BMW drivers move a initial half of a DTM deteriorate to a tighten with 3 top-ten formula during Zandvoort.

Zandvoort. Numerous incidents, a reserve car
duration and 3 BMW drivers in a points. An eventful Sunday race
during Zandvoort (NED) brought a initial half of a 2018 DTM deteriorate to
a close. Philipp Eng (AUT), in a BMW Team RBM (RMR) SAMSUNG BMW M4
DTM, was a best-placed BMW motorist in both qualifying, in second
place, and in a competition in fourth. He was followed by BMW Team RMG’s
Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) in fifth. Timo Glock (GER,
DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) was during a behind of a margin after the
start, though worked his approach adult to 10th place.


Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM) in 11th narrowly missed
out on a points. Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Marco
Wittmann (GER, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM) got held adult in
accidents by no error of their possess and had to make do with
13th and 17th places.


In a driver’s standings, Glock now has 101 points and, in third
place, is a best-placed BMW driver. Mercedes motorist Gary Paffett
(GBR) is during a tip of a list with 148 points. In the
manufacturer’s standings, BMW is in second with 358 points, behind
Mercedes (547) during a mid-point of a season. The subsequent dual DTM races
are scheduled for 11th and 12th Aug during Brands
Hatch (GBR).


Reactions to Sunday’s competition in Zandvoort:


Rudolf Dittrich (General Manager BMW Motorsport Vehicle Development):

“Overall, we can be confident with this outcome here during Zandvoort.
After qualifying, some of a drivers had formidable grid positions in
a race. Incidents prevented Marco Wittmann and Bruno Spengler from
picking adult points. However, Philipp Eng and Augusto Farfus showed that
we can keep adult with a gait during a front. Timo Glock’s fighting
suggestion was rewarded with tenth place. We finished adult scoring points with
3 cars. Congratulations to René Rast and Audi on a win.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“It’s good that we got another good outcome with Augusto. This is how
a second half of a deteriorate should continue. Qualifying didn’t go
according to devise for Marco and Timo today. We had a good plan for
all 3 cars in a race, though afterwards a incidents pushed us down the
field. As common we are looking forward now. Everyone in a group did
another good pursuit here during Zandvoort.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 12th place, competition result:
17th place, points: 98):  

“I had a good start, and a initial path was okay. We were means to work
a approach adult into a points from 12th on a grid, so
notwithstanding a formidable starting position, we would unequivocally have been
means to collect adult points today. Unfortunately, Loic Duval pushed me into
Edoardo Mortara’s automobile during a restart. we braked as tough as possible,
though we got entangled. That resulted in a puncture for me.”


Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 8th place, competition result: 5th
place, points: 22):  

“We had a clever competition today. We finally conduct to find a good
concede with a balance. It’s a contrition that we done a mistake in
qualifying. Otherwise it competence have been probable to finish serve up
a margin in a competition though we am happy with fifth place.”


Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 17th place, competition result:
10th place, points: 101):  

“It unequivocally wasn’t a day today. The speed was good in subordinate but
for whatever reason, we mislaid too most time in a final sector. That’s
because we had to start from a behind of a grid. The automobile went off during the
start and afterwards we followed a field, though with a good strategy, we was
means to quarrel my approach up. we avoided a incidents, so was during slightest able
to collect adult a point.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“Firstly, congratulations to René Rast on his win. we consider we had a
good altogether package with Philipp. It goes though observant that it
would have been good to finish on a podium. We will try again at
Brands Hatch. The occurrence involving Bruno and Jamie Green was
unfortunate. After Joel’s collision in giveaway use it wasn’t an easy
competition for him. Overall it wasn’t a brightest weekend, though we will
give it a all again during Brands Hatch.”


Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 2nd place, competition result: 4th place,
points: 67):  

“Qualifying with second on a grid was fantastic. Then after the
reserve automobile duration in particular, a competition gait was unequivocally good. The
automobile was unchanging and clever and we felt unequivocally comfortable. We can
unequivocally build on this competition pace.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 7th place, competition result: 13th place,
points: 43):

“Starting from seventh on a grid, some-more was unequivocally possible.
Unfortunately, we mislaid a lot of belligerent during a start of a race. Then,
being strike by Jamie Green and alighting in a sand did zero to
help. I’ll pierce past this competition now and demeanour forward to Brands Hatch.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 14th place, competition result: 11th place,
points: 27):  

“It was a tough weekend for us. Unfortunately, a plan didn’t
unequivocally compensate off today. Nevertheless, we were means to learn a good deal
over a weekend. We will pull a right conclusions from this.”