formula 1 lectern during a Hungaroring. We
gathering quick in a DTM there final year. we had a lot of fun during a Big
Show Run on 1st May and we wish that we got copiousness of fans looking
brazen to a DTM weekend. we unequivocally demeanour brazen to a Hungarian
fans who come to a lane each time we am here. They have always
given me good support.”

 

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM): “We had
good formula during a Lausitzring with Maxime Martin and we are
coming a subsequent DTM races during a Hungaroring full of motivation.
This season, a drivers have shown over and again in subordinate that
they are good adequate for a tip positions. We are now operative tough to
spin these good grid positions into good competition results.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7, BMW Bank BMW M4 DTM – 143 races, 14 wins,
45 podiums, 17 stick positions, 760 points, 1 Drivers’ title):
“The Hungaroring is one of a many technically challenging
tracks, constantly switching between slow, medium-paced and fast
corners. Drivers always have something to combine on and don’t
have any possibility to take a mangle though it is good fun to drive. I
reached a lectern in 2014 and we unequivocally suffer a atmosphere in
Budapest and during a Hungaroring.”

 

Tom Blomqvist (#31, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM – 40 races,
1 win, 5 podiums, 1 stick position, 174 points):
“Budapest
is one of a highlights of a DTM season: it’s a good circuit, the
fans are glorious and there is always a good uncover put on around the
race. The Hungaroring stays a comparatively new further to a race
calendar and is a acquire diversion for a drivers. The lane is
generally good to expostulate in DTM cars. We seem to be really clever in
subordinate this year. we wish that we can get a good grid position and
afterwards urge a gait in a race.”

 

Maxime Martin (#36, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 50 races, 2 wins, 6
podiums, 2 stick positions, 248 points):
“I have fond
memories of scoring a initial DTM points of my career during the
Hungaroring in 2014. we like a circuit and we consider that it is well
matched to a BMW M4 DTM. Let’s see if that is still a box with the
new regulations. In any case, we am looking brazen to a weekend and
a Hungarian fans, who adore their motorsport.”

 

The history:

So far, there have been 5 DTM races during a Hungaroring. Marco
Wittmann combined his name to a list of winners in 2014, celebrating a
start-finish win from stick position. Bruno Spengler also reached the
podium, finishing in third place. Last season, António Félix da Costa
(POR) was a usually BMW motorist to strech a tip 3, doing so in the
second race. The lane is 4.381 kilometres in length and was non-stop in 1986.

 

The media schedule:

 

Thursday 15th June

11:00-12:00, ITR Press Conference with Augusto Farfus, Gundel
Restaurant, Budapest

 

Saturday 17th June

16:55-17:05, churned section interviews with all BMW drivers, Media Center

 

Sunday 18th June

09:15-09:45, talk event with BMW Motorsport Director Jens
Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Hospitality

17:25-17:35, churned section interviews with all BMW drivers, Media Center

 

The service:

BMW Motorsport will offer an innovative Chatbot use for
reporters for a initial time in a 2017 DTM season. This allows
users to accept a latest information directly to their smartphone
around WhatsApp Messenger. The information accessible includes driver
statistics, statements and photos. You can register for a BMW
Motorsport Chatbot during a following link: http://bit.ly/BMW_Motorsport_Media_Broadcast

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