Hockenheim (DE), 15th Oct 2016. Marco Wittmann (DE) finished
runner-up in a penultimate foe of a DTM season. In doing so, he
extended his lead in a Drivers’ Championship forward of a season
culmination on Sunday. Now with 194 points to his name, a BMW Team RMG
motorist binds a 17-point lead over his usually remaining rival, Edoardo
Mortara (IT, Audi), who finished third. Wittmann’s lectern was a 70th
for BMW given a manufacturer returned to a DTM in 2012, and his
sixth of a 2016 season.
Behind Wittmann, António Félix da Costa (PT) crossed a finish line
fourth in a BMW M4 DTM, carrying started from stick position for the
second time in his DTM career. A serve dual BMW drivers finished in
a points: Timo Glock (DE) was seventh in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4
DTM, while Tom Blomqvist (GB) came home ninth in a Ice-Watch BMW M4
DTM. Augusto Farfus (BR) finished 11th in a Shell BMW M4 DTM. Maxime
Martin (BE, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM), Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM)
and Martin Tomczyk (DE, BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM) came home
13th, 14th and 20th. Victory went to Audi motorist Miguel Molina (ES).
In a Team competition, BMW Team RMG is now second with 268
points after 17 of a season’s 18 races. BMW is also second in the
Manufacturers’ Championship with 610 points.
Reactions to a 17th DTM foe of a 2016 season.
Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):
“As expected, that was tough work here in Hockenheim today. Marco
Wittmann did a glorious pursuit and unequivocally warranted his 18 points. We were
incompetent to say a gait towards a finish of a race, and a Audis
had also saved some DRS. We saw some satisfactory battles out there – that is
accurately how it should be. Tomorrow, it will be critical to uncover the
same gait as we had in subordinate in a foe itself. Whatever
happens, we will give it a comprehensive all. Marco’s lead has grown
again, and we now wish to win a pretension with him tomorrow.”
Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 2nd place):
“That was a good foe for us. On a whole, we had good gait and
second place means we gained another 3 points on Edoardo Mortara.
That was important. You have to acknowledge that he also gathering a good
race. Despite this, we am well-placed for tomorrow’s deteriorate finale. I
will continue to concentration only on doing my pursuit in a cockpit.”
Facts and figures.
Hockenheimring, 4.574 kilometres, 40 mins and one lap
Cloudy, 17 degrees Celsius
BMW Motorsport results:
#11 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – 2nd place
#13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M4 DTM – 4th place
#16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team RMG, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – 7th place
#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM – 9th place
#18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team MTEK, Shell BMW M4 DTM – 11th place
#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RBM, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 13th place
#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM – 14th place
#100 Martin Tomczyk (DE), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts
M4 DTM – 20th place
Marco Wittmann finished on a lectern for a sixth time this season.
A 17-point lead over Edoardo Mortara means that fifth-place in the
final foe of a deteriorate would be adequate for Wittmann to be crowned
DTM champion for a second time.
António Félix da Costa started from stick position for a second time
in his DTM career, that draws to a tighten this weekend. His previous
stick came in Zandvoort (NL) 2015.
Six BMW M4 DTMs started a foe in a tip ten.
Wittmann competent in a tip 10 for a 15th time in a 17th
subordinate event of a season.
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