Two podiums for BMW: Glock and Spengler finish second and third in Hungary interjection to a adventurous strategy.

Posted on 17. Jun, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Hungaroring.
Timo Glock (GER) and Bruno Spengler (CAN) finished second and
third in Saturday’s violent competition during a Hungaroring (HUN) after a
clever catch-up race, that saw them explain a third and fourth
podiums of a deteriorate for BMW Motorsport. Both drivers benefitted
from a adventurous plan with early array stops, that paid off after a
reserve automobile phase.

Marco Wittmann (GER) in ninth also finished in a points. A
collision forced Maxime Martin (BEL) and Tom Blomqvist (GBR) to
retire.

Augusto Farfus (BRA) was in fifth place when he was strike by a
opposition and a ensuing spin saw him dump right down a field.

 

Qualifying:
Augusto Farfus in a Shell BMW M4
DTM achieved his best subordinate outcome of a deteriorate and started the
competition as a best-placed BMW motorist in sixth on a grid. His personal
fastest path time was 1:32.275 minutes. Tom Blomqvist in a BMW
Driving Experience M4 DTM in tenth place also done it into a top
ten. Maxime Martin (SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM), Timo Glock (DEUTSCHE POST BMW
M4 DTM), Marco Wittmann (Red Bull BMW M4 DTM) and Bruno Spengler (BMW
Bank M4 DTM) followed in positions 12, 14, 15 and 17.

 

The race:

Augusto Farfus got off to a good start from sixth on a grid and
changed adult a place. In spin two, Maxime Martin collided with Tom
Blomqvist. Blomqvist camber and forsaken down a field. Martin’s race
came to an finish a few laps later. His SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM suffered
repairs in a collision during a start. Martin’s retirement brought
about a reserve automobile phase. Spengler and Glock motionless to array early and
this adventurous plan saw them gradually pierce adult from a behind of the
margin after a restart to finish on a podium. In contrast, Farfus
was intensely detrimental when he was strike by a opposition and camber when the
competition was restarted on path 11. This saw him dump right down a field.
On path 27, Blomqvist was forced to lapse his automobile that was shop-worn in
a collision during a start to a array and finish his competition early. On the
final laps, Spengler emerged winning in a tough though satisfactory duel with
Mike Rockenfeller (GER, Audi) for a podium. Marco Wittmann in ninth
also finished in a points. The win went to Paul di Resta (GBR, Mercedes).

 

The reactions:

 

BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt: “Two podiums
in these resources is an implausible result. We motionless on an early
array stop plan for Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler. Initially it
looked like it would be an impossibly formidable competition for us after the
occurrence with Maxime Martin and Tom Blomqvist. But afterwards we were lucky
with a reserve automobile phase, that eventually saw Timo and Bruno’s
adventurous plan compensate off. Congratulations to both drivers and a teams
on a illusory performance. We’re happy with these points, even though
we know that we have work to do tomorrow in terms of a performance
in subordinate and coherence in a race. we feel impossibly contemptible for
Augusto Farfus, who was doing good in a race, though was strike tough and
incited spin by a rival. Congratulations to Mercedes and Paul di Resta
on a win.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (team principal, BMW Team RMG): “The
strategist was in a automobile today. Timo was incompetent to pass Di Resta, so
he done a right preference to pit. It showed usually how most experience
he has. The stop went good and a reserve automobile that followed saved our
race. Maybe we could have brought Marco in even earlier, though that’s
motorsport for you, it isn’t a lottery.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
15th, competition result: 9th place – 61 races, 8
wins, 16 podiums, 8 stick positions, 543 points, 2 Drivers’ titles):
“Overall a competition went well. we done adult 6 places and picked
adult dual points. On a other hand, with a small some-more luck, we might
have been means to get a small some-more out of it, as we saw with Timo and
Bruno. we stayed out a small too prolonged and afterwards a reserve automobile was
brought out, though all in all we am happy with a dual points.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#15, Shell BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
6th, competition result: 12th place – 71 races, 4
wins, 12 podiums, 5 stick positions, 345 points):
“The
weekend got off to a good start. Then came a reserve automobile and we was
spun spin on a restart. Overall, we had a good gait in a competition and
a automobile achieved well. It could have been a good race, that creates us
carefree for tomorrow. we usually need to demeanour forward now.”

 

Timo Glock (#16, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
14th, competition result: 2nd place – 61 races, 3
wins, 7 podiums, 2 stick positions, 256 points):
“We didn’t
design to pierce adult from 14th on a grid into second place
today. No doubt it would have been formidable in normal circumstances.
we wasn’t means to pass Marco during a start. we knew we was means to keep up
with a pace, that is because we motionless to stop. we didn’t have anything
to lose. we was advantageous that a reserve automobile came out dual laps later
and then, when it became transparent that usually Paul, Bruno and we had
stopped, it seemed expected that we could be in with a possibility of a
podium. we am unequivocally happy with second place, though we are good aware
that we need to urge in terms of speed in a second race.”

 

Bart Mampaey (team principal, BMW Team RBM):
“Regarding Bruno, we consider that a automobile had some-more intensity in
subordinate than we showed. Our plan in a competition was usually right.
Bruno did a illusory pursuit and shielded intensely good against
Rockenfeller. we am gay for a whole team. There were incidents
with a other dual cars, that we will demeanour during again in some-more detail
after so that we can quarrel behind tomorrow. We were means to collect up
profitable points currently with a one car. We wish to urge on that tomorrow.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7, BMW Bank BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
17th, competition result: 3rd place – 144 races, 14
wins, 46 podiums, 17 stick positions, 775 points, 1 Drivers’ title):
“That was a tough race, in that we were also a bit lucky.
But we had a good strategy. It was a illusory opening from my
team, holding a risk of interlude a second time in a reserve car
phase. But it was required given we had stopped on a really initial lap
and it would have been really formidable to finish a competition without
stopping. A large appreciate we to a group for their bravery and a good
array stops. It was really formidable to urge opposite Mike Rockenfeller
during a end. He put me underneath a lot of pressure, though we gave it my all to
move home a lectern for a whole team.”

 

Tom Blomqvist (#31, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM – Grid
position: 10th, competition result: late – 41 races, 1 win, 5
podiums, 1 stick position, 174 points):
“I was hit
immediately after a start and forsaken right down a field, that was
a finish of my race. I’m really unhappy that it happened to me yet
again. we have been incited 3 times in a 5 races of a season
so far. we returned to a array given there was no indicate in me carrying
on with a race. The automobile was badly shop-worn and didn’t have any
doing left.”

 

Maxime Martin (#36, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
12th, competition result: late – 51 races, 2 wins, 6 podiums,
2 stick positions, 248 points):
“I done hit with Tom in
spin two, that was my fault. The front of a automobile was shop-worn as a
result. It was substantially this repairs that led to my brakes blocking
after on. After that, we was incompetent to keep going. It’s a genuine shame,
though it was my error.”

 

The standings:

 

Drivers: 1. Lucas Auer (69 points), 2. Jamie Green
(61), 3. Mike Rockenfeller (53), 4. Gary Paffett (50), 5. Timo
Glock (43)
, 6. Mattias Ekström (43), 7. René Rast (42), 8.
Robert Wickens (38), 9. Paul di Resta (37), 10. Marco Wittmann
(20)
, 11. Edoardo Mortara (20), 12. Nico Müller (20),
13. Bruno Spengler (17), 14. Maxime Martin (17),
15. Maro Engel (3), 16. Tom Blomqvist (2), 17. Augusto Farfus
(0)
, 18. Loic Duval (0).

 

Teams: 1. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (103 points), 2.
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT (89), 3. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes
me (88), 4. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (63), 5. Audi Sport Team
Phoenix (53), 6. BMW Team RMR (45), 7. Mercedes-AMG
Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy (40), 8. BMW Team RBM (34), 9.
BMW Team RMG (20).

 

Manufacturers: 1. Audi (219 points), 2. Mercedes
(217), 3. BMW (99).

 

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