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Marco Wittmann and Philipp Eng strech a tip 10 during a 500th competition in a story of a DTM.

Lausitzring. The BMW teams endured a tough DTM anniversary
competition during a Lausitzring (GER). In a 500th DTM race,
Marco Wittmann (GER) in a Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM was the
best-placed BMW driver, finishing in sixth place. Philipp Eng (AUT,
ZF BMW M4 DTM) was released from subordinate after a rule
transgression and had to start a competition from a array lane. He put in
a clever chasing opening to finish in tenth position.


Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA, Shell BMW M4 DTM), Joel Eriksson (SWE,
CATL BMW M4 DTM) and Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) crossed the
finishing line in 11th, 13th and 14th
places. Timo Glock (GER, JiVS BMW M4 DTM) late from a race.
Victory went to René Rast (GER, Audi). The outcome also reliable Audi
as winners of a manufacturers’ championship.


Reactions to a 14th DTM competition of a 2019 season
during a Lausitzring.


Rudolf Dittrich (General Manager BMW Motorsport Vehicle Development):

“Firstly, congratulations to a DTM for reaching a landmark of 500
races. The good throng here during a Lausitzring was estimable of such an
event. Unfortunately, it was a tough anniversary competition for us. After a
so-so subordinate session, we weren’t means to furnish a significant
alleviation in prohibited conditions during a race. Overtaking valid to be
unequivocally formidable in such a parsimonious field. Despite this, Marco Wittmann
once again put in a unequivocally strong, battling performance. And Philipp Eng
constructed a good chasing opening after starting from a array lane.
Congratulations to René Rast on a win, and to Audi on feat in the
manufacturers’ championship. Now we will combine on securing some
tip formula during a Nürburgring and in a deteriorate culmination in Hockenheim.
We have shown we are able of this, with 6 wins in a deteriorate so far.”


Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“The conditions we gifted during a weekend done it formidable to
modify a subordinate position into a competition result. It usually works if
everybody does their pursuit 100 percent. That means a drivers and the
team. And that is what we attempted to do. We will have to analyse what
caused a problems for Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler. we can’t say
most some-more about that right now.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
6th, Race: 6th, Drivers’ standings:
3rd, 167 points):

“That was a best we could do today. It is frustrating to have to
contend that from sixth place, though that is how it is. The championship
conditions is clear, as a competitors keep scoring points. we was a
bit too assertive during a start currently and that wheelspin cost me a few
places. However, we managed to conflict behind adult to sixth place by a end.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
14th, Race: 14th, Drivers’ standings:
8th, 79 points):

“We had a problem with a car’s change during subordinate this
morning. We hoped that this would urge during a race. But a car
kept pulling to a right a bit. We don’t know what caused this yet.
However, this increasing a turn of tyre wear and that reduced our
speed. We afterwards attempted to use a second array stop to see if we could fix
something. Unfortunately, that was not a case.”


Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
9th, Race: DNF, Drivers’ standings: 13th, 33 points):

“I don’t know what we am doing wrong during a start only now, though we had
some critical wheelspin. After a array stop, a automobile pulled to the
right on braking and it was working strangely. We came in again but
a second set of tyres done no difference, so we had to retire.”


Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“The initial thing we saw currently was that we have not softened in
qualifying. That is pivotal in a DTM. We put Philipp Eng on an
choice plan in a competition and it seemed to be profitable off. Then
he got concerned in a battle, that substantially put a bit too most strain
on a tyres. We finished a competition in tenth place, nonetheless we had
started from 18th position. It is good to measure a point, though it’s not
adequate to contest in a championship. Sheldon outpost der Linde had a
unequivocally prolonged initial army though he didn’t utterly conduct to measure a point. We
gambled on a intensity reserve automobile proviso with Joel Eriksson, though that
didn’t happen.”


Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
18th, Race: 10th, Drivers’ standings:
4th, 140 points):

“Starting from a unequivocally behind done it a bit tricky. But we did have a
good initial path that saw me pierce adult from final place to tenth. That was
good fun and is something certain for me to take from today’s race.
But, in this box of course, I’d have elite to have had some-more fun
and been on a podium. Basically, we were off a gait today, in
subordinate and in a race. We will have to work on that.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid:
12th, Race: 13th, Drivers’ standings:
10th, 47 points):

“That was not my best race. we started unequivocally good and things were
going good early on, though afterwards there was hit with Nico Müller on
a inside on a second lap. After that, we had some problems with the
change of a car. We gathering a two-stop strategy, though it didn’t work
out in a end.”


Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 11th, Race: 11th, Drivers’ standings:
12th, 36 points):

“I done a good start though afterwards we mislaid a few places in a initial sector
after we was pushed out. The gait was unequivocally good after that and we was
unequivocally gratified with a car. But apparently it wasn’t adequate to measure any points.”