Three BMW M4 DTMs in a points during Misano night competition – convincing opening from guest motorist Alex Zanardi.

Posted on 26. Aug, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Misano. In a initial night competition in a story of a DTM,
Timo Glock (GER, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM), Philipp Eng (AUT,
SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) and Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW Driving Experience
M4 DTM) claimed seventh, eighth and ninth places to measure points in
a altogether standings. In a violent competition with dual reserve car
periods, Eng and Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) any took
a lead during times before dropping back. Farfus finished in eleventh
position, forward of Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM), while Bruno
Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) had to retire after a collision.
Alessandro Zanardi (ITA, BMW M4 DTM) gave a convincing performance
in formidable conditions and finished his guest expostulate by crossing
a line in 13th position.

 

Most drivers started a competition on wet-weather tyres as a lane dried
out. Farfus and Spengler went with slicks and were rewarded early on
as they changed into a tip positions. However, dual reserve automobile periods
bunched a margin and both drivers forsaken behind when they had to
finish their imperative array stops. Farfus had been in a lead when
a time came for his stop. Eng afterwards took his place, carrying changed all
a approach adult from an 18th-place start. He was incompetent to
say his superb speed in a final laps. Victory went to Paul
di Resta (GBR, Mercedes). Zanardi avoided unsure situations in those
violent early laps, before anticipating his stroke and improving to
finish his DTM entrance in 13th place.

 

Reactions after Saturday’s DTM competition during Misano.

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):
“That
was a fantastic night competition in formidable conditions, with copiousness of
movement for a fans. Unfortunately, it finished with a sobering result
for us. The plan of going with dry tyres paid off during a start but
a reserve automobile unequivocally threw a tool in a works. After a restart
we were in a unequivocally good position with Philipp and Timo though in the
shutting phase, both of their cars suffered in terms of opening in
some tough battles. We got 3 cars into a tip 10 – though it could
have been many more. In front of his home crowd, Alex did a super job
on his DTM debut. He kept out of difficulty and got a automobile over a line
in 13th position.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal BMW Team
RMG):
“This weekend had a bit of all that fans
wish to see. The competition was unequivocally spectacular. Unfortunately, we had
unequivocally bad fitness with Augusto. Our plan was unsure though it could have
worked if a reserve automobile hadn’t put paid to a plans. At slightest we did
measure some points with Timo and Marco.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 15th place, competition result:
9th place, points: 112):

“It was an sparkling race. we had an intensely good start and an
intensely good initial lap, that authorised me to pierce adult to seventh
place. My gait during a start was unequivocally good. Starting on wet-weather
tyres was a right decision. The automobile did take a few bumps on the
early laps. My automobile was pang a bit and that meant it was quite
formidable to drive, ensuing in a spin for me. That effectively left
me in final place. The reserve automobile durations worked in a foster in the
end. we done adult a few places during a restarts. Scoring dual points after
starting from P15 is OK though if we demeanour during a position we was in, it
is a bit disappointing. In general, it was a unequivocally pell-mell race.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 9th place, competition result:
11th place, points: 40):

“We had unequivocally good pace. Our plan and a opening were also
unequivocally good, though fitness only wasn’t on a side in a end. Tomorrow is a
new day and we will go on a conflict again.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 5th place, competition result: 7th
place, points: 107):

“That was a flattering violent race. Overall, we didn’t have a pace
to contest with a best though we could have scored a few some-more points. I
got stranded behind Daniel Juncadella and was held adult in traffic. That
cost me a possibility of a improved result.”

 

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal BMW Team RBM):

“Philipp started from 18th place and changed right to the
front though there was hit a few times, and that knocked him back. We
will have to take a closer demeanour during that. It is unequivocally illusive that this
caused a dump in performance. It is unequivocally unsatisfactory for a team
after carrying been in a lead. Bruno’s preference to start on slicks
looked unequivocally good until a reserve automobile came out. Then there was the
occurrence on a lane that cost him a race. Joel was also involved
in another incident, that resulted in a drive-through chastisement for
him. There was zero some-more he could do.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 13th place, competition result: DNF, points:
43):
“It indeed looked flattering good early on. We took a
risk by starting on slicks. It looked like that was a right
strategy. We were faster than a cars with wet-weather tyres though then
a reserve automobile came out, for reasons that we can't utterly fathom. That
effectively cost us a race. Jamie Green afterwards gathering into me on turn
8 and shoved me into René Rast. My automobile was out for a count after that.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 18th place, competition result: 8th place,
points: 87):

“My group did all right. We had a good plan and a super
array stop. we shot out of a pits like a rocket and posted several
fastest laps. All of a sudden, we was in initial place after overtaking
automobile after automobile nonetheless my automobile did take a few hits. That is how a DTM
should be. Everyone dishes it out and we all have to take it on the
chin as well. The repairs from those clashes done themselves known
around twelve mins before a end. we couldn’t do anything else then
though it was a certain knowledge overall, generally after a poor
subordinate session.”

 

Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 16th place, competition result: 12th place,
points: 27):

“All in all, it was unequivocally formidable currently and utterly a pell-mell race.
The lane was flattering soppy early on though it did dry out. we had an
collision with Duval and an occurrence with Auer. we consider that Auer
simply didn’t see me on a inside in a dark, with all else
that was going on. We overwhelmed and that done him spin. The competition was
flattering unsatisfactory for me. But tomorrow is a new day.”

 

Alessandro Zanardi (#12 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 19th place, competition result: 13th place):

“The competition went noticeably improved for me than a progressing sessions. I
was means to keep adult flattering good with a speed of a other drivers,
generally towards a end. That gives me certainty for tomorrow.
There would have been no indicate in holding too many risks on a first
path and spinning out. It was critical for me to get good experience
for Sunday’s competition here.”

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