Impressive second place for Philipp Eng in Sunday’s competition during Misano.

Posted on 09. Jun, 2019 by in BMW Canada

This was Eng’s third lectern outcome of a year, and the
290thin a story of a furloughed automobile array for BMW. In
total, 4 BMW drivers finished in a tip ten. Joel Eriksson (SWE)
was sixth in a CATL BMW M4 DTM, while Bruno Spengler (CAN) finished the
competition eighth in a BMW Bank M4 DTM. Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA, Shell
BMW M4 DTM) followed him home in ninth.

 

Wittmann and Timo Glock (GER) both reached a unequivocally special milestone
during Misano on Sunday. Both drivers were starting the
100thDTM competition of their careers. The dual BMW drivers both
finished their entrance in a furloughed automobile array during a opening turn of the
2013 deteriorate during Hockenheim and have given driven both a BMW M3 DTM
and a BMW M4 DTM. Wittmann has 13 wins, 12 stick positions and two
DTM titles to his name. Glock has cumulative 5 stick positions and
climbed onto a tip step of a lectern on 5 times to date.
However, a 100thrace came to a beforehand finish for both
Wittmann and Glock. Wittmann crashed out following a collision on lap
one, for that he was in no approach to blame. Technical issues forced
Glock to retire in a JiVS BMW M4 DTM.

 

Reactions to a sixth DTM competition of a 2019 deteriorate during Misano.

 

Rudolf Dittrich (General Manager BMW Motorsport Vehicle Development): 

“All in all, it has been a weekend of highs and lows. The highlight
was apparently Marco Wittmann’s feat on Saturday, when he launched a
overwhelming fightback from final on a grid to take a sensational
victory. And Philipp Eng’s considerable opening on Sunday, with some
good overtaking manoeuvres and good tyre management, was also a great
announcement for a DTM. However, we also struggled with some issues
during Misano. Our opening in both subordinate sessions was not ideal.
Furthermore, Wittmann and Timo Glock were both forced out of their
100thDTM competition distant too early on Sunday. Marco was
unnecessarily wiped out in a early stages of a race. Timo had to
lapse to a garage with technical issues early on. We would have
favourite a conflicting outcome for both of them in their miracle race. In
total, however, we had 5 cars in a tip 10 on Saturday and four
on Sunday. That is a important result. Congratulations to Nico
Müller and Audi on their win.”

 

Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“It was an sparkling competition – a initial in dry conditions yet a
reserve car. Given a grid positions, we did not indispensably design to
make so most swell in a race. As such, we am unequivocally happy with the
result, a lectern for Philipp Eng, and a good points transport for the
championship. Joel Eriksson also climbed by a margin to finish
sixth. Sheldon outpost der Linde did a super-long army and also finished it
into a points. Well done, guys!”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
9th, Race: 2nd, Drivers’ standings:
2nd, 83 points):

“I am impossibly unapproachable of everyone. There is no pledge that you
can finish runner-up from ninth place on a grid. As such, we am
unequivocally happy with a result. We did all right. In hindsight, I
could presumably have pushed a small earlier, as my tyres were in good
condition. Then we could have pounded Nico Müller. However, he was
substantially too distant in front. We contingency demeanour to see either my DRS was
operative scrupulously all a time. Otherwise, we could presumably have done
even better. On a whole, however, we am intensely happy.”

 

Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid:
8th, Race: 6th, Drivers’ standings:
9th, 28 points):

“It was utterly a good race. we struggled a small during a start. That is
because we altered a tyres. After a array stop, we still had a few
problems with a tyres, yet managed to cope with that. we afterwards pulled
off a good stratagem on a final path to pass Jonathan Aberdein.
Generally speaking, they are good points for BMW and we am now looking
brazen to a subsequent competition weekend.”

 

Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 11th, Race: 9th, Drivers’
standings:11th, 25 points):

“I am happier than we was yesterday, even yet a outcome competence not
indispensably simulate that. The gait was unequivocally good today. We stopped
early, afterwards we battled by to a finish and attempted to keep everyone
else behind me. we am confident with ninth place yesterday and then
again today.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“Today, a fitness was a frigid conflicting to yesterday. Timo Glock had
a technical emanate with his car. You could see for yourself what
happened to Marco Wittmann. we consider he would unequivocally have finished
on a podium. You apparently can’t do anything about an unnecessary
pile-up like that. We did conduct to get Bruno Spengler to stand a few
places in a race, and are apparently happy about that. The group once
again did a super pursuit this weekend.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
6th, Race: DNF, Drivers’ standings: 4th  68 points):

“It is unequivocally irritating to pile-up out in that manner. we can't contend too
most on a theme and am apparently totally frustrated. It is
unsatisfactory to finish my 100thDTM competition that way,
quite after a good start and good opening lap.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
13th, Race: 8th, Drivers’ standings:
7th, 40 points):

“To stand from 13thto eighth – yet any particular
incidents, like a coming of a reserve automobile – was unequivocally good. It
would have been unequivocally formidable to get any some-more out of a race. I
was hold adult by Mike Rockenfeller a small for a while. That cost me a
small time. Maybe seventh or sixth place competence only have been
possible. But that’s life. We had a few problems in qualifying
this morning. We need to analyse that and urge for subsequent time. If we
can conduct to start from serve adult a field, it will substantially be a
conflicting story.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
10th, Race: DNF, Drivers’ standings: 12th, 21 points):

“We had problems from a unequivocally start. Then a engine unexpected lost
energy and we attempted to correct it. We did manage, yet that landed me
good behind everybody else. we only wanted to see if it was working.
However, a automobile afterwards started to change behind into initial rigging when we was
in second. Once that started happening, my competition was over. Only a cold
drink on a beach can assistance me now.”

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