Three BMW M4 DTMs in a points during a Red Bull Ring.

Bruno Spengler (CAN) was twelfth, Tom Blomqvist (GBR)
16th, and Augusto Farfus (BRA) was forced to retire with
a shop-worn car.


The qualifying:
After a morning’s free
use was behind due to thick fog, subordinate took place underneath a
bright sky during noon. Once again, it came down to small thousandths of
a second: Marco Wittmann was fourth fastest with a time of 1:22.054
minutes, though usually missed out on stick by 0.081 seconds. Maxime Martin
Augusto Farfus (Shell BMW M4 DTM) followed in eighth, ninth and
tenth. Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) finished subordinate in
13th place, while Tom Blomqvist (BMW Driving Experience M4
DTM) competent 16th.


The race:

A parsimonious conflict for a lead saw Marco Wittmann remove one position and
dump to fifth during a start. Augusto Farfus came off a lane during
his conflict with Lucas Auer (AUT, Mercedes) and strike a sand trap at
high speed, causing his automobile to leave a ground. The Brazilian was
primarily means to continue a competition during a behind of a field, but
subsequently had to lapse his automobile to a BMW Team RMG garage as it
was too exceedingly shop-worn to finish a race. Five of a 6 BMW
drivers came in for their array stops within a initial eleven laps. Only
Bruno Spengler stayed out for a longer initial stint, opting not to come
in for a tyre change until a 27th lap. Wittmann and
Martin eventually finished fifth and sixth. Glock was tenth, Spengler
12th, and Blomqvist 16th.


The reactions:


BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt: “That was a
tough race, in that we done a best of a conditions today. We were
really not means to compare a gait of a 3 Audis out in front,
though a whole margin was comparatively uniformly matched behind a those
three. You could see how formidable it was to overtake; nobody even
managed to pass Robert Wickens in a shop-worn car. We will take the
points for fifth, sixth and tenth and combine on scheming for
tomorrow. We will pull tough again.”


Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “We
had a churned subordinate result, and were afterwards incompetent to step it adult in
a race. We have to be happy with what we achieved. we will have to
take another tighten demeanour during a pile-up involving Augusto Farfus. In any
case, we have a lot of work to do to correct his car. We will try to
urge tomorrow. We contingency initial get to a front of a margin in
qualifying, and afterwards quarrel to urge a positions in a race.”


Marco Wittmann (#11, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
4th place, competition result: 5th place – 71 races,
8 wins, 18 podiums, 8 stick positions, 648 points, 2 drivers’
“Fifth place is flattering most a best we could have
hoped for today. we had a good throw with Robert Wickens. He was quick
and had good traction, that done it intensely formidable to attack
him, even with DRS. It did not work out in a end, though we have
another possibility tomorrow.


Augusto Farfus (#15, Shell BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
10th place, competition result: late – 81 races, 4 wins, 12
podiums, 6 stick positions, 374 points):
“That was not our
day. we had to snake to equivocate a collision right during a start. The
indirect outing into a sand shop-worn my automobile so exceedingly that we
eventually had to retire. we am happy that zero some-more serious
happened in a incident. we was means to save a set of tyres today, so
will conflict again tomorrow.


Timo Glock (#16, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
9th place, competition result: 10th place – 71 races,
4 wins, 8 podiums, 3 stick positions, 322 points):
start was okay. Unfortunately, we was on a wrong side in turns one
and three, that resulted in me losing places. After that, we
fundamentally only gathering around in a line for a rest of a race. There
was no possibility to overtake. In a end, we had to settle for one point.


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM): “We had
a good race. It is not so easy to make adult positions in this margin and,
as we could see, a few cars got in a way. However, we got on with
a race, kept a cold conduct and fought hard. Our array stops were very
good and Maxime climbed dual positions. We are happy with that.


Bruno Spengler (#7, BMW Bank BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
13th place, competition result: 12th place – 154
races, 15 wins, 48 podiums, 18 stick positions, 832 points, 1
drivers’ title):
“The competition plan was indeed a good
one. Maybe we could have stopped a small progressing but, on a whole,
it was okay. It was really formidable to pass and we had a whole train
of cars in front of me. We could not do any improved than twelfth, as
we simply could not overtake.


Tom Blomqvist (#31, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM – Grid
position: 16th place, competition result: 16th place
– 51 races, 1 win, 5 podiums, 2 stick positions, 194 points):
“That did not go quite good for us. We stopped on lap
one and pinned a hopes on a reserve car. Unfortunately, that was not
to be. We have to pierce on from that competition and urge tomorrow.


Maxime Martin (#36, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM – Grid position:
8th place, competition result: 6th place – 61 races,
3 wins, 10 podiums, 3 stick positions, 341 points):
place is not too bad. We did as good as we could have hoped. Audi was
simply really clever today. All in all, it was a good competition for me. It
was not easy, though we had a few good battles. we am happy with the
result. We scored some good points.


The standings:


Drivers: 1. Mattias Ekström (162 points), 2. Jamie
Green (134), 3. Lucas Auer (131), 4. Marco Wittmann (125), 5. René
Rast (124), 6. Mike Rockenfeller (116), 7. Robert Wickens (112), 8.
Maxime Martin (110), 9. Timo Glock (109), 10. Paul di Resta (97), 11.
Gary Paffett (76), 12. Bruno Spengler (74), 13. Nico Müller (66), 14.
Maro Engel (51), 15. Edoardo Mortara (49), 16. Augusto Farfus (29),
17. Tom Blomqvist (22), 18. Loic Duval (18).


Teams: 1. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (258 points), 2.
Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (228), 3. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport
Mercedes me (188), 4. BMW Team RBM (184), 5. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport
BWT (180), 6. BMW Team RMG (154), 7. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport
SILBERPFEIL Energy (148), 8. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (134), 9. BMW
Team RMR (131).

Manufacturers: 1. Audi (620 points), 2. Mercedes
(516), 3. BMW (469).


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