Safety car, a red dwindle and movement all a way: Glock and Eng finish on a lectern for BMW during a Lausitzring.

Posted on 19. May, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Lausitzring. Two drivers on a podium, 5 drivers in the
top-10: BMW available a crafty outcome during a Lausitzring in a third
DTM race. Timo Glock (GER) gathering a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM to
second place, followed by Philipp Eng (AUT) in third position in the
SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. For Eng it was his first-ever DTM lectern finish.
Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM), Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW
Driving Experience M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4
DTM) also finished it into a points, finishing in fifth, seventh and
tenth positions. Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM) crossed the
finishing line in 12th place.

A collision only after a start of a competition brought
out a reserve car, afterwards René Rast (GER) rolled spectacularly shortly
after a IndyCar-style restart. Luckily, a reigning DTM champion
was means to travel divided from a accident. Victory went to Mercedes
motorist Edoardo Mortara (ITA).

Reactions to Saturday’s competition during a Lausitzring:

Rudolf Dittrich (General Manager BMW Motorsport Vehicle
“Firstly, congratulations and interjection are
in sequence to a DTM technical workgroup. Today, we should concentration on the
fact that all a drivers were means to get out of their cars unhurt
after all these accidents. Congratulations to Mercedes and Edoardo
Mortara on a win. Timo Glock and Philipp Eng constructed some thrilling
racing behind him. That was good to watch for a spectators. Timo
was means to extend his lead in a drivers’ standings, and Philipp put
in a unequivocally crafty opening in his third DTM race. Overall, that was
a unequivocally good outcome for BMW, with 5 cars in a points.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team
“It is always good to be rewarded for all a hard
work a group has put in. We were dynamic to put on a stronger
opening here during a Lausitzring than in past years. We reached
that target. Timo is on a podium, Marco available a certain result.
We still have a bit of work to do with Augusto’s car. We will be back
on a conflict tomorrow. The whole group is unequivocally motivated.”

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 6th place, competition result:
7th place, points: 8):
“It was a very
pell-mell race. we unequivocally wish that all a drivers concerned in the
accidents are doing okay. It looked unequivocally critical when René Rast
flipped over. By a finish, it was all about interlude on a right
path as a margin was so tightly-packed. Edoardo Mortara showed that
ideal timing authorised we to make a large jump brazen here.”

Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 16th place, competition result:
10th place, points: 2):
“It was all about
creation it to a finish of this race. We have nonetheless to find a hold we
need here. That finished it formidable to find a right change of a car
during a race. But we did conduct to measure a indicate and a automobile is in
good shape. We will be behind on a conflict tomorrow.”

Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 5th place, competition result: 2nd
place, points: 62):
“Above all, we have to be happy
that all a drivers concerned in accidents currently are doing okay. All
those incidents finished it into a unequivocally brief scurry competition yet a strategy
paid off in a end. The tyres took a bit too prolonged to come in. we think
we could even have been a bit some-more assertive in terms of strategy.
But of march we am unequivocally happy to have reached a lectern and we am
also gay for Philipp, who gathering a good race. He has been doing
good all weekend and was unequivocally fast. Getting dual cars to a podium
is a good outcome for BMW.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team
“Today, we saw how protected a DTM cars are. There
were some critical accidents yet a drivers are okay. It was a
stirring competition for us too and we got dual cars into a tip 10. Philipp
Eng reached a lectern for a initial time. At a end, Edoardo Mortara
and Timo Glock were means to pass him with DRS. Bruno crossed a line
in fifth place, and that’s excellent too. We will work tough with Joel to
make him some-more rival for tomorrow.”

Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 2nd place, competition result: 3rd place,
points: 17):
“I am intensely happy with this third
place in only my third DTM race. It could frequency have left better. I
had no DRS during a end, yet Edoardo Mortara was unequivocally clever. Then Timo
was means to pass me too. That doesn’t moderate my spirits though. We put
on a genuine group opening today. A large appreciate we to a engineers –
we’ve finished good work given Hockenheim.”

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 3rd place, competition result: 5th place,
points: 23):
“Personally, I’m not totally happy. we was
using in second place for prolonged stretches of a race, yet ultimately
we had to be calm with finishing fifth. we don’t consider it was ideal
that we stopped so early. But on a certain side, we did measure some
points again. Overall, it is a unequivocally certain day for BMW. we would have
desired to have reached a podium, yet now we will start operative on the
plan for tomorrow.”

Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 11th place, competition result: 12th place,
points: 13):
“That was a unequivocally tough competition for me.
Things didn’t go so good in qualifying. A lot of things afterwards happened
in a competition and a IndyCar restart was not ideal for me. we didn’t
progress, yet changed behind by a field. we was in a wrong place
during a wrong time on a few occasions. we have to forget this competition and
work tough to ready for tomorrow.”

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