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Marco Wittmann claims his fourth win of a deteriorate for BMW during Brands Hatch – Three BMW M4 DTMs in a tip ten.

Brands Hatch. Fourth stick position of a season, followed by
win series four: Marco Wittmann (GER) corroborated adult his outstanding
performances during Assen (NED) in Saturday’s competition during Brands Hatch
(GBR), where he guided a Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM to a sixth
feat of a deteriorate for BMW M Motorsport. Wittmann done adult ground
on a leaders in a Drivers’ Championship, interjection to a 28-point
haul. Third-placed Wittmann now has 146 points to his name, 32 fewer
than championship personality René Rast (GER, Audi), who followed him
home in second place.


As good as Wittmann, Philipp Eng (AUT, ZF BMW M4 DTM) and Sheldon van
der Linde (RSA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) also finished in a points in sixth
and eighth places respectively. Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM)
and Timo Glock (GER, JiVS BMW M4 DTM) came home 12th and
13th. Glock was concerned in a collision – by no fault
of his possess – during a start with Daniel Juncadella (ESP) and Jake Dennis
(GBR, both Aston Martin), that resulted in him dropping to a back
of a field.


Joel Eriksson (SWE) was incompetent to start a race, due to a technical
emanate with a CATL BMW M4 DTM. The BMW Motorsport engineers and the
group did all they could to solve a problem before a start of the
race, though eventually ran out of time.


Reactions to a 11th DTM competition of a 2019 season
during Brands Hatch.


Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“That was unequivocally a glorious competition from Marco Wittmann. He put together a
good path in formidable conditions in subordinate to secure pole
position. He afterwards hold his haughtiness after Paul di Resta took a lead
interjection to a lightning-quick start. He motionless early on to demeanour after
his tyres. After we motionless to check his array stop a little, he drove
fantastically on a transparent lane and non-stop adult a lead, that he was able
to urge absolutely by to a finish. He is gradually closing
in on a leaders in a Drivers’ Championship. Philipp Eng and
Sheldon outpost der Linde also put adult a good quarrel and scored valuable
points. Looking forward to Sunday, it is now critical to make some-more of
a opportunities and measure points with even some-more cars. we feel sorry
for Joel Eriksson that he was incompetent to start today, however, we
should be means to ready his automobile optimally again for tomorrow.”


Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“We had a ridiculously good Marco in a automobile again. The unsettled
continue done this morning’s subordinate unequivocally exciting. The guys all did
a glorious job. Unfortunately, Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock were a
small detrimental during a start of a race. There was some contact,
though that they would unequivocally both have had improved results. The
array stops were ideal and a competition plan was mark on again. We
wish to be out in front again tomorrow – though with all 3 cars.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
1st, Race: 1st, Drivers’ standings:
3rd, 146 points):

“That was another ideal Saturday for me. Pole, feat and maximum
points – that is fantastic, and something of a rarity. Given the
conditions, it was only a box of removing as most out of currently as
possible, as a lane was both soppy and dry in qualifying. It also
started to drizzle shortly before a start of a race. However, we
hold a haughtiness and did a pursuit correctly. We were means to open a lead,
afterwards contend that lead and secure a win. we am overjoyed.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
14th, Race: 12th, Drivers’ standings:
6th, 77 points):

“We struggled with a change of a automobile a small in qualifying
today. That cost me a lot of time. we had a identical problem in the
race. That is what prevented me from finishing higher. Congratulations
to Marco Wittmann. We are now anticipating for a improved day tomorrow.”


Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
9th, Race: 13th, Drivers’ standings:
12th, 33 points):

“What can we say? It is simply not meant to be. we indeed had a good
start, afterwards we got jarred adult from a left and right. My automobile was so
badly shop-worn on a right side that there was zero we could do from
that indicate on. It is only frustrating during a impulse that there is
always something, and that it is only not entrance together for us. We
contingency wish again that we have a improved day tomorrow.”


Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“Congratulations to Marco Wittmann. What a good result. We managed
to get Philipp Eng into a tip ten, that is not easy in a DTM. I’d
like to appreciate a group for a good pursuit and a plan that paid
dividends this time. Sheldon outpost der Linde had a good start position
after qualifying, though a start was not so good. That resulted in us
losing positions early on. However, that is partial of a learning
process. We contingency urge in this courtesy for tomorrow. It is obviously
unsatisfactory not to have been means to get Joel Eriksson on a grid.
We have some work forward of us. We contingency grasp improved qualifying
formula with Philipp and do all we can to safeguard that Sheldon
and Joel get behind in a tip ten, as that is where they belong.”


Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
11th, Race: 6th, Drivers’ standings:
4th, 119 points):

“We picked adult some good points, though still mislaid belligerent in a Drivers’
Championship. we am unequivocally happy with a second half of a race, but
not wholly happy with a initial half. we didn’t unequivocally feel
gentle during first. Then we found a good rhythm. Our plan was
unequivocally a right one, and a second half of a competition was superb.
Congratulations to Marco Wittmann on a win. With stick position, that
creates it limit points for him today. we wish we can do a same thing tomorrow.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid:
15th, Race: DNS, Drivers’ standings: 10th, 43 points):

“It is apparently a good contrition that we couldn’t start a race,
however these things occur in engine racing. It is now critical to
safeguard a automobile is ideally prepared for Sunday’s race; afterwards we will
go on a conflict again.”


Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 6th, Race: 8th, Drivers’ standings:
13th, 30 points):

“It feels unequivocally good to be behind in a points. Four points for eighth
place is good. It has been a tough weekend so far, though subordinate went
unequivocally well. we had never driven here before, and it is not an easy
circuit. My start was not good, and we hence forsaken behind to
tenth place. However, we was means to quarrel my approach behind to eighth place.
we am confident forward of tomorrow, as a automobile is using well.”