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Strong group opening during a Nürburgring: Spengler and Wittmann on a lectern for BMW; 5 drivers in a top-ten.

Nürburgring. Two BMW drivers were means to applaud on the
lectern after a 15th turn of a 2019 DTM deteriorate during the
Nürburgring (GER). At a BMW Team RMG home event, Bruno Spengler
(CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Marco Wittmann (GER, Schaeffler BMW M4
DTM) claimed second and third places. While Spengler shielded his
grid position via a race, Wittmann was means to pierce adult from
eleventh to finish in a top-three. A sum of 5 BMW M4 DTMs
finished in a points as feat went to René Rast (GER, Audi).

 

Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) reached seventh place
in a Eifel mountains, followed by Joel Eriksson (SWE, CATL BMW M4
DTM) and Timo Glock (GER, JiVS BMW M4 DTM) in eighth and ninth
positions. Philipp Eng (AUT, ZF BMW M4 DTM) had to make do with
14th place in a competition after struggling with gearbox issues
in qualifying.

 

These were a 50th and 51st podiums for BMW
Team RMG in a DTM. Spengler also reached a milestone: he has now
scored some-more than 1,000 DTM points (1017) in his career. Wittmann
distinguished his sixth lectern finish of a year, while Spengler reached
a top-three for a second time in 2019, carrying formerly claimed
feat during a Norisring (GER).

 

Wittmann stays a best-placed BMW driver, in third place with 182
points. However, he was means to revoke a opening to second place and is
now 33 points behind Nico Müller (SUI, Audi).

 

Reactions to a 15th DTM competition of a 2019 season
during a Nürburgring.

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“It was an sparkling competition here during a Nürburgring with copiousness of
duels. we am gay for Bruno Spengler, who was means to celebrate
his second lectern finish of a season. He is now one of only ten
drivers to have upheld a 1,000-point miracle in a DTM. That is
impressive. It was also a unequivocally good outcome for Marco Wittmann.
Qualifying did not go so good for him, though relocating adult from eleventh
place to finish third unequivocally was another super performance.
Congratulations to BMW Team RMG, on a arise of their
50th and 51st DTM podiums. We managed to get a
sum of 5 cars in a tip 10 currently to record a unequivocally good, compact
outcome – during a home race. Unfortunately, Philipp Eng struggled with
gearbox problems in qualifying. All in all, this is a outcome that we
can be confident with, and we can continue to build on that. Maybe we
can do a bit improved tomorrow. We will positively be coming Sunday
with copiousness of confidence. Congratulations to René Rast.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (BMW Team RMG Team Principal):

“Qualifying did not go good for us though a approach a competition finished made
things better. Bruno delivered a good opening to urge his
second place via a race. Marco Wittmann was also means to
conflict onto a lectern and Timo Glock finished in a points. Everyone
went during full stifle for a home competition – and that unequivocally paid off. I
am unequivocally unapproachable of my whole team. We wish to record another good result
tomorrow and afterwards ready unequivocally good for Hockenheim.”

 

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

“You have to be gratified with finishing third after starting from
eleventh position. We had a good race, with a good plan and a good
array stop. It is good for BMW Team RMG to have dual drivers on the
lectern during a home race.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid:
2nd, Race: 2nd, Drivers’ standings:
8th, 99 points):

“I am unequivocally happy. It was a tough battle, generally during a start. I
was perplexing to pass Mike Rockenfeller though we didn’t utterly conduct it.
After that, a Audis put me underneath some vigour and they were really
fast, though a unequivocally good plan selected by my group helped me to defend
second place and move it home. we am gay for BMW Team RMG.
Having drivers in second and third places is a good result. The team
unequivocally warranted that after all their unequivocally tough work.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
7th, Race: 9th, Driver’s standings:
13th, 35 points):

“The start was unequivocally a problem today. we didn’t get divided and we had
too most wheelspin. That flattering most finished off a competition for me. The
gait was indeed OK overall. Congratulations to a BMW Team RMG on a
good altogether result.”

 

Bart Mampaey (BMW Team RBM Team Principal):

“Congratulations to René Rast, Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann on
their tip performances today. We had a technical problem with Philipp
Eng that we will have to take a closer demeanour at. We reached a points
with Sheldon outpost der Linde and Joel Eriksson. We managed to overcome
some less-than-ideal subordinate formula to urge during a race.
Sheldon had a bit of behind fitness as he achieved unequivocally good in qualifying
and in a race. we am not certain if a right preference was done about
a occurrence with Loic Duval. Overall, we are streamer in a right direction.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR, Grid:
17th, Race: 14th, Drivers’ standings:
4th, 140 points):

“I was good off a gait today. It was a contrition to have that problem
in qualifying. This is now a second time that we have had to start
from a array lane. If you’re personification catch-up from a start, we have
no possibility of removing a good result.”

 

Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM, Grid:
13th, Race: 8th, Drivers’ standings:
11th, 51 points):

“Taking a grid position into account, that was a good race. Our
gait was good and a automobile worked unequivocally well. We mislaid a bit of time
during a array stop though that can happen. We will combine on taking
a step brazen in subordinate tomorrow. Our competition gait positively gives
us reason for optimism.”

 

Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM,
Grid: 6th, Race: 7th, Drivers’ standings:
12th, 42 points):

“You could see what competence have been probable today. The gait during the
start was unequivocally good. Unfortunately, a array stop was not ideal and
we did remove a bit of time. Then we got stranded in traffic, so that was a
bit disappointing. But we am unequivocally happy for BMW. Congratulations to
Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann.”