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Four BMW M4 DTM cars in a points on Saturday during a Lausitzring.

Lausitzring. The best-placed BMW motorist in competition 13 of a DTM
deteriorate during a Lausitzring (GER) was Marco Wittmann (GER, Schaeffler
BMW M4 DTM) in fourth place. Despite narrowly blank out on a place
on a podium, he did make adult belligerent in a Drivers’ Championship,
as championship personality René Rast (GER, Audi) unsuccessful to finish. The
12 points scored for fourth place also took Wittmann past the
1,000-point symbol for his DTM career. He now has 1,006 points to his
name. Wittmann was assimilated in a points positions by Philipp Eng
(AUT, ZF BMW M4 DTM) in fifth, Joel Eriksson (SWE, CATL BMW M4 DTM)
in eighth, and Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) in ninth. 

Timo Glock (GER) unsuccessful to finish, due to a technical
emanate on a JiVS BMW M4 DTM. Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA) came home
16th, after a inadequate doorway had to be transposed on a Shell
BMW M4 DTM. The DTM will reason a 500th race on Sunday.
Reactions to a 13th DTM competition of a 2019 season
during Brands Hatch.

Rudolf Dittrich (General Manager BMW Motorsport Vehicle Development): 

“After a good subordinate and a glorious start, Marco Wittmann took
an considerable fourth place and done adult belligerent in a Drivers’
Championship. Philipp Eng, Joel Eriksson and Bruno Spengler also had
good races, with a few fantastic battles, and done it into a top
ten. It is a contrition that Timo Glock had to retire with a technical
issue, that meant he missed out on a probable points finish. In the
box of Sheldon outpost der Linde, a inadequate doorway had to be replaced. Thank
we to a large crowds here during a Lausitzring, who combined a great
atmosphere. Congratulations to Nico Müller on a win – and, of
course, to Bruno Spengler on his 36th birthday this weekend.”
Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“It was a formidable subordinate today. We were means to urge on
a grid positions a small bit. We afterwards attempted to make optimal use of
a tyres. However, there was simply zero some-more we could have done
today. The whole group did a good job. We are now focussing on tomorrow.”
Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
5th, Race: 4th, Drivers’ standings:
3rd, 159 points):

“The outcome is a small disappointing. We are unequivocally perplexing to
get all out of a package, but, unfortunately, it is simply
not adequate during a moment. Sure, we cut a opening during a tip a little,
interjection to René Rast’s retirement. However, to unequivocally be in contention
in a pretension competition we have to finish forward of a rivals.”
Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
12th, Race: 9th, Drivers’ standings:
8th, 79 points):

“We during slightest managed to stand into a points from
12th place. We attempted to only use one set of tyres in
qualifying. That paid dividends in a race. We contingency now make certain we
are a shade faster tomorrow and collect adult a few some-more points. Ninth place
is okay, though apparently not wholly satisfactory.”
Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
9th, Race: DNF, Drivers’ standings: 13th, 33 points):

“That was a bit of a contrition today. we had really good gait though was
stranded behind Joel Eriksson and could not get past him. Unfortunately,
we also mislaid a small bit of time during a array stop. When we returned
to a lane we unexpected had no drive. Then it was all over.”
Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“After subordinate and a use sessions, we took a step in
a right direction. we consider we did a good pursuit of that with Philipp
Eng and Joel Eriksson. In Philipp’s case, we mislaid a small bit of time
during a array stop. However, we coped good with that and Philipp was then
means to pass Pietro Fittipaldi out on a track, that warranted us
fifth place. We are really happy with that. Joel also done adult some
places. We were detrimental with Sheldon outpost der Linde. We contingency now find
out accurately what happened to his car.”
Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
8th, Race: 5th, Drivers’ standings:
4th, 139 points):

“I would apparently have favourite to have scored some-more points, though I
consider Audi was simply faster today. Marco Wittmann and we seem to have
got a many out of today. On a whole, however, a automobile feels superb.”
Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid:
10th, Race: 8th, Drivers’ standings:
10th, 47 points):

“The outcome is not so bad. In a end, we should be happy with
a points after starting a competition in tenth place. For me, a fact
that we had a purify competition though any technical issues is a big
positive. The start was indeed flattering good, though we was pushed into
a wall. Despite that, we still managed to benefit a few positions.
Although we attempted to use DRS cleverly, we unfortunately mislaid out to
Pietro Fittipaldi.”
Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 14th, Race: 16th, Drivers’ standings:
12th, 36 points):

“Qualifying was not good today. However, we bounced behind quickly
and stopped late. It was going good on uninformed tyres, though afterwards a door
non-stop and we had to stop to change it. It was only hapless and I
wish fitness will be behind on a side soon.”