Timo Glock wins for BMW during Hockenheim – “It was a coolest competition of my life”.

Posted on 06. May, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim. BMW Team RMG’s Timo Glock (GER) won a second
competition of a DTM deteriorate during Hockenheim (GER) and has taken a lead in
a drivers’ standings with 44 points. During a second half of the
many sparkling DTM competition competition in new history, he was inextricable in a
illusory duel for a win in his DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM with
Gary Paffett (GBR, Mercedes). The dual gifted drivers fought
wheel-to-wheel time and again, with a lead changing hands many
times. Glock defended a upper-hand and distinguished a fifth win of
his DTM career and 78th win for BMW after 36 laps. The
36-year-old had cumulative his fifth DTM stick position in qualifying.

 

Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM) picked adult his initial indicate for
subordinate in third place during his initial DTM competition weekend, and finished
fourth after a clever race. Bruno Spengler (CAN) delivered a strong
liberation expostulate from a behind of a grid in his BMW Bank M4 DTM and
crossed a finish line in eighth place. Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell
BMW M4 DTM) finished tenth brazen of Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW Driving
Experience M4 DTM). Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) finished his
second DTM competition in 14th place.

 

Reactions from Sunday’s competition in Hockenheim:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“That was a ideal advert for motorsport and for a DTM. My
nerves were shot during times, though it was a illusory race. We saw hard,
though satisfactory duels from good athletes – that’s what motorsport should be
like. Timo showed nerves of steel, kept on reporting himself and
brought a win home. Congratulations on this extraordinary
performance. Fourth place from a rookie Joel Eriksson was also a
illusory opening and a large thumbs adult goes to Bruno Spengler, who
held adult brilliantly from a behind of a grid to finish in eighth.
With a sum of 4 BMW M4 DTMs in a tip ten, we got a great
result. The whole weekend went good for us. We lead a drivers’
standings with Timo Glock. Naturally, that motivates us for a rest
of a season.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal BMW Team RMG):

“Totally mad. Incredible. What Timo did on a lane currently is
phenomenal. I’m unequivocally gratified for all a guys in a team, because
we all worked intensely tough over a winter. But Marco and Augusto
showed that not all is ideal yet. The DTM margin is so close
that it doesn’t take most to be left being usually means to quarrel for
tenth place.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 8th place, competition result:
11th place, points: 2):

“Both yesterday and currently saw us dump down a margin rather than move
adult it. We need to unequivocally demeanour during a information to see what a reasons
were. We were flattering good in subordinate though we weren’t means to use
that in a race. Naturally, it is unsatisfactory to go home with only
dual points from a initial subordinate event though a deteriorate has only
only started. Congratulations to Timo and a whole BMW Team RMG on
this good result.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 13th place, competition result:
10th place, points: 1):

“At slightest we were means to get a indicate today. After a initial path we
managed to quarrel back. We gave it a all. The basement is good, now we
need to work on a finer sum though we can be confident going into
a subsequent races. We’ll conduct home now and start scheming for a second
competition weekend. Congratulations to Timo on his win.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 1st place, competition result: 1st
place, points: 44):

“That was a coolest competition of my life. I’m still mislaid for words. I
competence have won a race, though a genuine leader currently is a DTM. That
was implausible motorsport – accurately what we wish to give a fans. The
duel with Gary reminded me of a conflict between dual boxers in a ring.
It was a tough though unequivocally satisfactory battle. For us, a lectern on Saturday
and a stick position and win currently meant we had a illusory opening weekend.”

 

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal BMW Team RBM):

“We saw a motorsport classical today. It was a illusory competition and a
good duel between Timo Glock and Gary Paffett. We had a good strategy
with Joel, and compared with yesterday we unequivocally improved. To get so
tighten to a lectern already as a rookie is a good achievement.
Because it was so sparkling during a front, not many people beheld what
an implausible competition Bruno had. Starting from a behind of a grid due
to a chastisement and afterwards relocating adult into eighth place is outstanding. The
group also finished a fastest array stop of a competition for him. Philipp
was incompetent to pierce adult a margin from nearby a behind of a pack, but
also schooled a good deal. Now we will learn from this weekend and
conduct to a Lausitzring good prepared.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 18th place, competition result: 14th place,
points: -):

“I’m unequivocally happy for Timo and BMW. My competition was unequivocally good,
unequivocally a step forward. Like yesterday, a competition gait was okay, and
a start was good this time. After a good initial lap, we got stranded in
traffic. Unfortunately, that’s what happens when we start from quite
distant down a field.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 14th place, competition result: 8th place,
points: 12):

“After my chastisement for restraint in qualifying, we changed adult from the
behind of a grid into eighth place. The automobile was unequivocally good over the
distance. It was so most fun. The group did a illusory job, our
plan was good and a guys were unequivocally quick with a array stop. The
chastisement after subordinate cost us a few points. But now we are fully
focussed on a Lausitzring.”

 

Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 3rd place, competition result: 4th place,
points: 13):

“I consider we can be happy with my initial DTM weekend. The initial stint
wasn’t so easy today, though after that it got better. we coped with the
tyres unequivocally good and had a few good duels. It wasn’t so easy taking
on Gary, though finishing fourth is okay.”

 

Next race:

This evening, BMW Team RLL will competition a IMSA WeatherTech
SportsCar Championship competition in Mid-Ohio (USA) with dual BMW M8 GTEs.

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