Top-four lock-out for BMW in Moscow: Marco Wittmann wins to recover a altogether lead in a DTM.

Posted on 21. Aug, 2016 by in BMW Canada

After finishing 19th in Saturday’s soppy race, Wittmann tender in
qualifying, alighting a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM on stick position. He then
converted this into win array 7 in a 50th foe of his DTM
career with a widespread display. This feat also represented BMW Team
RMG’s tenth win in a 60th foe and was a 72nd time in a history
of a DTM that a tip step of a lectern had been assigned by a BMW driver.

Tom Blomqvist (GB, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM), Bruno Spengler (CA,
BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (BR, Shell BMW M4 DTM) finished
second, third and fourth to finish a sixth top-four lock-out for
BMW in a DTM. Thanks to this glorious group result, BMW now leads
a Manufacturers’ Championship again with 436 points. BMW Team RMG
also regained a tip mark in a group foe with 178 points.

Maxime Martin (BE) was intensely unlucky. He was in initial place
in subordinate when he mislaid control of a SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM in a fast
left-hander and skidded into a tyre wall. His mechanics during BMW Team
RBM were means to correct a vehicle in time for a start of a race, but
Martin was forced to start from a unequivocally behind of a field. Despite
also being handed a drive-through penalty, he eventually managed to
quarrel his approach into 17th place.

Timo Glock (DE) also left empty-handed. He looked certain to
finish in a points in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM until he was hit
by a antithesis vehicle and barged into a sand bed. He hence had to
retire from a race. António Félix da Costa (PT, BMW M4 DTM) and
Martin Tomczyk (DE, BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM) came home 19th and 23rd.

Reactions to a sixth foe weekend of a 2016 DTM season.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “That is an
implausible outcome for us today, utterly given a approach a race
incited out for us yesterday. Marco unequivocally constructed a tip performance
and done his intentions unequivocally transparent in qualifying. His foe was equally
impressive. However, Tom Blomqvist, Bruno Spengler, Augusto Farfus and
Timo Glock also had good races behind him. It is a contrition that the
antithesis achieved a array of astray manoeuvres. That can't be
authorised in a DTM. Compliments also to Maxime Martin for his
fightback from a behind of a field, that saw him conflict by to
17th place notwithstanding a drive-through penalty. We are apparently very
happy to have regained a lead in all 3 championships. This
outcome is something to celebrate.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “We
are gay with this result. After yesterday’s disappointment, we
knew that we had to do all right in a dry conditions today.
We achieved that with Marco Wittmann, and responded to Saturday’s race
in accurately a right way. Compliments to Marco on his outstanding
drive. we feel unequivocally contemptible for Timo Glock. There was no need for him to
be taken out of a race.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):
“Congratulations to BMW on this top-four lock-out. we would like to
appreciate BMW, my group and my drivers for a excellent race. Tom Blomqvist
constructed a unequivocally unchanging arrangement and deserved his place on the
podium. Unfortunately, a occurrence in subordinate prevented Maxime
Martin from being means to uncover his full potential. Because of this, we
are happy with a points haul, though not wholly happy, given we
could have achieved so many more.

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK): “That
outcome is good for a whole team. The deteriorate has been a tough one
for us so far. However, we always believed in ourselves. Bruno
Spengler and Augusto Farfus showed what they are means of today, and
we supposing both of them with a vehicle with that they could competition at
a front of a field. The weekend showed once again what a skinny line
there is between fun and set-back in engine racing. We had no chance
in a sleet yesterday, afterwards finished third and fourth in dry
conditions today. Long might that continue.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):
“Congratulations to BMW on a illusory result. Unfortunately, we were
unequivocally detrimental in Sunday’s race. António forsaken behind by a field
following a collision that was no error of his own. This prevented him
from scoring any points. It was generally unequivocally formidable for Martin to
make any swell from a behind of a grid. Generally speaking, we
did not get a best out of a package in Moscow. We contingency now
perform a clever research to establish accurately because that was, as this
has been a unsatisfactory weekend for us.”

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: 1st place, Sat.: 19th
place):
“After a tough day yesterday, today’s foe was much
some-more to my fondness again. we was means to secure stick position and then
lead from start to finish. The fact that BMW also finished a top-four
lock-out is simply awesome. we would like to dedicate this success to
my foe engineer, who is 35 years aged today. we don’t consider we could
give him a many softened birthday benefaction than a DTM victory.”

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 2nd place, Sat.: 22nd
place):
“After a beating of yesterday, this was a
illusory outcome – not only for me, though above all for a team. we am
gay with my third lectern finish of a season.”

Bruno Spengler (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 3rd place, Sat.: 15th
place):
“It is good to be behind on a podium. We have had a
tough time as a team. We had not been good enough, utterly in
qualifying. We softened that currently – and afterwards constructed a glorious race.
we am utterly gratified for my mechanics that we were finally
rewarded for all a tough work with a third place. All in all, it was
a good day for BMW occupying a tip 4 positions.”



Augusto Farfus (BMW Team MTEK, Sun.: 4th place, Sat.: 14th
place):
“I consider we showed what teamwork means today.
Things did not run uniformly for us on Saturday, though we schooled from it
and got as many out of it as possible. we had good foe gait and
pulled off some good overtaking manoeuvres. And a plan came up
trumps too. we stayed out utterly a prolonged time and stopped late. Fourth
place in a finish shows that this was accurately a right decision. The
group had a good overview of what was going on in a race. That was a
good instance of ideal racing.”

Maxime Martin (BMW Team RBM, Sun.: 17th place, Sat.: 6th
place):
“It was not my day today. First we had to start from
24th on a grid, afterwards we perceived a drive-through penalty. Despite
everything, we could presumably still have been looking during a top-ten
finish though that penalty. we could have lived with that, though it
wasn’t to be. we will now concentration entirely on a subsequent dual races during the
Nürburgring. we have lustful memories of that place.

António Félix da Costa (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 19th place,
Sat.: 20th place):
“After a formidable foe on Saturday,
BMW supposing us with a unequivocally good package. we was means to validate tenth
and was using in a points. However, we was afterwards strike by Jamie Green
and forsaken right behind by a field. we did continue, notwithstanding my
vehicle being damaged, though my foe was fundamentally over after that incident.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, Sun.: 23rd place, Sat.:
21st place):
“There is not a lot to contend about my possess result
this weekend. we would like to honour BMW on this outstanding
success and a good quip after a formidable soppy foe on Saturday.
The whole group showed good group suggestion again. we am unequivocally unapproachable to be
a partial of a BMW family.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team RMG, Sun.: DNF place, Sat.: 11th place):
“Personally, fitness was not on my side here. We done a bit of a
mistake with a set-up in qualifying, that meant we did not start as
distant brazen as we presumably could have. The speed was indeed really
good in a race. However, Maxi Götz gathering into me on a opening lap,
that authorised a guys in front of me to lift transparent and we dropped
outward a DRS window. There was copiousness going on after that, and I
spent many of a time in a lot of traffic. At some indicate we was strike by
Paul di Resta. It apparently hurts not to take any points from Moscow,
though it was a illusory outcome for BMW and BMW Team RMG.
Congratulations to Marco and a other guys.”

DTM standings.

Drivers’ Championship.

  1. Marco Wittmann (130 points), 2. Robert Wickens (118), 3. Jamie
    Green (104), 4. Edoardo Mortara (100), 5. Paul di Resta (92), 6. Tom
    Blomqvist (71), 7. Maxime Martin (71), 8. Mattias Ekström (70), 9.
    Nico Müller (68), 10. Gary Paffett (67), 11. Timo Glock (48), 12.
    Lucas Auer (44), 13. Augusto Farfus (44), 14. Bruno Spengler (43),
    15. Christian Vietoris (42), 16. Miguel Molina (26), 17. Maximilian
    Götz (16), 18. António Félix da Costa (16), 19. Adrien Tambay (14),
    20. Martin Tomczyk (13), 21. Mike Rockenfeller (5), 22. Daniel
    Juncadella (4), 23. Timo Scheider (3), 24. Esteban Ocon (2), 25.
    Felix Rosenqvist (1).

   

Team Championship.

  1. BMW Team RMG (178 points), 2. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
    (170), 3. BMW Team RBM (142), 4. SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS invest
    Mercedes-AMG (122), 5. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (118), 6.
    Mercedes-AMG (108), 7. Audi Sport Team Abt (94), 8. BMW Team MTEK
    (87), 9. BWT Mercedes-AMG (86), 10. EURONICS/FREEMEN`S
    WORLDMercedes-AMG (70), 11. BMW Team Schnitzer (29), 12. Audi Sport
    Team Phoenix (8).

 

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  1. BMW (436 points), 2. Audi (390), 3. Mercedes-Benz (386).



Statistics for a BMW DTM drivers.

 

2016 foe calendar.

6th- 8th May – Hockenheim (DE), 20th- 22nd May – Spielberg (AT), 3rd
– 5th Jun – Lausitzring (DE), 24th- 26th Jun – Norisring (DE), 15th-
17th Jul – Zandvoort (NL), 19
th
– 21
st
Aug – Moscow (RU), 9th – 11th Sep –
Nürburgring (DE), 23rd – 25th Sep – Budapest (HU), 14th – 16th
Oct – Hockenheim (DE).



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About a DTM.
The DTM is a many popular
furloughed vehicle array in a world. The array pits a 3 premium
vehicle manufacturers BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz opposite each
other in a sporting contest. BMW fielded a initial works teams from
1984 to 1992, during that time it claimed 49 foe victories and won
a Drivers’ Championship on 3 occasions (1984, 1987 and 1989).
The manufacturer returned to a DTM in 2012, given when it has won
7 of a probable twelve titles. 18 races, widespread over nine
weekends, are scheduled for 2016. ARD broadcasts all a races live.
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