Podium finish for BMW Motorsport as a DTM earnings to Brands Hatch.

Posted on 11. Aug, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Brands Hatch. BMW Motorsport has enjoyed an extremely
successful day as a DTM done a quip during Brands Hatch (GBR).
Augusto Farfus (BRA) finished second in Saturday’s competition to strech the
podium. Farfus also cumulative a 40th DTM lectern finish
for BMW Team RMG. This was also a initial lectern for a BMW works
motorist given a Sunday competition during a 2016 season-opener during Hockenheim
(GER). Victory in a initial Brands Hatch competition went to Daniel
Juncadella (ESP, Mercedes).

 

The DTM final paid Brands Hatch a revisit in 2013. Three BMW drivers
done it into a top-ten during this weekend’s comeback. In further to
Farfus in second place, Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) and
Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM) crossed a line
in fifth and ninth positions. Eng had finished a subordinate session
as best-placed BMW driver, in fourth place.

 

Timo Glock (GER, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) and Joel Eriksson (SWE,
BMW M4 DTM) had to settle for 13th and 14th
places. Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) finished a competition in
17th position.

 

Reactions after Saturday`s DTM competition during Brands Hatch.

 

Rudolf Dittrich (General Manager BMW Motorsport Vehicle
Development):
“It’s good to be behind during a Brands Hatch
circuit after 5 years away, and now we are on a longer, more
serious chronicle of a track. The competition was unequivocally interesting for
everyone, drivers and spectators alike. we am utterly gratified with
Augusto Farfus securing second place and returning to a lectern for
a initial time given 2016. Congratulations are also in sequence for BMW
Team RMG on their 40th DTM podium. We managed to get three
BMW M4 DTMs into a top-ten. That is something to be gratified about.
However, we didn’t conduct to record softened positions for all the
cars compared to a subordinate results. The continue might be different
tomorrow and afterwards it will be a whole new round game. Congratulations to
Daniel Juncadella and Mercedes on today’s win.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal BMW Team
RMG):
“It is illusory that we and Augusto done it back
to a podium. We have been operative towards that for a whole season.
You can see that we are means to be rival with all 3 drivers,
however, we have to work on improving a coherence with all three.
We will try and do only that tomorrow, and for a rest of a season.
The championship stays far-reaching open and anyone who knows us, knows that
we always wish to be concerned in that battle.”

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 9th place, competition result:
9th place, points: 100):

“We stopped early, as planned. For some reason, we mislaid a lot of time
by a array stop window and a delayed zone. we can’t contend right now
what caused it – we still have to analyse that. Unfortunately, we
weren’t means to do most some-more after that yet a gait currently wasn’t so
bad and that gives me certainty for tomorrow.”

Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 5th place, competition result: 2nd
place, points: 40):

“It feels good to finally strech a lectern again. It’s been a long
time entrance yet it’s finally happened. We had unequivocally good gait today.
We had a quick automobile from a start and a group did a good job. I
couldn’t utterly keep adult with Mercedes’ speed yet we competed really
well. we am delighted, generally for my team.”

Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 7th place, competition result:
13th place, points: 101):

“From a vital indicate of view, a delayed section was unequivocally unfortunate
for us, as we was unequivocally awaiting a reserve car. We had unequivocally good pace,
generally during a start of a race, yet it tailed off as a race
continued. we had to understanding with some serious understeer. we can’t explain
what caused that. We have to analyse that for tomorrow.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal BMW Team RBM):

“Brands Hatch has a lot of high-speed turns and is a unequivocally exciting
circuit. We available a unequivocally good outcome with Philipp Eng. We have been
operative tough given this morning. Philipp did unequivocally good in qualifying
and he is creation swell with each session. P5 is unequivocally good.
Qualifying was a bit formidable for Joel Eriksson after he quickly went
off a track. We have to start all over again tomorrow. We will have
to take a closer demeanour during a setup for Bruno Spengler’s car, as we
unequivocally need to make some swell here.”

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 18th place, competition result: 17th place,
points: 43):
“We had a problem with a change of the
automobile this morning. That did not urge during a race. we wish that we
can get softened overnight and record an softened outcome tomorrow.”

Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 4th place, competition result: 5th place,
points: 77):

“The duel with Augusto done a initial path a lot of fun. After that,
it was a flattering uneventful competition for me. Things got a bit tighter with
Paffett towards a end. we am unequivocally gratified with subordinate though.
There is still room for alleviation with a racing gait and we hope
that we can do something there tomorrow.”

Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 16th place, competition result: 14th place,
points: 27):

“I am unequivocally gratified with a initial stint, even yet we had a very
bad start. We done adult some some-more time by a delayed zone. Then I
mislaid dual places after my array stop. All in all, we were only a bit off
a gait today. However, we am assured that we can urge tomorrow.”

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