Gloves off for turn two: After a clever start for a new DTM, a deteriorate continues for BMW Motorsport during a Lausitzring.

Munich. After a prolonged winter break, a DTM has dual rounds in
May. Just 14 days after a deteriorate opener in Hockenheim (GER), the
6 BMW drivers will competition rounds 3 and 4 of a year at
a Lausitzring (GER). The fans can demeanour brazen to a packaged racing
programme during a “Motorsport Festival”. In further to a DTM, the
ADAC GT Masters will also contest on a 3.478-kilometre track.


The situation:
With 25 points for second place
in a initial race, stick position for competition two, and eighth place in the
competition on Sunday, Timo Glock (GER) of BMW Team RMG (RMR) was a most
successful BMW motorist during a deteriorate opener in Hockenheim. DTM champion
Marco Wittmann (GER) also picked adult points for RMG in both races and
was rewarded for his clever follow from 17th to
3rd place with a mark on a podium. Bruno Spengler (CAN)
in ninth place in a second competition scored a initial dual points of the
deteriorate for BMW Team RBM.


The expectations:

BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt: “The DTM
delivered all that we affianced it would during a deteriorate opener in
Hockenheim. It was not customarily a races that were genuine thrillers, but
a subordinate sessions too. We wanted to give a fans even more
movement – and we succeeded. It also showed that a concentration unequivocally is on
a drivers this year. In particular, this was demonstrated by Timo
Glock and Marco Wittmann, who finished on a lectern after starting
from 17th on a grid. Overall a initial turn of a 2017
DTM was a good success and has smooth a ardour for a races during the
Lausitzring. I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a Motorsport Festival and
a ADAC GT Masters. BMW Team Schnitzer with Philipp Eng and a BMW
Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard got off to a good start to a season
in that array with a win during a opening weekend in Oschersleben. No
doubt a reunion with Charly Lamm and his group will be another
prominence for a DTM fans.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “We
gained a lot of new knowledge during a deteriorate opener in Hockenheim, and
gifted how a many changes for a 2017 DTM deteriorate actually
impact a operations. This concerned a lot of work for a team, but
we were rewarded with a initial good formula of a year. We wish to
build on this during a Lausitzring. Now we are unequivocally some-more wakeful of
what we can design as a group and will concentration on scheming for that.”


Marco Wittmann (#11, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – 58 races, 8 wins,
16 podiums, 8 stick positions, 539 points, 2 Drivers’ titles):
“Things have customarily left good for me during a Lausitzring in
a past, that was where we brought home my pretension in 2014. And we did
unequivocally good there in 2016 with fourth and sixth place, even yet the
lane has never unequivocally matched us. we am intensely assured and think
that with a new automobile and a new manners there is doubt on every
racetrack this year. It goes though observant that a aim is to get a
good result.”


Augusto Farfus (#15, Shell BMW M4 DTM – 68 races, 4 wins, 12
podiums, 5 stick positions, 345 points):
“It can customarily get
improved than in Hockenheim, so we have to be positive. It wasn’t our
weekend during a Hockenheimring. The Lausitzring gives us the
eventuality to restart a season.”


Timo Glock (#16, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – 58 races, 3 wins,
6 podiums, 2 stick positions, 238 points):
“Like during the
premiere final year, we will once again be during a Lausitzring with the
ADAC GT Masters this season. It will be an implausible philharmonic for
a fans. we have unequivocally certain memories of a Lausitzring, even
yet BMW hasn’t always finished so good there. we am vehement to see how
we are positioned this year and I’m looking to a full mount and a full paddock.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM): “We had
a high training bend over a march of a Hockenheim weekend – and
of march we wish to send this into some good formula during the
Lausitzring. Our drivers were unequivocally competitive, though they
suffered a sip of bad fitness during incidents in a races. we wish that
this weekend will be improved and that we will be means to move home
some good points.”


Bruno Spengler (#7, BMW Bank BMW M4 DTM – 141 races, 14 wins,
45 podiums, 17 stick positions, 760 points, 1 Drivers’ title):
“I have very, unequivocally good memories of a Lausitzring. we have
had a few lectern positions and wins there, not forgetful a first
feat after BMW finished a DTM comeback. It was also win series 50 for
BMW in 2012, that is because a Lausitzring is special to me. we like the
lane and unequivocally suffer pushing there. The spectators there are very
ardent about motorsport. we am rarely motivated.”


Tom Blomqvist (#31, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM – 38 races,
1 win, 5 podiums, 1 stick position, 172 points):
“I had
tough races during a Lausitzring in 2016, so hopefully things will be
improved this year. Last year a Motorsport Festival was utterly a good
eventuality with a common weekend with a ADAC GT Masters, so hopefully a
lot of fans will return. They can unequivocally demeanour brazen to their visit.”


Maxime Martin (#36, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – 48 races, 2 wins, 6
podiums, 2 stick positions, 231 points):
“After a bad luck
in Hockenheim, I’m putting my hopes on a successful weekend during the
Lausitzring. I’ve always finished good there in a past that is because I
consider we competence have a good chance. No doubt we will knowledge another
dual stirring races. We’re aiming for points.”


The history:

The DTM has contested 19 races during a Lausitzring given 2001. The
lane is 3.478 kilometres in length and was non-stop on 20th
Aug 2000. At their unequivocally initial coming on their DTM comeback, BMW
distinguished a many successful weekend in Lusatia to date: First
Spengler cumulative stick position forward of Farfus, afterwards Spengler clinched
BMW’s 50th DTM feat in a race. Farfus was also on the
lectern in third place.


The media schedule:

Friday, 19th May

14:30-15:00, ITR Press Conference with Timo Glock, Media Center

Saturday, 20th May

16:30-16:40, churned section interviews with all BMW drivers, Media Center

Sunday, 21st May

9:00-9:30, talk event with BMW Motorsport Director Jens
Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Hospitality

17:00-17:10, churned section interviews with all BMW drivers, Media Center


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