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Eng best-placed BMW motorist in eighth place during Sunday’s Nürburgring race.

Nürburgring. After Saturday’s double podium, a 6 BMW DTM
drivers endured a formidable 16th competition of a deteriorate at
a Nürburgring (GER). Philipp Eng (AUT) finished in eighth place at
a circle of a ZF BMW M4 DTM, scoring 4 points in a overall
standings. Timo Glock (GER, JiVS BMW M4 DTM) and Bruno Spengler
(CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) also reached a top-ten,  finishing in ninth
and tenth positions. Jamie Green (GBR) cumulative a win on Sunday.
After finishing third, associate Audi motorist René Rast (GER) has now
been reliable as 2019 DTM champion.


Joel Eriksson (SWE, CATL BMW M4 DTM) and Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA,
Shell BMW M4 DTM) reached eleventh and 16th positions for
BMW Team RBM during a Nürburgring. A drive-through chastisement was imposed
on outpost der Linde after a collision with Glock on a second lap.


An oil trickle in a engine periphery forced Marco Wittmann (GER) to
conduct for a pits to retire his Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM. The competition in the
Eifel plateau noted his 100th DTM coming for BMW
Team RMG. The two-time champion is a best-placed BMW motorist in the
altogether standings, in third place with 182 points.


Reactions to a 16th DTM competition of a 2019 season
during a Nürburgring.


Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“First of all, congratulations to René Rast and Audi on winning the
pretension here during a Nürburgring. René has achieved unequivocally good throughout
a deteriorate and deserves to be a champion. After a good group result
yesterday, today’s competition opening unequivocally was unsuitable – from
a nonessential collision between Sheldon and Timo to Marco’s
retirement. Qualifying was unequivocally parsimonious though we weren’t in a same
position as on Saturday. Finishing eighth, ninth and tenth in a race
is not enough. We contingency ready ideally for Hockenheim, as we wish to
turn off a deteriorate with a good result.”


Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“In qualifying, we were means to place a cars in a pack. However,
there were a few incidents and technical problems during a race.
After yesterday’s result, we had hoped that currently would go a similar
way. We had worked tough to grasp that though we didn’t get a right
result. However, we will forget about that and demeanour brazen to a next
competition weekend during Hockenheim, where we unequivocally wish to put on a good performance.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
8th, Race: DNF, Drivers’ standings: 3rd, 182 points):

“The opening proviso was good and we were blending it adult with a Audis,
however we didn’t have a gait to make some-more progress. we was focusing
some-more on a second army as we knew that we would afterwards have had fresher
tyres. The technical emanate during a finish was unequivocally disappointing,
generally as this was my 100th competition for BMW group RMG.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
9th , Race: 10th, Drivers’ standings:
9th, 100 points):

“Today wasn’t easy for us in general. Maybe we stopped a small late,
though we couldn’t unequivocally have finished most better. We did conduct to score
one point, notwithstanding a formidable race. Now we are only focusing on Hockenheim.”

Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
7th, Race: 9th, Driver’s standings:
13th, 37 points):

“Finishing ninth after this competition shows that it could have been
probable to record a improved outcome today, though that wasn’t possible
after a occurrence on path two, that is unequivocally unfortunate. At
Hockenheim, we will now do all we can to finish this difficult
deteriorate with a good result.”


Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“Philipp Eng changed adult to eighth after starting from eleventh on the
grid. He did as good as he presumably could and it was a identical story
for Joel Eriksson. Looking during a gait of Sheldon outpost der Linde, I
consider that he could have been within distinguished stretch of a decent
result. However, his competition was effectively over after that
drive-through penalty.”


Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
11th, Race: 8th, Drivers’ standings:
5th, 144 points):

“Of course, that is not a dream outcome though it’s a best we can do at
a moment. Things went improved than yesterday for me. The guys turned
a automobile around completely. At slightest that did compensate off a bit.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid:
13th, Race: 11th, Drivers’ standings:
11th, 51 points):

“It was utterly formidable today. The initial path in sold was
generally messy. Overall, it was a tough weekend for us. We have lots
of work to do before Hockenheim though we am looking brazen to a final
prominence of a season.”


Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 10th, Race: 16th, Drivers’ standings:
12th, 42 points):

“It was a tough, tough day for us. Obviously a conditions with Timo
was not what we wanted. You never wish to make hit with another
BMW. We will now pierce on to a subsequent turn during Hockenheim.”