Third place for Timo Glock and BMW in a penultimate DTM competition of a year during Hockenheim.

Hockenheim. Saturday’s competition during a Hockenheimring (GER) saw
Timo Glock (GER, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) lapse to a clever form
he showed during a season-opener during a same venue. The German came
home third to explain a lectern outcome in a penultimate competition of the
2018 DTM season. This was BMW’s 15th lectern of the
season. Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) finished ninth to
measure dual points.


Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) and Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4
DTM) had to settle for 12th and 15th place at
a finish of an eventful race. Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW Driving
Experience M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) failed
to finish. René Rast (GER, Audi) took a competition win.


Reactions to Saturday’s competition during Hockenheim:


Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“It was a unequivocally eventful competition and we can be happy with a third
place. We started from fourth, eighth and twelfth. Timo Glock cut
by a margin unequivocally well. we feel contemptible for Augusto Farfus and
Marco Wittmann, who were incompetent to finish a race. You could see that
there was a lot going on out on a track. Looking brazen to tomorrow,
we have to do a focussed pursuit in subordinate when we will hopefully be
means to measure some decent points again. There was positively some-more in it
for us today, however, with so most action, we unequivocally have to be
happy with any automobile that creates it to a finish. All in all, a race
featured all that creates a DTM special: tighten racing, great
battles and overtaking manoeuvres galore. On a whole, it was a great
announcement for a DTM.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“Before a competition even started, Timo pronounced that he would work his way
forward, since we had achieved good here from a word go. Marco
and Augusto also showed that we were fundamentally unequivocally quick. Marco was
glorious in giveaway practice. Then came a mishap, though that kind of thing
can occur when we are pulling a cars to a limit. Augusto was
also carrying a good competition during first. We contingency now demeanour into accurately why
a doorway on his automobile came unstuck during a race. Whatever happened,
it was a genuine shame.”


Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team
RMG – subordinate result: 18th place, competition result: DNF,
points: 143):  

“In short, that was a unequivocally bad day for me. The repairs indispensable after
my mistake in subordinate cost us a lot of time. That meant we were
incompetent to take partial in qualifying. We afterwards indeed paced ourselves
unequivocally good in a race. we still had a lot of DRS activations left at
a end, and had comparatively uninformed tyres during a restart. we consider we was
using sixth when we mislaid downforce behind Paul di Resta and had to
expostulate by a dirt. With all a mud and mud in a car,
something pennyless and a competition was over.”


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

“The start was unequivocally earnest for me and we was means to compare a pace
during a front of a field. After a array stop, it looked like we were
in for a good race. Then a doorway flew off. There was no contact
before that happened, it only unexpected flew off.”


Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR –
subordinate result: 3rd place, competition result: 3rd
place, points: 143):  

“Hockenheim is my vital room. Every competition here is a genuine cracker. The
circuit unequivocally suits a cars. It is ideal for putting on a good show
– and we did that again today. we was following a conflict between René
Rast and Gary Paffett on a large screens whenever we upheld them, and
was only thinking: ‘Hey guys, wait for me. I’ll be there soon.’ In the
end, we had to settle for third place. It is a contrition that we didn’t
have a possibility opposite Robin Frijns and his uninformed tyres after the
reserve automobile period, however, a gait was good. Congratulations to René
on his fifth competition win in a row. That is a unequivocally conspicuous effort. We
will now demeanour brazen to tomorrow and see either we can plea then.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“We simply have to validate serve adult a grid tomorrow than we did
today. Philipp Eng’s five-place grid chastisement apparently did not assistance us
today. He was indeed on march for a points finish in a end, but
mislaid a few places after a collision. Joel Eriksson fell behind during
a restart after a reserve automobile period. Bruno Spengler was also well
down a margin after his tour into a sand bed. The preference to
make a second tyre change during a yellow flags valid to be the
right one and authorised him to finish in a points. That competition was
formidable to read. We now have a lot of work brazen of us to be means to
pull for a top-ten with all 3 cars again tomorrow.”


Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR – qualifying
result: 7th place, competition result: 12th place,
points: 98):  

“The chastisement we perceived for a third warning meant it was difficult,
from twelfth place on a grid, to make my approach by a field. On
a whole, that was not an easy race. However, hopefully we will be
behind in a points again tomorrow.”


Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 12th place, competition result: 9th place,
points: 77):

“After a good start, we unfortunately mislaid time in a pits because
something got stranded during a tyre change. we afterwards skidded into the
sand bed in a Sachs dilemma and forsaken serve back, nonetheless I
indeed had a good car. Fortunately, we afterwards had a reserve automobile period
and my group done a ideal preference to give me another set of fresh
tyres. That eventually authorised me to work my approach adult a field.”


Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM – qualifying
result: 11th place, competition result: 15th place,
points: 70):  

“It was unequivocally tough today. The start was utterly okay, however, the
initial army was not easy for us. We had a few good laps after a pit
stop though there was hit in a hairpin during a start, ensuing in
repairs to my left side. That influenced my opening and we had a few
problems. The gait was really there. We contingency now solve all the
small issues and pull tough again tomorrow.”