Spengler reaches a lectern for BMW – 4 BMW drivers in a points during a Nürburgring.

Posted on 08. Sep, 2018 by in BMW Canada

In a 15th competition of a 2018 DTM season, BMW Team
RBM’s Bruno Spengler achieved his initial lectern finish of a season
during a Nürburgring (GER). After 40 laps, a Canadian motorist crossed
a finishing line second in a BMW Bank M4 DTM. Three some-more BMW
drivers followed Spengler into a top-ten.


Victory went to Audi motorist René Rast (GER), while Timo Glock (GER)
put on a successful charging opening in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4
DTM to pierce adult from twelfth place and cranky a line in fourth. Right
behind him, BMW Team RMG motorist Marco Wittmann (GER) gathering a BMW
Driving Experience M4 DTM to fifth place. Wittmann’s team-mate Augusto
Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) finished ninth, scoring dual points.
Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM) and Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4
DTM) finished in twelfth and 16th positions.


Before a 100th competition for BMW given a DTM quip in
2012 gets going on Sunday, a mythological Nürburgring Nordschleife will
be a concentration of courtesy in a morning. BMW works motorist Martin
Tomczyk (GER), operative as a competition consultant for German TV channel SAT.1,
will afterwards be racing by a “Green Hell” with a BMW M4 DTM Race Taxi.


Reactions to Saturday’s competition during a Nürburgring:


Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“We can unequivocally be confident with this result. It was a good race
here during a Nürburgring with second, fourth, fifth and ninth places
for BMW – we scored some good points. The fans witnessed some great
fights on track. One or dual people competence have crossed a line during times,
though that is how it is in a DTM and furloughed automobile racing. We have got
some task to do for tomorrow, to assistance us do improved in qualifying.
Bruno Spengler generally deserves congratulations for a first
lectern finish of a year, in second place. He was means to give
himself a belated marriage benefaction and he has also disproved a theory
that racing drivers delayed down when they get married. Congratulations
to René Rast and Audi on today’s win.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“We have been spoilt for success during a home competition though we can also be
confident with today’s result. The group did a good pursuit and the
drivers achieved unequivocally good in a race. We have to try and lift it
all together a bit in subordinate tomorrow. If we get a improved start
position, we unequivocally have a possibility of winning.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 5th place, competition result:
5th place, points: 122):  

“I had a good start to a competition and we had indeed upheld Lucas Auer
before he clipped me in a initial turn. We were means to get forward of
him interjection to a early array stop though that’s not what we had planned.
The tyres were a bit too aged by a finish of a competition and we couldn’t
request any some-more pressure. Fifth place was a best outcome we could
grasp in a end.”


Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 10th place, competition result:
9th place, points: 42):  

“I done a good start though we didn’t have a ideal line by turn
one. The initial army didn’t go so good for me and we wasn’t on the
pace. The automobile afterwards woke adult with a second set of tyres and we was able
to expostulate my race. However, we had stopped a bit too early, meaning
that we was not means to conflict from a behind with those tyres.”


Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 12th place, competition result:
4th place, points: 119):  

“Unlike in qualifying, we had unequivocally good speed in a race. I
struggled a bit to start with as Mercedes was doing some unequivocally tough
blocking. we scarcely got driven off a track. That was a bit of a
shame. we done a small mistake in a duel with Gary during a end; maybe
we should have waited a small bit longer. we wanted to put some
vigour on him in a final equivocation though afterwards there was hit and my
wheels sealed up. we had no choice though to expostulate true on. Our pit
stop was unequivocally good and that was decisive. In general, we can be
gratified with a altogether result. we am quite gratified for Bruno
as it had been a prolonged time given he was final on a podium.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“It was a good race. It is not easy to expostulate opposite René Rast and
Gary Paffett. Bruno was means to urge by one position. We know that
he can understanding with this pressure. It was a bit of a contrition on a final
laps, as we were not distant from a DRS window. That competence have done the
disproportion and brought us a win though we’ll take it as it is. There
were a few incidents with Philipp. We will have to inspect these in
detail. Joel also has a few things to work on. After a array stop, he
came behind out with Marco and clearly mislaid a bit of pace. We will have
to take a tighten demeanour during that.”


Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 6th place, competition result: 16th place,
points: 87):  

“Our gait was unequivocally good, that is clearly positive. That is something
to be gratified about. There was a bit of hit with Paul di Resta. It
is easy to spin in that proviso of a turn. we am sorry, it was not intentional.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 3rd place, competition result: 2nd place,
points: 63):

“It feels unequivocally good to be behind on a podium. We had a unequivocally good
day today. That has not always been a box this year, we have had a
lot of bad luck, though that’s how it is in motorsport sometimes. It just
needs a bit of time for things to go right again. The automobile did really
good in subordinate and afterwards in a race. we was means to pull on from
a start. A outrageous appreciate we goes out to my team, who prepared a great
automobile for me. They warranted a points today. It’ll be a whole new ball
diversion tomorrow and we will be concentrating on a preparation. At this
point, I’d like to contend a small something to my crony Robert Wickens,
who is in sanatorium after his accident: we wish him all a best and
wish that he is behind as fast as possible. We skip him in motorsport.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 13th place, competition result: 12th place,
points: 52):  

“That was a tough race. My initial path was unequivocally good. we was right on
a pace, too. But after a initial stop, we got held adult in traffic
and mislaid some time. we wasn’t means to do most after that. we will be
behind on a conflict tomorrow.”

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