BMW Motorsport has enjoyed an extremely successful day as the DTM made its comeback at Brands Hatch. Augusto Farfus finished second in Saturday's race to reach the podium. Farfus also secured the 40th DTM podium finish for BMW Team RMG. This was also the first podium for the BMW works driver since the Sunday race at the 2016 season-opener at Hockenheim. Victory in the first Brands Hatch race went to Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes).
The DTM last paid Brands Hatch a visit in 2013. Three BMW drivers made it into the top-ten at this weekend's comeback. In addition to Farfus in second place, Philipp Eng (SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) and Marco Wittmann (BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM) crossed the line in fifth and ninth positions. Eng had finished the qualifying session as best-placed BMW driver, in fourth place.
Timo Glock (DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) and Joel Eriksson (BMW M4 DTM) had to settle for 13th and 14th places. Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) completed the race in 17th position.