DTM during Zandvoort: Four BMW drivers collect adult points in Saturday’s competition by a North Sea.

Zandvoort. In a ninth competition of a 2018 DTM deteriorate at
Zandvoort (NED), 4 BMW drivers picked adult points. Timo Glock (GER,
DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM), Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW Driving
Experience M4 DTM), Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) and Joel
Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM) crossed a finish line in sixth,
seventh, eighth and ninth places respectively after 34 laps. The win
went to Mercedes’ Gary Paffett (GBR). Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank
M4 DTM) and Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) in 12th
and 14th place missed out on a points.

 

Reactions to Saturday’s competition during Zandvoort:

 

Rudolf Dittrich (General Manager BMW Motorsport Vehicle
Development):
“We got 4 cars in a tip 10 today
that is a plain group performance. Augusto and Joel were means benefit on
their subordinate positions, that is not a given here during Zandvoort.
Timo and Marco had to stop progressing than designed and unfortunately were
incompetent to pierce adult a margin though they picked adult profitable points in the
conflict for a championship. The reserve automobile brought a margin back
together. Overall, Mercedes was stronger today. Congratulations on the
win. Now we will try to tighten a opening for tomorrow.”

 

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team
RMG):
“We struggled in subordinate currently though we are happy
that we brought all 3 cars home in a quarrel in a competition top-ten. It
goes though observant that we wish to finish aloft adult a field. That
is a idea for tomorrow.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 6th place, competition result:
7th place, points: 98):
“It was a difficult
competition that was dominated by Mercedes. Despite a reserve automobile duration we
were incompetent to conflict a tip spots. The 4 BMWs in a top-ten were
all during a identical turn though it is always a contrition when we are incompetent to
do improved in a race.”

Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 10th place, competition result:
8th place, points: 12):
“Eighth place was
a limit today. Together with Marco and Timo we delivered a solid
group performance. Naturally a improved grid position helps. That’s the
idea for tomorrow – and afterwards we’ll see how a second competition goes.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 5th place, competition result: 6th
place, points: 100):
“The tangible competition wasn’t that
formidable since we was means to expostulate in my rhythm. we done a mistake
during a start when we didn’t bank on Robin Frijns overtaking me. I
should have sealed a doorway better. After that it was shortly transparent that
a guys during a front pulled away. Then things were sparkling again at
a restart and in a initial half of a path after that. Mercedes is
impossibly clever here and Audi also looked good. We need to try and
urge by tomorrow.”

 

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):
“We
had to make progressing stops than designed with dual of a cars, while
with Joel we were means to stay out longer. That paid off for him. He
had partially fresher tyres during a end, so he was means to overtake
Jamie Green. Now we need to see how we can urge for tomorrow.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 13th place, competition result: 14th place,
points: 53):
“This competition has shown me once again that
we need to finish serve adult a margin in qualifying. we gathering a good
competition with a few good manoeuvres so it’s unsatisfactory to usually cross
a finish line in 14th place.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 12th place, competition result: 12th place,
points: 43):
“Naturally, we am not confident with
12th position. The intensity was there in subordinate but
afterwards we didn’t have a gait in a race. Now, we need to see what we
can urge for tomorrow.”

 

Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 15th place, competition result: 9th place,
points: 27):
“Normally we aren’t confident with
ninth, though I’m really gratified with that outcome today. Finishing in the
points after starting from 15th on a grid is great. It’s
roughly unfit to pass here. The array stop was also fantastic.
That’s because we can be happy today.”