Martin and Wittmann in a points during a Lausitzring in Sunday’s competition – Blomqvist starts from front quarrel for BMW.

At a Lausitzring (GER), Maxime Martin (BEL) finished his
50th DTM competition – and a 70th competition for BMW
Motorsport given a 2012 quip – in eighth place. One day after
his fourth-place finish in a third competition of a season, he claimed
4 some-more points for a Drivers’ Championship on Sunday in his
SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. DTM champion Marco Wittmann (GER) noted his
60th DTM start by finishing ninth in a Red Bull BMW M4
DTM. Tom Blomqvist (GBR) had achieved good in subordinate to start
from second place in a BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM though received
a five-second pit-stop chastisement after a burst start and forsaken out of
a points. A sum of 67,500 spectators attended a Motorsport
Festival in a Lausitz region



Tom Blomqvist only missed out on the
second stick position of his DTM career. He accessible a time of 1:16.323
mins in his BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM to lead a standings
until only before a finish of a session, when Robert Wickens (CAN,
Mercedes) bettered his performance. However, second place on a grid
is a best outcome of a deteriorate for Blomqvist and he was rewarded
with dual points in a Drivers’ Championship. After finishing fourth
in Saturday’s race, Maxime Martin also achieved good on Sunday,
subordinate in fifth position in his SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. Augusto Farfus
(BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) and Marco Wittmann also done it into a top
10, claiming ninth and tenth places respectively. Bruno Spengler (CAN,
BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Timo Glock (GER, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) were
tighten behind in twelfth and 13th positions.


The race:

Tom Blomqvist started from a front quarrel and was means to urge his
second place in a early stages. However, he was punished for a jump
start with a five-second pit-stop chastisement that forsaken him out of the
points and couldn’t swell serve than 17th place. The
competition went improved for Maxime Martin, who scored some-more points in the
Drivers’ Championship by finishing eighth. Marco Wittmann also done it
into a tip ten, finishing ninth after a late array stop. Augusto
Farfus, Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler crossed a line in
14th, 15th and 16th positions.


The reactions:


BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt: “Sunday’s
competition was also a tough one for us here during a Lausitzring. Of course,
finishing with a best-placed cars in eighth and ninth positions is
not a outcome we were anticipating for. It was hapless that Tom made
a burst start, even if it was unequivocally parsimonious and that shabby the
outcome of a competition though we have to take a tighten demeanour during a competition as a
whole and inspect a strategy. It went good for Marco and he was able
to say a pace. It could be that we called him in too early,
differently he might have been means to urge by a few places. Overall,
we didn’t select utterly assertive tactics, distinct Audi for
example. You could see that their plan paid off twice. It really
wasn’t a good weekend for us. Congratulations to Audi on their win.”


Stefan Reinhold (team principal, BMW Team RMG): “We
had a formidable start to a weekend on Saturday. We worked really
tough again for a second competition and we did conduct to improve. But it
was an unsymmetrical onslaught for us in a competition really. We are happy to
have scored a few points during least. Marco gathering a good competition and the
plan was right. we would like to enrich all a mechanics on
their tough work – weekends where we don’t win many points are only as demanding.”


Marco Wittmann (#11, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
10th, competition result: 9th – 60 races, 8 wins, 16
podiums, 8 stick positions, 541 points, 2 Drivers’ titles):
“I am sincerely gratified with a result. We did a best we
could today. we had decent gait and we was means to expostulate a prolonged time
before a initial stop. we battled my approach adult to ninth, had a great
competition with Lucas Auer and sealed a opening to a cars ahead. However,
a Audis were flattering most irrefutable today. We still have copiousness of
work to do.”


Augusto Farfus (#15, Shell BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
9th, competition result: 14th – 70 races, 4 wins, 12
podiums, 5 stick positions, 345 points):
“We were improved in
subordinate currently though we simply didn’t have a compulsory racing pace
and that means that we can’t do most in a race. Everyone could see
that all a BMWs were struggling with that in a race.”


Timo Glock (#16, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
13th, competition result: 15th – 60 races, 3 wins, 6
podiums, 2 stick positions, 238 points):
“We had a tough
weekend here – and unfortunately we didn’t measure any points. The fact
remains: a Lausitzring isn’t a favourite circuit. The other teams
were too clever here. Now we have to make certain that we are improved set
adult for a other tracks. Nonetheless, I’d like to appreciate my group as the
lads did a good pursuit with no mistakes.”


Bart Mampaey (team principal, BMW Team RBM): “It was
a formidable race, starting with Tom’s burst start. We will have to
analyse that. The chastisement meant that he had no possibility in a race. We
attempted out a opposite plan with Bruno and that worked utterly well.
We attempted a best though it only didn’t utterly work out. Maxime gave his
all once again and eighth place was a best we were means to achieve.
Now we have to work tough to safeguard that we perform improved in a next
races during a Hungaroring.”


Bruno Spengler (#7, BMW Bank BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
12th, competition result: 16th – 143 races, 14 wins,
45 podiums, 17 stick positions, 760 points, 1 Drivers’ title):
“We attempted out a plan with an early array stop. With a bit
of luck, we can go utterly a prolonged approach with that kind of strategy. But
it means that we expostulate for most a whole competition on one set of
tyres, that was flattering formidable for us here. We have copiousness of work
to do and will try to urge a opening over a stretch in
particular. That is a plea for a arriving races.”


Tom Blomqvist (#31, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM – Grid
position: 2nd, competition result: 17th – 40 races, 1
win, 5 podiums, 1 stick position, 174 points):
“I was having
problems with a clutch, that lead to a burst start as we moved. we was
unequivocally unhappy when we listened that we was being penalised. we didn’t
unequivocally conflict after that, though we wouldn’t have had a gait for it. We
need to find out because we are carrying problems with a competition pace.”


Maxime Martin (#36, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
5th, competition result: 8th – 50 races, 2 wins, 6
podiums, 2 stick positions, 248 points):
“It was a difficult
race. We have to work on a competition gait and realize that qualifying
alone is not a pivotal to success. We now have to pull on and prepare
for a subsequent race.”


The standings:


Drivers: 1. Lucas Auer (69 points), 2. Jamie Green
(53), 3. Gary Paffett (46), 4. Mike Rockenfeller (41), 5. Robert
Wickens (38), 6. Mattias Ekström (32), 7. René Rast (31), 8.
Timo Glock (25),
9. Nico Müller (20), 10. Edoardo Mortara
(19), 11. Marco Wittmann (18),
12. Maxime Martin (17), 13. Paul di Resta (12), 14.
Maro Engel (3), 15. Bruno Spengler (2), 16. Tom Blomqvist (2),
17. Augusto Farfus (0),
18. Loic Duval (0).


Teams: 1. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT (88 points), 2.
Audi Sport Team Rosberg (84), 3. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes me
(84), 4. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (52), 5. Audi Sport Team
Phoenix (41), 6. BMW Team RMR (27), 7. BMW Team RBM (19), 8.
BMW Team RMG (18),
9. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL
Energy (15).


Manufacturers: 1. Mercedes (187 points), 2. Audi
(177), 3. BMW (64)


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