BMW M4 DTMs rating factors in Sunday’s Spielberg race

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Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM) was the best-placed BMW driver within the third to race of the DTM season on the Purple Bull Ring (AUT). The BMW Crew RBM rookie crossed the road in fifth place to report a top-five end for the third time this season. Timo Glock (GER, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) completed seventh to attain extra factors within the drivers’ championship. Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) claimed ninth place in his dwelling race. As on Saturday, victory went to Audi driver René Rast (GER).

Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW Driving Expertise M4 DTM) missed out on the factors in 14th place. Nevertheless, he stays the best-placed BMW driver within the drivers’ standings, in fourth place with 143 factors. Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Financial institution M4 DTM) ended the race in 15th place, whereas Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) retired as a result of technical issues.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“Our drivers actually needed to battle exhausting for his or her factors as we speak. Sadly, fifth, seventh and ninth locations had been the very best we may have accomplished as we speak. Joel Eriksson drove a really stable, constant race. He was just about in a position to preserve with the velocity of the Mercedes forward of him, however he didn’t have sufficient to mount an assault. Timo Glock made an incredible begin however then obtained caught up in site visitors and we had been additionally unable to push him additional ahead with our technique. Philipp Eng additionally labored exhausting to attain his two factors with a really robust end. We had hoped to do higher however now we’ll focus on getting ready for Hockenheim to report some prime outcomes once more within the season finale. Congratulations to Mercedes on successful the producers’ championship – and to René Rast on his victory.”

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Stefan Reinhold (Crew Principal, BMW Crew RMG):

“We could be semi-satisfied with Timo Glock’s outcome. No less than he was in a position to rating some factors. After a tough qualifying session, we weren’t in a position to enhance on Marco Wittmann’s and Augusto Farfus’ positions. Augusto was pushed off to 1 facet after which began to endure from technical issues. We should take a detailed take a look at that to see if there may be any connection. We’ll stick with it battling and attempt to rating loads of factors once more at Hockenheim.”

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Expertise M4 DTM, BMW Crew RMG – qualifying outcome: 17th place, race outcome: 14th place, factors: 143):  

“We simply didn’t have the efficiency to get into the top-ten as we speak. After qualifying, we made an early cease within the race and gambled on having a security automotive interval. That didn’t occur. That completed off our possibilities of ending larger up. General, it was a disappointing day. It’s Hockenheim up subsequent, the place I’d love to do higher to spherical off the season.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#15 Shell BMW M4 DTM, BMW Crew RMG – qualifying outcome: 16th place, race outcome: DNF, factors: 50):  

“The beginning went fairly properly, all in all. However then we had a technical drawback that was in all probability related to an earlier battle. It’s a actual disgrace that we needed to retire early however we didn’t have a lot of an opportunity in any case.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Crew RMR – qualifying outcome: 7th place, race outcome: 7th place, factors: 127):  

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“I truly had an excellent begin however then I obtained caught up in a little bit of a tussle within the first flip and misplaced some locations. My velocity was just about OK after that, however the prime three had been simply too quick. We’ve obtained to be happy with ending seventh.”

 

Bart Mampaey (Crew Principal, BMW Crew RBM):

“It was race for Joel Eriksson. After beginning the time without work with a powerful qualifying efficiency, he was in a position to defend his place. We had pit cease and Joel then additionally did job on the lap out of the pits. Congratulations to him and the entire group. Philipp Eng then rounded off the nice group outcome by ending within the factors. Nevertheless, now we have to proceed engaged on our tempo.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Crew RMR – qualifying outcome: 10th place, race outcome: 9th place, factors: 98):  

“I’m more than happy with my velocity, significantly within the second stint. Because the Nürburgring weekend, the group and I’ve been working exhausting to enhance my tyre administration throughout the race. That actually paid off right here. Sadly, I did get hit with a penalty after my collision with Lucas Auer, regardless that I couldn’t do something about it as I used to be pushed.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Financial institution M4 DTM, BMW Crew RBM – qualifying outcome: 15th place, race outcome: 15th place, factors: 75):

“I had a little bit of dangerous luck in flip three and needed to brake as there was contact between two or three vehicles in entrance of me. That value me loads of locations, though I had made an excellent begin. In fact, it was not straightforward to overhaul after that, as everybody was ready to make use of DRS. Now now we have to analyse what we will enhance forward of Hockenheim, so that every one the BMWs do higher once more in qualifying. Then it is going to be a distinct story within the race.”

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Joel Eriksson (#47 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Crew RBM – qualifying outcome: 6thplace, race outcome: 5th place, factors: 60):  

“I’m happy with my race and with the outcome. We made essentially the most out of our alternatives as we speak. It was not straightforward to get the tyre administration proper nevertheless it labored out in the long run – and we had been in a position to rating some good factors for me and the group.”

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