DTM Spielberg

Preview DTM Spielberg.

BMW M Motorsport enters the 2018 DTM season finishing straight in Styria.

The 2018 DTM season is entering the finishing straight for BMW M Motorsport and the BMW DTM teams: this weekend, the Red Bull Ring near Spielberg hosts the penultimate event of the year. BMW M Motorsport is set to reach another big milestone. Saturday’s race will be BMW’s 300th in the history of the DTM. BMW fielded works teams in the DTM between 1984 and 1992. The manufacturer then returned to the series in 2012, since when it has contested 100 races in the new DTM. The Red Bull Ring, nestled in the picturesque Styrian landscape, has been a happy stomping ground for BMW in recent years. The nine races the BMW DTM teams have contested there so far have yielded four victories and ten podiums in total. Among the most memorable successes in Austria are the one-two-three in 2013 and the top-four lock-out in 2014. This season, the BMW DTM drivers have won four races and picked up a total of 14 podium results. The most recent of these came at the Nürburgring, courtesy of second place for Bruno Spengler in Saturday’s race and third place for Marco Wittmann in race two on Sunday.

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“I am already really looking forward to the weekend. I really enjoy driving at the Red Bull Ring and love coming to the Styria region.”
Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR):
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Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“We enter the finishing straight in this year’s DTM at Spielberg. We have two weekends ahead of us, at which we want to thrill the fans with some exciting motor racing. The Nürburgring showed once again just how evenly-matched the field is. All three manufacturers featured on the podium after both races – that is exactly what the fans want to see. The final four races of the year promise to be very exciting. Our goal is to get the maximum out of them and to add more wins and podiums to our record for the season. We will concentrate and work hard from the first to the last minute to achieve this. After contesting our 100th race since returning to the series in 2012 at the Nürburgring a fortnight ago, we will reach another important milestone for our brand on Saturday: BMW’s 300th race in the DTM. We could not wish for a more beautiful backdrop for this achievement than the Styrian mountains.”

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Philipp Eng

Philipp Eng (#25 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR):

“The facility at the Red Bull Ring is simply awesome and, in my opinion, different to anything else in Europe. I have also always been successful there: my Spielberg qualifying and podium record is very good. I hope we have a good race weekend.”

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Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG):

“After the strong weekend at the Nürburgring, where I picked up plenty of points, I am hoping for a similar performance at Spielberg. We have always had a good car there in the past and have won races at the Red Bull Ring. As such, it is one of my very favourite circuits. We still have four races ahead of us, and I hope we can push hard again in the final stages of the season. Our goal is to battle for third place in the championship. I think it is becoming less and less likely that we will be able to reel in first and second place. We have to accept that, but third place would be a nice way to end the season.”

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Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR):

“We have always enjoyed good results at Spielberg in the past. As such, I am hopeful that we will have good speed there. I am already looking forward to the weekend. It is always a nice race, and the whole event is excellent every year.”

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