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BMW DTM teams transport to a Lausitzring for a miracle weekend in a DTM.

Munich. The DTM earnings to Germany after trips to Assen (NED)
and Brands Hatch (GBR). This weekend (23rd to
25th August), a Lausitzring will horde turn 7 of
a 2019 season. The BMW DTM teams were in a Lausitz segment back
in Apr when they finished a extensive four-day exam with the
new BMW M4 DTM and a turbo engine.


Six competition weekends into a season, Marco Wittmann (GER) is currently
a best-placed BMW motorist in a Drivers’ Championship in third place
with 147 points. He is followed in fourth place by Philipp Eng (AUT)
with 129 points. The new turbocharged BMW M4 DTM has won 6 of the
twelve races so distant this season. Wittmann has climbed onto a top
step of a lectern 4 times, while Eng and Bruno Spengler (CAN) both
have one win to their name. BMW has also claimed a serve 5 lectern finishes.


The DTM reaches a special miracle during a Lausitzring when Sunday’s
competition will be a 500th in a story of a popular
furloughed automobile series. It all began behind in 1984 with feat for Harald
Grohs (GER) in a BMW 635 CSi during Zolder, Belgium. BMW was involved
with a works group in a 1980s and a start of a 1990s, before
returning to a array in 2012. In this time, BMW drivers have
claimed 87 competition wins and a sum of 295 podiums. Timo Glock (GER) will
pierce that story to life again during a Lausitzring on Saturday when
he takes to a lane in a selected BMW M3 E30 from a 1980s as part
of a Tourenwagen Classics.


Quotes brazen of a DTM races during a Lausitzring.


Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“This weekend, we enter a business finish of a 2019 DTM deteriorate at
a Lausitzring. We still have 6 races brazen of us and a idea is
to measure as many points as probable for BMW with all 6 drivers. It
is going to be an sparkling final spurt, and a teams and drivers will
work tough to modify a BMW M4 DTM’s opening into tip formula in
subordinate and a races. The DTM reaches a special miracle during the
weekend with a 500th competition on Sunday. Congratulations on a
‘big birthday’! The DTM is one of a array that has made the
story of motorsport. We are unequivocally unapproachable to be a partial of this long
success story and are looking brazen to an sparkling destiny together.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal BMW Team RMG):

“In a deteriorate so far, we have stood on a tip step of a lectern on
5 of a 6 competition weekends, and have already cumulative stick position
in subordinate on 4 occasions. We wish to behind that adult during the
Lausitzring, and afterwards during a Nürburgring and during Hockenheim – as only
afterwards is a deteriorate over. We all know full good that it is always worth
fighting until a final whistle. That is one of a qualities and
what we are scheming for. We will do all in a energy to start
a successful final emanate with Marco Wittmann, Bruno Spengler and Timo
Glock, and to collect adult as many tip formula and points as probable with them.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Drivers’
standings: 8th, 77 points):

“I like a Lausitzring and it is good to lapse to Germany with the
DTM. we have won a few times during a Lausitzring. It is a very
engaging circuit. It is easier to pass on a multiple with
a large circuit, on that we competition nowadays, than it used to be on the
shorter layout. It is good to expostulate too. There are always a lot of
fans during a Lausitzring and they emanate a glorious atmosphere. As such,
we am looking brazen to a weekend. BMW has been unequivocally successful
there in a past. Hopefully that will continue to be a case. We
will work tough to arrive during a Lausitzring good prepared, and we will
pull myself to a extent there.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG,
Drivers’ standings: 3rd, 147 points):

“I apparently have lustful memories of a Lausitzring, as it was there
that we cumulative my initial Drivers’ pretension in 2014. This weekend, the
concentration is apparently clearly on bouncing behind in a pretension race. We will
be prosaic out there again, and we trust a proceed has always been
unequivocally good during a new competition weekends. This authorised us to measure a lot
of points during Assen and on a Saturday during Brands Hatch. we consider that
has to be a proceed again during Lausitz: go during it full stifle and
make certain we are on a symbol in terms of performance. We still have
3 competition weekends to come, and we have to try to get a many out of them.”


Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Drivers’ standings:
13th, 33 points):

“The idea for a Lausitzring is to collect adult some points again. we just
wish that we have a good weekend, but any issues, and with a good
pace. we am also unequivocally looking brazen to doing a few laps with the
BMW M3 E30 as partial of a Tourenwagen Classics. It is a fable among
selected BMW competition cars, and we am certain it will be good fun to drive.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal BMW Team RBM):

“An sparkling final third of a deteriorate gets underway during the
Lausitzring. The whole group and a 3 drivers are highly
encouraged brazen of a entrance competition weekend. Philipp Eng cumulative his
initial stick position and his initial DTM lectern there final year, and Joel
Eriksson also showed good competition pace. Our rookie, Sheldon outpost der
Linde, is returning to a circuit he is informed with, so all the
mixture are there for a clever weekend with good formula and
copiousness of points. We will now do a best to use these mixture and
plea during a conduct of a field.”


Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Drivers’
standings: 4th, 129 points):

“The Lausitzring is one of my favourite circuits. we unequivocally like it
there and have lustful memories of a track. we claimed my initial pole
position and initial lectern in a DTM there final year. we wish we can
repeat that this year and modify it into dual good competition results.”


Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Drivers’ standings: 12th, 36 points):

“It’s going to be unequivocally good to go to a lane that we already know –
distinct a lot of marks this year, that were totally new to me. It
creates my life a bit easier to get adult to speed early on. It’s a really
good track, routinely unequivocally good for overtaking, so I’m looking forward
to it.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Drivers’
standings: 10th, 43 points):

“I unequivocally like a Lausitzring. We’ve been contrast there before the
deteriorate and a exam was flattering clever from a side. we am optimistic
that, after an detrimental weekend during Brands Hatch, we can pierce forward
now. We only need to keep a heads down und keep pushing.”


Media Schedule (all times CEST).


Friday, 23rd August

14:30-15:00, ITR press discussion with Marco Wittmann, Media Centre


Saturday, 24th August

15:50-16:00, Mixed Zone with all BMW drivers, Media Centre


Sunday, 25th August

15:50-16:00, Mixed Zone with all BMW drivers, Media Centre