Philipp Eng finishes fifth on a formidable Sunday for BMW during Brands Hatch.

Posted on 12. Aug, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Brands Hatch. Following Marco Wittmann’s (GER, Schaeffler BMW
M4 DTM) feat on Saturday, Philipp Eng (AUT, ZF BMW M4 DTM) came
home fifth as a best-placed BMW motorist in a Sunday competition at
Brands Hatch (GBR). After a formidable subordinate for BMW, he showed
good competition gait to stand by a field, though narrowly missed out
on a lectern finish after 42 laps of racing. Sheldon outpost der Linde
(RSA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) and Wittmann came home seventh and tenth.
Victory went to René Rast (GER, Audi).

 

Issues in subordinate meant that all a BMW M4 DTMs were forced to
start a twelfth competition of a DTM deteriorate from a center of a grid.
A crafty competition gait and crafty plan authorised Eng, in particular, and
outpost der Linde to make adult ground. Eng found himself in hold with the
heading organisation after his late array stop, though was incompetent to pass Loic
Duval (FRA, Audi) in a shutting stages as he set his sights on a podium.

 

Wittmann, who started from twelfth on a grid following his victory
and stick position on Saturday, risked a second array stop, in an attempt
to make as most swell as probable on uninformed tyres, however, the
plan did not eventually compensate dividends. Timo Glock (GER, JiVS BMW
M4 DTM) was twelfth, while Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and
Joel Eriksson (SWE, CATL BMW M4 DTM) unsuccessful to finish due to technical issues.

 

Reactions to a 12th DTM competition of a 2019 season
during Brands Hatch.

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“Following Marco Wittmann’s pretentious feat yesterday, it was
transparent from a sobering subordinate event that it was not going to be
easy to come by to a front of a field. However, a guys did
a good pursuit in a race, both out on a lane and strategically.
Compliments to Philipp Eng, who showed a unequivocally good competition gait to finish
fifth in these formidable circumstances. Sheldon outpost der Linde and
Marco Wittmann did during slightest finish in a points. Despite this, it is
still not a good haul. We were presumably a small faster than Audi in
a race, though currently showed utterly clearly that we have to qualify
aloft adult a grid in sequence to be means to spin that competition gait into
results. We contingency now inspect unequivocally delicately because we did not achieve
that this time, and contingency redress a conditions by a subsequent race
weekend during a Lausitzring. Congratulations to René Rast on a win.”

 

Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“We resolved to validate improved than yesterday, though unfortunately we
did not conduct that. We had a gait and plan to have finished on
a lectern in a competition itself, though when we have so many rivals in
front of we during a circuit like Brands Hatch, where it is formidable to
overtake, afterwards it is intensely formidable to get to a front. Despite
this, Philipp Eng and Sheldon outpost der Linde showed illusory speed,
quite in a initial stint. Unfortunately, Joel Eriksson had a
technical emanate again. we feel unequivocally contemptible for him.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
9th, Race: 5th, Drivers’ standings:
4th, 129 points):

“Given a grid position, that was a unequivocally good race. we was happy
with a package in both stints, quite a first. In a second
stint, we simply could not get past Loic Duval. At a certain point, the
advantage of a uninformed tyres disappeared. Despite that, it is still a
good result.”

 

Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid:
14th, Race: DNF, Drivers’ standings: 10th, 43 points):

“We had to retire due to a technical emanate today. we cruise the
wiring failed. we could not unequivocally do anything about it. That is
racing. We have to stay focussed and combine on a hurdles ahead.”

 

Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 13th, Race: 7th, Drivers’ standings:
12th, 36 points):

“Seventh place competence not sound that great, however we have to
cruise where we started from – namely 13th. Qualifying was tough. I
am happy we managed to finish in a points in both races this weekend.
We have found a good stroke and are apropos some-more and some-more accustomed
to a DTM. we am now looking brazen to a Lausitzring.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“We were lacking opening today, quite in qualifying. We
afterwards took a large risk with Marco Wittmann’s plan in a race, which
did not eventually compensate off. That is because a points transport is a little
small today.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
12th, Race: 10th, Drivers’ standings:
3rd, 147 points):

“We started badly in qualifying. We had no gait compared to Audi. It
is apparently a large encumber when we have 8 Audis on a first
8 places on a grid. The competition was fundamentally a identical story. They
were means to cover us, no matter what plan we opted for. My second
stop was unequivocally a mistake. We were using sixth to that point,
and had to settle for tenth in a end. We were not means to make up
a time we lost. It was value a try, though we missed out on a lot of
points. That is disappointing.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
16th, Race: DNF, Drivers’ standings: 8th, 77 points):

“The automobile was a small improved currently than it was yesterday. Our focus
was some-more on a competition than qualifying. That worked, too. We had good
gait and an assertive strategy. Unfortunately, we had an engine issue
and had to park adult in a garage. That is frustrating, as we could
have been looking during a points finish. We contingency analyse a weekend and
try to come behind even stronger as a team.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
11th, Race: 12th, Drivers’ standings:
13th, 33 points):

“We indeed had unequivocally good pace, though unfortunately we got stranded in
traffic. Then we motionless to go for another uninformed set of tyres and hope
for a reserve car. Unfortunately, however, that was not a case. It
has been another weekend that did not vessel out as we had hoped.”

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