Podium for Marco Wittmann and BMW in a final competition of a deteriorate – All 6 BMW M4 DTMs in a top-ten.

Hockenheim. BMW M Motorsport finished a 2018 DTM deteriorate with a
clever group result. Marco Wittmann (GER), during a circle of a BMW
Driving Experience M4 DTM, finished second in a final foe of the
year to take his place on a lectern for a sixth time this season.
Before a foe he had cumulative his initial stick position of a year
in qualifying. Wittmann was assimilated on a lectern by foe leader René
Rast (GER, Audi) and a new DTM champion, Gary Paffett (GBR,
Mercedes). All 6 BMW drivers came home in a top-ten and picked
adult points in a 20th foe of a season.


Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) crossed a finish line in
sixth place, brazen of Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM), Philipp
Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM), Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM) and
Timo Glock (GER, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) in positions 7 to ten.
This represents a initial time this year that all 6 drivers have
finished in a points.


BMW ends a 2018 DTM season, with 623 points, in second place in the
Manufacturers Championship – behind Mercedes though brazen of Audi.
Wittmann, with 164 points to his name, is a best-placed BMW driver
in fourth place in a Drivers’ Championship. Glock is only behind him
in fifth place with 144 points. BMW Team RMR ends a year in fifth
place in a Team competition. Eng is a rookie of a year with 102 points.


Reactions to Sunday’s foe during Hockenheim:


Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“The DTM deteriorate draws to a tighten with another sparkling foe in
Hockenheim – with Marco Wittmann on a podium, all BMW drivers in the
points, and a stirring finish to a pretension race. It has been
another illusory season, with highs and lows for us. One positive
aspect was unequivocally a fact that we were good positioned opposite the
board. Every one of a 6 unchanging drivers finished on a lectern at
slightest once over a march of a deteriorate and we claimed 4 race
wins. There were a lot of highlights, including a illusory battle
between Timo Glock and Gary Paffett during a season-opener in
Hockenheim, Marco Wittmann’s feat on home dirt during a Norisring,
and Alex Zanardi’s memorable tour in a night races during Misano.
On a whole, a 2018 DTM once again anxious fans with fantastic
engine racing – accurately as it should do. We would apparently have liked
to have been battling for titles right down to a finish. Despite
many particular successes, a large success has evaded us this time.
Congratulations to Mercedes and Gary Paffett on winning the
Manufacturer and Driver titles: it is tough to trust that Mercedes
are branch their behind on this illusory array and a fans. We are
now looking brazen to a 2019 deteriorate – with a new car, new opponents
and, though any doubt, a same unrestrained for this series.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“Marco had a slight emanate during a start, though after that he had superb
pace. Our guys had tip strategies for all 3 cars. It has been a
tough weekend for us. The guys in a array line have finished a good job
to get a cars ready. we would like to contend a large appreciate we to a team
for their efforts this season. It has been fiercely-competitive.
However, we never gave adult and were rewarded for a efforts again
today. we am looking brazen to returning to Hockenheim with a guys
for a start of subsequent season.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 1st place, foe result:
2nd place, points: 164):  

“I am unequivocally happy with second place, quite after a bad day we
had yesterday. The guys worked intensely tough and we was means to thank
them with stick position and second place. Unfortunately, we came up
only brief of holding a win, though René was simply a bit too quick
today. The lectern is still a good approach to finish a season.”


Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG –
subordinate result: 5th place, foe result: 7th
place, points: 56):  

“We gave it all and had decent gait – though it was simply not
good adequate for a improved position. We did conduct to make adult a few
places and measure some points during a end. we would like to appreciate BMW
Motorsport and BMW Team RMG. We have had a tough season, though a guys
have always finished their unequivocally best. Unfortunately, a points sum does
not simulate a loyal performance.”


Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 10th place, foe result:
10th place, points: 144):  

“I have no thought what was wrong today. We had such good pace
yesterday. We could not do most on possibly set of tyres in qualifying,
when we were good behind Marco. We had positively no change in the
automobile on a initial set, only underneath and oversteer. When we switched to
a second set, it was only about okay, however a event had
left by that point. Congratulations to Gary Paffett on winning a title.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“First of all, congratulations to Gary Paffett on winning the
Drivers’ title. After yesterday, we worked unequivocally tough to concede a cars
to validate aloft adult a grid. We managed that and finished with all
3 drivers in a points. That is a good finish to what has been a
tough season. The group introduced dual rookies to a DTM. We did our
best and done good swell over a march of a year. we am proud
of a team.”


Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 8th place, foe result: 8th place,
points: 102):  

“Eighth place is okay. It would have been good to have been on the
lectern again. At slightest we have been a tip rookie. Today’s foe was
good fun. We had good gait and a right strategy. In a end, we was
incompetent to lift my game. All in all, however, it was okay.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 4th place, foe result: 6th place,
points: 85):

“The start was unequivocally good. we was a bit discreet in a initial two
corners, as we did not wish to get concerned in a pretension race. As such,
we was a bit clever when Gary and René were involved. Later on, I
attempted to stay in touch, though we did not have a gait – quite in
a initial stint. The second army was a bit better. On a whole, it
was a certain day. We will now concentration on growth work over a winter.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 7th place, foe result: 9th place,
points: 72):  

“It was a tough foe today. Our array stop was maybe a small too
early. As such, we struggled a bit with a tyres later. Otherwise, my
foe was okay. The deteriorate has been unequivocally good for me. we have learned
an awful lot and done good progress. My personal prominence was
apparently a win during Misano. It has been good fun and we would like to
appreciate BMW for this illusory opportunity.”