Five BMW M4 DTMs in a points on Sunday during Hockenheim.

Posted on 05. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim. Five of a 6 BMW drivers finished in a points
in competition dual of a 2019 DTM mellow during Hockenheim (GER). Philipp Eng
(AUT) came home fourth in a ZF BMW M4 DTM, carrying started from
stick position for a second time in his career. He was followed
over a finish line by Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM), Timo
Glock (GER, JiVS BMW M4 DTM), Saturday’s leader Marco Wittmann (GER,
Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM) and Joel Eriksson (CATL BMW M4 DTM) in fifth,
sixth, eighth and tenth places respectively. Only Sheldon outpost der
Linde (RSA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) missed out on a top-ten finish after
he, like Wittmann, was spun by a antithesis car. Victory went to Audi
motorist René Rast.

The second competition of a year featured an early reserve automobile period,
after that tyre government played a pivotal role. Two races into a new
season, two-time champion Wittmann tops a Drivers’ Championship with
34 points after his feat and stick position on Saturday. In the
Manufacturers Championship, BMW is now second with 93 points,
behind Audi (110). The DTM now heads to Zolder (BEL) on 18th/19th May
for races 3 and 4 of a 2019 season.

Reactions to a second DTM competition of a 2019 mellow during Hockenheim.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“The opening weekend of a new DTM positively creates we hungry
for more. After a soppy competition and a feat on Saturday, spectators
were treated to glorious racing again today. Given a clever qualifying
result, with stick position for Philipp Eng, positions 4 to 6 are
not indispensably a outcome we were anticipating for. The reserve car
unequivocally did not assistance us and dual of a drivers were spun. That
prevented us from executing a plan ideally and meant that we
had to react. In contrast, some of a rivals were means to benefit
behind a reserve car. For example, René Rast fundamentally had a free
stop and a event to cut aggressively by a margin on
uninformed tyres. That was not an choice from a positions we were in. It
is now transparent that tyre government will unequivocally be an important
concentration this year. Audi did a good pursuit today. Compliments to Aston
Martin too. They also put on a good uncover here. Our drivers all fought
tough today. That was distant from easy on their tyres towards a finish of
a race. We will now take a minute demeanour during that. We can still take
a lot of positives from a initial weekend. The win on Saturday was
fantastic, we scored copiousness of points, and all 6 cars finished
again. That is something we can build on. After a races in a DTM
and WEC, BMW still has a IMSA competition in Mid-Ohio this weekend. We are
channel a fingers for BMW Team RLL.”

Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“Generally speaking, we are happy that all 3 cars finished
in a points again on Sunday, after such a bustling opening weekend. On
a other hand, we have to contend that a series of incidents unequivocally cost
us a lot of points in today’s race. Marco quickly forsaken behind to last
place, though fought behind to finish eighth. Today could have been better
for us. All in all, we can usually contend a large appreciate we to everyone. After
yesterday’s victory, we are all rarely encouraged for a entrance races.”

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid: 14th,
Race: 5th, Drivers’ standings: 7th, 16 points):

“In general, that was a good race. Unfortunately, we suffered
some wheelspin, that meant we got off to a bad start, though we was able
to recover. we afterwards had good gait in a initial stint, as we did during the
start of a second stint. However, a tyres afterwards started to
deteriorate. Despite that, a array stop plan was mark on.
Ultimately, a antithesis was simply stronger late on in a race,
and we was incompetent to keep them behind me. Fifth place is good. We
scored profitable points for BMW yesterday and today.”

Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid: 6th, Race:
6th, Drivers’ standings: 6th, 20 points):

“I was third after a start and had good pace. After the
re-start, there was some hit with Bruno Spengler. After that, the
gait was no longer there. Maybe a lane was no longer okay, or
something was broken. It is a shame, since there was some-more in it for us.”

Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
2nd, Race: 8th, Drivers’ standings: 1st  34 points):

“I did not make a good start. Exactly what we insincere would
happen, did occur – doing divided with a handbrake has finished a start
some-more difficult. It worked good yesterday, though not today. we mislaid a few
places early on. The re-start was a bit chaotic. Then we was spun in
a hairpin and finished adult last. That was frustrating. We opted for an
early array stop, to make adult some positions. We managed that, interjection to
a good pace. However, when we stop that early, we have no chance
during a end. All a same, we did conduct to finish eighth and collect up
points. It is a shame, since we had a gait to be right adult there
today. On a whole, it has still been a really good start to a season.”

Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“It was an sparkling race. We saw a new DTM – with push-to-pass
and DRS. And we during slightest managed to measure some points. Unfortunately,
we had this incident, that resulted in a reserve automobile creation an
appearance. After that, a competition grown rather differently to what
we have gifted in a past. In a end, Philipp Eng finished
fourth, that is a good result. We also finished in a points with
Joel Eriksson. Sheldon outpost der Linde had a shop-worn automobile after the
start. After that, we attempted something opposite with a array stop that
did not eventually get us any points. We will now demeanour brazen and are
looking brazen to a home race.”

Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid: 1st, Race:
4th, Drivers’ standings: 8th, 15 points):

“The stick position was really important. It did a whole team
good after a past dual days, that were not easy. we would have liked
to have finished on a podium, though came adult only short. We were a bit
detrimental during a array stop, when Nico Müller, with whom we was battling
for position, came out brazen of us. Other than that, however, it was a
flawless competition from a whole team.”

Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid: 9th,
Race: 10th, Drivers’ standings: 14th, 1 point):

“It was not easy today. we did make a good start, though a opening
path was afterwards tough again. we was means to make adult a few positions,
interjection to a reserve car. However, over a march of a competition we
struggled with tyre wear. We have a bit of task to do, though we will
get that finished by Zolder.”

Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 10th, Race: 14th, Drivers’ standings: 10th, 8 points):

“To be honest, I’m not happy during all. we trust we had the
intensity to finish in a points again today. However, we was spun by
Jamie Green during a re-start after a reserve automobile period. we could do
positively zero about it. Our automobile was shop-worn after that and we had
no possibility anymore.”

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