Historic feat during Hockenheim: Marco Wittmann and BMW win a initial competition of a new DTM turbo era.

Posted on 05. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim. BMW Motorsport has once again finished DTM history.
Marco Wittmann (GER) of BMW Team RMG took feat in a opening
competition of a 2019 deteriorate during a Hockenheimring (GER) on Saturday, and
with it a initial competition of a new turbo epoch in a DTM. The two-time
champion, during a circle of a Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, constructed a
flawless arrangement in soppy conditions, converting stick position into a
prestigious competition win. This was a 12th feat of Wittmann’s career
and also noted a 82nd time that a BMW has been initial opposite the
DTM finish line. It also represented a ideal start to a 50th
anniversary of BMW Turbo Power in motorsport. 

Timo Glock (GER) finished fourth in a JiVS BMW M4 DTM,
narrowly blank out on another lectern for BMW. He was spun by another
automobile on a opening lap, though fought behind strongly to stand by the
margin one place during a time. BMW visitor Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA)
came home sixth in a Shell BMW M4 DTM to measure points on his debut.
He was followed over a line in seventh place by a BMW Bank M4 DTM
of Bruno Spengler (CAN).

Joel Eriksson (SWE) was 13th in a CATL BMW M4 DTM. A sensor
emanate in a engine periphery prevented Philipp Eng (AUT) from setting
a path time in qualifying, definition he had to start a competition from 17th.
The Austrian eventually came home 14th.

Reactions to a initial DTM competition of a 2019 deteriorate during Hockenheim.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“That is positively awesome. Today we have finished DTM history
again with BMW Motorsport, holding a initial win of a new turbo era.
First a stick position, afterwards feat in a opening competition for Marco
Wittmann – that reminds me a small of a Formula E deteriorate opener
final year, when we also started with a win. we am so unapproachable of a whole
group in Munich – of a teams and a drivers. A outrageous enrich goes
to Marco, who did a pretentious pursuit currently during a front of a field.
We have a tough winter and a tough duration of contrast behind us. To
perform as we have finished here during Hockenheim, and to win a initial race,
is fantastic. The knowledge gained during 50 years of turbo in
motorsport during BMW unequivocally paid dividends. We have built a unequivocally good
engine and put together a clever package, with that we have won at
a initial attempt. There is still a prolonged approach to go in a 2019 season,
though currently we have each reason to celebrate.”

Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“Our group did an implausible pursuit today. Particularly Marco
Wittmann, who was in ideal control of a automobile in subordinate and in
a race. The guys on a array wall, a other drivers, who finished up
positions, and a group that prepared a cars also did a glorious job.
Everyone gave it 110 percent. You have to take your shawl off to them.
Congratulations to BMW Motorsport, who have grown a powerful
engine and a good altogether package. That was a glorious start to a new
turbo era.”

Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
1st, Race: 1st, Drivers’ standings: 1st  28 points):

“This win feels great. First a stick position, afterwards a first
feat of a new turbo era: what an overwhelming start to a season. The
Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM was unusual in a wet. My mechanics and
engineers have finished a marvellous pursuit – as have BMW Motorsport, who
have given me a automobile that was rival from a initial lap. It was an
unimaginable start to a DTM year.”
Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid: 8th, Race:
4th, Drivers’ standings: 4th, 12 points):

“I consider we can be happy with a outcome of a result. It is a
bit unsatisfactory when we demeanour during a gait we had yesterday and
today. We were discerning in a sleet yesterday, and in today’s race. The
usually reason we weren’t as quick in subordinate was since we went out
on a wrong set of tyres once. we had a unequivocally good start and was up
there with a tip five, though was afterwards strike from behind. That forsaken me
good behind down a field. We had good gait during a end, that allowed
us to quarrel a approach behind into a tip five. It showed what could have
been. Congratulations to Marco and a whole group on a win.”

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid: 14th,
Race: 7th, Drivers’ standings: 7th, 6 points):

“The competition was okay. we had a super start. Unfortunately, Timo was
spun in front of me, that caused me to remove some time on a approach out
of spin two. Despite that, climbing from 14th to seventh is a good
outcome and we scored some good points. Congratulations to Marco on his
win. After all a tough work over a winter, a group some-more than
deserves that. Seventh place is fine for me. If we had stopped a little
later, we competence have been means to do even improved though that is alright.
We are now branch a courtesy to tomorrow.”
Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“Firstly, congratulations to BMW. It is apparently illusory to
win a initial competition with a new turbo engine. Our rookie, Sheldon van
der Linde, had a good debut, finishing sixth and scoring his first
points. In a box of Philipp Eng, we were able, after a prolonged time
looking, to find a reason for a technical issues. That meant he
was during slightest means to start a race. However, a plan did not
eventually compensate off for him or Joel Eriksson.”

Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 7th, Race: 6th, Drivers’ standings: 6th, 8 points):

“The day could frequency have left improved for me. we could never
have dreamed of scoring points as a rookie in my initial DTM race. I
have a illusory group behind me. Everyone has been unequivocally helpful. The
automobile was unequivocally good in a race. Congratulations to Marco and BMW on a win.”

Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid: no time,
Race: 14th, Drivers’ standings: 15th, 0 points):

“That was a tough day. we can usually appreciate my guys, who were
prudent in their hunt for a emanate on my automobile – and found it. I
wish things run some-more uniformly tomorrow.”

Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid: 9th,
Race: 13th, Drivers’ standings: 14th, 0 points):

“That was not a good competition for me. The start was good, though after
that we struggled with a car. we could not unequivocally push. We have a bit
of work forward of us now to come behind stronger tomorrow.
Congratulations to Marco on his win.”

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