For the fifth race weekend of the 2018 DTM season, BMW M Motorsport heads to the North Sea where races nine and ten will be held at Zandvoort.
For the fifth race weekend of the 2018 DTM season, BMW M Motorsport heads to the North Sea where races nine and ten will be held at Zandvoort. The “Circuit Park” there is an iconic track in the dunes – demanding and fast in equal measure. BMW drivers have brought home a total of four wins there since 2012 and are eager to end the first half of the 2018 season with a strong performance. BMW Team RMG’s Marco Wittmann is currently the best-placed BMW driver in the overall standings. With 92 points to his name, he is in third place. His team-mate Timo Glock has clocked up the same number of points, but is in fourth place due to a lower number of wins (Wittmann two wins, Glock one win). Wittmann in particular is full of confidence heading to the North Sea coast. He recently finished on the podium three times in a row, which saw him consistently make up ground on the leaders in the driver’s standings.
“We can draw positive interim conclusions, not only because we have brought home three wins and seven other podiums in the races to date, but also because the fans have experienced gripping duels, thrilling motorsport and many emotions.”
Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):
Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG):
“Zandvoort is one of my favourite tracks. I have enjoyed more success in the DTM there than on almost any other track to date. I have already brought home some wins and pole positions there, and am really looking forward to it. Naturally, I am taking a lot of momentum from the Norisring with me. I had a week off after my home race, and now my batteries are recharged.”
Timo Glock (#16 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR):
“Zandvoort has always been a really good track for us to date. Of course, that applies to me in 2017 in particular, when I won. I hope that we will have the optimum set-up there again this time. My rhythm at the Norisring was not very good. I will give it my all to make sure things are better at Zandvoort.”