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Timo Glock finishes third on a lectern for BMW in a deteriorate opener during Hockenheim.

Hockenheim. The BMW M Motorsport weekend got underway with a
podium. At a DTM deteriorate opener during Hockenheim (GER), Timo Glock
(GER) in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, finished in third place on
a podium. Bruno Spengler (CAN) also picked adult points, finishing
sixth in a BMW Bank M4 DTM. Marco Wittmann (GER) had to make do
with eleventh place after starting from second on a grid in the
BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM. Right behind him was Joel Eriksson
(SWE), who finished twelfth in his lass DTM race. The second DTM
rookie Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) crossed a finish line
in 16th place, right behind Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell
BMW M4 DTM). The win went to Gary Paffett (GBR, Mercedes).


Reactions to Saturday’s competition during Hockenheim:


Rudolf Dittrich (BMW Motorsport):

“It was a illusory start to a deteriorate for fans and spectators. The
margin was intensely tighten and we saw good duels on a track.
Congratulations to Timo Glock on a well-deserved lectern in a first
competition of a deteriorate after a flawless performance. It’s a good opener
for him. The same relates to Bruno Spengler in sixth place. I’m also
unequivocally gratified with a opening of a rookies Joel Eriksson and
Philipp Eng. Joel was in a points for many of a race, only
narrowly blank out in a finish in twelfth place. On a whole, it was
a good start to a season; we can build on it. Congratulations to
Mercedes on a one-two finish.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal BMW Team RMG):

“Overall, we are gratified with a initial race. There are a lot of new
faces this year, and a automobile has altered utterly a bit too. We got off
to a flattering good start, though we also saw that we were incompetent to hold
a subordinate positions with all a cars. We need to work on that.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 2nd place, competition result:
11th place, points: 2):

“I’m not certain myself what a emanate was today. we didn’t have the
pace, and there was a good understanding of tyre wear during a race. It was
a formidable race; instead of relocating up, we only forsaken down a field.
It is flattering unsatisfactory to finish adult with no points when we start
from second on a grid.”


Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 6th place, competition result:
15th place, points: -):

“We had a good gait in qualifying. We had problems with a behind axle
in a competition that influenced a performance. Now we need to demeanour during the
information and keep on working. Tomorrow is another day.”


Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 3rd place, competition result: 3rd
place, points: 16):

“I’m unequivocally happy with a whole day. My mechanics and engineers gave
me a good car; many interjection to them! And a plan of changing the
tyres somewhat earlier, putting a Mercedes forward of me under
pressure, worked out unequivocally well. we attempted to get past Lucas Auer, but
he shielded cleverly. After that, we focussed on removing a tyres to
go a stretch in a comfortable temperatures and bringing a important
lectern home.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal BMW Team RBM):

“We saw Bruno Spengler’s intensity in qualifying. He didn’t have the
easiest start; it was flattering tighten going into spin one with René Rast
and Mike Rockenfeller, though Bruno rubbed it unequivocally well. Thanks to our
plan and good pace, we were means to make adult a few positions. We
can be gratified with sixth place. Joel Eriksson had a good pace, though we
were incompetent to get a many out of a start. Over a march of the
race, he fought his approach by a margin and was means to make adult a
few positions. Philipp had a formidable start. So it’s not so easy to
quarrel your approach adult a margin from a behind though we are still learning.
We will use a insights from currently to do improved tomorrow.”


Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 15th place, competition result: 16th place,
points: -):

“Unfortunately, we totally messed adult a start. It was my mistake. It
shouldn’t occur again tomorrow. Apart from that, we am pleased. we made
a few good overtaking manoeuvres, including flitting Mattias Ekström.
That was something special, since he is unequivocally formidable to overtake.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 8th place, competition result: 6th place,
points: 12):

“We were unequivocally good over a distance, though we still have some work
to do before tomorrow so that we are even stronger. With a small more
gait in a second stint, we really could have been within reach
of a podium. However, it is a certain outcome overall, we were able
to collect adult a few points.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 10th place, competition result: 12th place,
points: -):

“I didn’t have a best start, since we forsaken down a field. Then
we got stranded in traffic, that cost me a lot of time. we attempted to make
adult a few positions, though a assign took a fee on a front tyres.
Things felt a lot improved after a array stop. Overall, we feel that my
pushing and opening in a competition were flattering good.”


Next race:

Currently, a BMW M8 GTEs are in movement during a deteriorate opener of the
FIA World Endurance Championship, a 6-hour competition in Spa-Francorchamps
(BEL). The competition finishes during 7:30 p.m. CET.