Reactions to a second competition of a 2016 DTM season.

Posted on 08. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim (DE), 8th May 2016. Two BMW M4 DTM drivers on a podium,
6 cars in a tip ten: Sunday’s competition in Hockenheim (DE) was a
successful one for BMW Motorsport. Timo Glock (DE) and Augusto Farfus
(BR) came home second and third to take their place on a podium
after competition dual of a 2016 DTM season. Maxime Martin (BE), Tom
Blomqvist (GB), Marco Wittmann (DE) and Martin Tomczyk (DE) also
scored points. Bruno Spengler (CA), António Félix da Costa (PT) and
Martin had formerly finished sixth, seventh and eighth in the
opening competition on Saturday.


Read here what BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, a 4 team
principals and a 8 BMW DTM drivers had to contend after a competition weekend.


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 a spectators will have
unequivocally enjoyed. Marco Wittmann had rigging issues on Sunday, though was
still means 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 the
subsequent dual races. Bring on Spielberg.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal BMW Team RMG): “Timo
constructed a illusory subordinate and an even improved competition on Sunday. He
kept a transparent conduct in each conditions and had considerable speed. we feel
really contemptible for Marco. We had a technical emanate with his car, which
prevented him from removing a improved result. On a whole, however, we
have shown once again what a illusory group suggestion we have.”


Ernest Knoors (Team Principal BMW Team MTEK):
“Augusto constructed an intensely clever opening in subordinate on
Sunday. He did not get off to such a good start in a race, though it
was generally a really good display. It is a contrition that we finished both
races with only one automobile in a points, as a outcome of collisions that
were no error of a own. All in all, however, we am really happy with
a dual drivers.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal BMW Team RBM): “That was
an sparkling race. Maxime finished a really good start and was satisfactory in the
bits he was concerned in. we am gratified that we picked adult points in
both races, and that both drivers finished it into a tip 10 on Sunday.
That was a good start to a season, including a array stops, which
worked excellently. Two races into a season, we have a lot of points
to a name. Long might it continue this way.”


Charly Lamm (Team Principal BMW Team Schnitzer):
“António’s competition was over after a second dilemma on Sunday. His car
was too badly shop-worn to be means to plea for a good result.
Martin fought his approach adult to eighth place during one point, and during least
picked adult one indicate for us in a end. As always, he fought like a lion.”


Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 2nd place, Sat.: DNF):
“I am really happy with a result, quite after
Saturday’s disappointment. we had a really good start and a good fight
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.”


Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 3rd place, Sat.: 14th
“It was good to get behind on a podium. Saturday’s
competition was disappointing, though BMW managed to gain and get all the
points we could have. we always wish to win each race, though if we’re
looking during a championship we have to pierce step-by-step. We got a
good transport of points today. I’m really gratified for BMW. It was a
pleasing pursuit from everyone.”


Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 4th place, Sat.: 8th
“Those were dual good formula this weekend. Of
course, I’d cite to be on a podium. However, to go from 21st on
a grid to finish P8 yesterday, and afterwards to finish fourth on Sunday,
is a good turnaround. We recovered really well.”


Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 7th place, Sat.: 13th
“It was a severe race. we had a decent first
path and stayed transparent of trouble, though it got a bit wily after a pit
stop. It was a severe race. Still, 6 BMWs in a tip 10 is
apparently a good outcome and, from a personal standpoint, I’m happy
with my race.”


Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 9th place, Sat.: 16th
“Unfortunately, competition dual was only as disappointing
as a initial one. we indeed finished a good start, and could have gone
even quicker. However, we afterwards started to have rigging issues relatively
early in a race. we was still means to collect adult dual points, though it
could have been distant more.”


Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 10th place, Sat.:
12th place):
“We drivers took no prisoners all weekend.
There were some tough and sparkling battles out there. Unfortunately I
wore out my tyres a small too most in competition two, and afterwards skidded off
a lane briefly. It is a contrition that a fighting suggestion did not reap
some-more rewards.”


António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: DNF, Sat.:
7th place):
“Somehow, all went wrong on Sunday. I
ran out of space on a inside in a second dilemma and strike Ocon. It
was apparently really hapless that Bruno Spengler was also involved
in this incident. When we afterwards suffered a puncture, my competition was over.
It is a contrition that we could not repeat Saturday’s certain experience.”


Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: DNF, Sat.: 6th place):
“I had a really good start and could substantially have been looking
during a top-seven finish. we consider we could have scored some good points.
However, we was pushed off a lane in spin two. At initial we suspicion it
was Esteban Ocon, since his automobile strike my BMW M4 DTM. However, there
was not indeed anything he could have finished to equivocate it. He was
pushed from behind and afterwards took me out. Therefore, we contingency apologise
to him, as we was a bit angry during first. It was only really unlucky, and
a genuine shame.”

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