Podiums for Glock and Farfus in Sunday’s competition in Hockenheim – Six BMW M4 DTMs in a points.

Posted on 08. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim (DE), 8th May 2016. BMW Motorsport claimed a first
podiums of a year in competition dual of a 2016 DTM season, that was the
50th competition given BMW returned to a DTM in 2012. Starting from sixth
place on a grid in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, Timo Glock (DE)
fought his approach by to finish runner-up during a Hockenheimring (DE).
Augusto Farfus (BR) was third in a Shell BMW M4 DTM, carrying started
from a front quarrel in second place. Victory went to Paul di Resta (GB, Mercedes).

 

Maxime Martin (BE) finished only outward a lectern places in fourth
in a SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. However, this represented his second points
finish of a weekend after finishing eighth on Saturday. Tom
Blomqvist (GB, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM), Marco Wittmann (DE, Red Bull BMW
M4 DTM) and Martin Tomczyk (DE, BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM) came
home seventh, ninth and tenth, definition 6 BMW drivers finished in a points.

 

Bruno Spengler (CA) was hapless to be concerned in a collision
shortly after a start, after that he was forced to retire a BMW
Bank M4 DTM. One day after finishing seventh in a opening competition of
a season, António Félix da Costa (PT, BMW M4 DTM) also unsuccessful to
finish after his automobile was shop-worn in an incident.

 

Reactions to a second competition of a 2016 DTM season.

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “We have
taken a large step brazen compared to competition one on Saturday. Although we
have not nonetheless finished it onto a tip step of a podium, we am still very
happy that we had 6 BMW M4 DTMs in a points on Sunday. we would
like to compensate a special enrich to Timo Glock and Augusto Farfus, who
claimed a initial lectern finishes of a season. Congratulations to
Paul di Resta and Mercedes on a widespread victory. We have seen great
races with extreme battles, that we am certain spectators will have really
enjoyed. Marco Wittmann had rigging issues on Sunday, though was still able
to finish in a points in ninth place. That was a illusory effort.
All in all, we am happy with this weekend. The crowds and continue were
illusory and have unequivocally smooth a ardour for a subsequent dual races.
Bring on Spielberg.”

 

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, 2nd place): “I am very
happy with a result, quite after Saturday’s disappointment. I
had a really good start and a good quarrel with Robert Wickens, who was
always fair. we would like to appreciate my new team, BMW Team RMG, and my
competition operative for a superb pursuit they have done. we am gratified to
be means to take a prize home to my mother on Mother’s Day.”

 

Facts and Figures.

 

Circuit/length/duration:



Hockenheim, 4.574 kilometres, 60 mins and 1 lap

 

Conditions:



Sunny, 26 degrees Celsius

 

BMW Motorsport results:



#16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team RMG, DEUTSCHE POST BMW
M4 DTM – 2nd place

 

#18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team MTEK, Shell BMW M4 DTM – 3rd place

 

#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RBM, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 4th place

 

#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM – 7th place

 

#11 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – 9th place

 

#100 Martin Tomczyk (DE), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts
M4 DTM – 10th place

 

#13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M4 DTM – DNF

 

#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM – DNF

 

Useful information:


BMW contested a 50th DTM competition given returning to
a array in 2012.

 

Augusto Farfus finished his 12th coming on a lectern in his 50th DTM
race. It was his initial lectern finish given competition dual in Oschersleben
(DE) in 2015.

Timo Glock was behind in a tip 3 for a initial time given his
feat in competition one in Oschersleben in 2015.

 

BMW has now achieved 238 lectern finishes in a DTM history.

 

Bruno Spengler late following a first-lap collision, that was no
error of his own.

 

António Félix da Costa was forced to retire after several contacts
with other cars.

 

The BMW cars were carrying an additional 5 kilograms of
opening weight after Sunday’s qualifying.

 

 

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