Philipp Eng earnings to a lectern for BMW during Zolder and moves into a lead in a drivers’ standings.

Posted on 20. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Zolder. At Zolder (BEL), Philipp Eng (AUT) enjoyed a most
successful DTM weekend of his career to date. After his initial win on
Saturday, he crossed a line behind René Rast (GER, Audi) on Sunday
to explain second place in his ZF BMW M4 DTM. He has now taken the
lead in a drivers’ standings, with 59 points. In a fourth DTM
competition of his career, Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA, Shell BMW M4 DTM)
entered a story books as a youngest BMW motorist of all time to
explain a stick position. The DTM visitor finished a competition in fifth place.

In third place for some time, outpost der Linde seemed to be on course
to strech a lectern though forsaken dual places on a final lap. Bruno
Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Joel Eriksson (SWE, CATL BMW M4
DTM) also reached a tip ten, finishing in seventh and tenth
positions. Timo Glock (GER, JiVS BMW M4 DTM) was in a using though he
was forced to retire usually before a finish of a competition after a array of
battles shop-worn his car. He was personal as finishing in
14th place.


On path 23, Marco Wittmann (GER, Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM) strike a rear
of Robin Frijns’ (NED) Audi during a battle. Frijns had to retire and
a BMW M4 GTS DTM reserve automobile seemed on a track. Wittmann received
a drive-through chastisement and fell behind to 13th place.


Reactions to a fourth DTM competition of a 2019 deteriorate during Zolder.


Rudolf Dittrich (General Manager BMW Motorsport Vehicle Development):

“After dual competition weekends in a 2019 DTM season, we can be very
satisfied. We have reached stick position in all 4 races so far, we
have won dual races and available a sum of 4 podiums. That clearly
shows what a good pursuit everybody concerned did over a winter during
growth of a new automobile and a turbo engine. BMW Team RBM has
enjoyed a illusory home eventuality during Zolder; after a win for Philipp
Eng and a second place for Joel Eriksson on Saturday, we combined pole
position for Sheldon outpost der Linde and second place for Philipp Eng on
Sunday. Congratulations to Bart Mampaey and his crew, and to Philipp
for his marvellous weekend. Congratulations are also in sequence for
Sheldon, who has entered a story books as a youngest BMW driver
to explain a stick position in usually his fourth DTM race. It is a shame
that he usually missed out on his initial lectern in a race. After a two
races in Belgium, we are now heading a drivers’ standings with
Philipp. We are aiming to build on that during Misano in dual weeks.”


Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“Third on a grid and second place for Philipp Eng in an exciting
competition are really good results. That also represents a large step brazen in
a championship. Regarding Sheldon outpost der Linde, it was a slightly
unsatisfactory finish as he had started from stick position and had
shielded his third place really good until usually before a end. It was a
large contrition that he forsaken dual places usually dual turns from a finish of
a race. Nonetheless, he gave an superb opening to secure
stick position, available another good points finish and kept gait with
a gifted drivers. All in all, we are really pleased.”


Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
3rd, Race: 2nd, Drivers’ standings:
1st, 59 points):

“That was a really tough competition today. Actually, it was one of the
toughest in my career. After a good start, we finished a mistake on turn
dual and gathering true on. we afterwards had to conflict for my position. The
outcome shows that we have finished a really good pursuit in a initial four
races. we can usually appreciate everybody during BMW Motorsport and my group for
carrying such a arguable and quick automobile – in subordinate and in a race.
We are happy to take a 19 points and a altogether lead, even though
it is zero some-more than a snapshot.”


Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 1st, Race: 5th, Drivers’ standings:
10th, 21 points):

“I was in third place one path from a end. Then we left a doorway open
a bit in a conflict with Jamie Green and Mike Rockefeller got past me as
good so, we finished in fifth. Nonetheless, we am positively delighted
with a subordinate outcome and my initial stick position in a DTM.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid:
10th, Race: 10th, Drivers’ standings:
11th, 20 points):

“The competition did not go as we had expected. The second array stop during
a reserve automobile duration did not compensate off. We attempted out an alternative
plan though unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Now it’s time to
combine entirely on Misano.”


Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“After a so-so subordinate session, we saw a really violent race
today. We will have to ease down and take another demeanour during it all. It
was a formidable competition in terms of plan for all of us on a pit
wall. We were really fit and once again showed usually how good our
strategists work. However, we can't be happy with a outcome as we
could have achieved some-more currently with a cars behaving like they
did.  But of march we appreciate a whole group for their illusory work
once again.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
15th, Race: 7th, Drivers’ standings:
8th, 24 points):

“It could have been worse. we was in a lead in yesterday’s competition but
finished tenth interjection to some bad fitness and a reserve automobile period. Today,
we started from 15th position and crossed a line in seventh place.
The team’s plan was great. We took a lot of risks though it paid off.
Thank we really much. The group did a staggering job. We scored some
critical points.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
7th, Race: 13th, Drivers’ standings:
3rd, 43 points):

“We had good gait again though a collision with Robin Frijns resulted
in a drive-through chastisement that cost me a race. we was perplexing to get
past him when he skidded laterally on spin one and came over to my
racing line. we was lapping faster on uninformed tyres and strike him, which
spun him around. From my indicate of view, there was frequency anything I
could have finished to equivocate it. Of course, that was a shame.”


Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
5th, Race: 14th, Drivers’ standings:
12th, 20 points):

“Qualifying and a initial partial of a competition went good for me. Later
on, we got stranded behind Robin Frijns and usually strong on retaining
my position. Unfortunately, we mislaid a bit of belligerent with a array stop
and forsaken behind behind Philipp Eng. During a restart after a safety
automobile duration a lane got really swarming and unfortunately there was
hit with Marco Wittmann. That shop-worn my car.”

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