DTM Hockenheim

TURBULENT, RAIN-SOAKED RACE TO FINISH THE DTM SEASON.

TURBULENT, RAIN-SOAKED RACE TO FINISH THE DTM SEASON.

Turbulent, rain-soaked race to finish the DTM season.

QUICK FACTS.

DTM HOCKENHEIM II.

  • 01 Saturday: Marco Wittmann drives the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM to second place.
  • 02 Saturday: Timo Glock, Bruno Spengler and Joel Eriksson also in the points.
  • 03 Sunday: Glock, Eriksson and Spengler all score points in the final race of the year.
  • 04 Sunday: Wittmann is the most successful BMW driver, finishing the DTM season third in the overall standings.

SATURDAY.

Podium for BMW and Marco Wittmann to start DTM finale weekend

At the Hockenheimring, Marco Wittmann from BMW Team RMG secured second place in the 17th race of the DTM season. The two-time champion, in the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, was the best-placed BMW driver, reaching the rostrum for the seventh time this year. Victory went to René Rast (Audi), while Timo Glock (JiVS BMW M4 DTM), Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Joel Eriksson (CATL BMW M4 DTM) also finished in the points.
 
Glock crossed the line in sixth place and Spengler finished eighth. Eriksson scored two points. Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) had to be content with 16th place on the 4.574-kilometre circuit. Philipp Eng (ZF BMW M4 DTM) retired due to a technical issue.
 
This was also the first opportunity for the DTM drivers to go up against their colleagues from the Japanese Super GT Championship. Jenson Button (Honda) recorded the best result among the guest drivers, finishing in ninth position.
 
Wittmann enjoyed a thrilling duel for the win with Rast at Hockenheim and now has 202 points in the drivers’ standings. He is 21 points behind second-placed Nico Müller (Audi), with another 28 points up for grabs on Sunday.

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The guys did a brilliant job.
Stefan Reinhold, Team Principal BMW Team RMG
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SUNDAY.

Glock best-placed BMW driver in fourth.

The 2019 DTM season concluded with an eventful wet race at Hockenheim. Timo Glock (JiVS BMW M4 DTM) was the best-placed BMW driver, finishing fourth. Joel Eriksson (CATL BMW M4 DTM) and Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) were also in the points, finishing in sixth and ninth positions. After 18 races, Marco Wittmann (Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM) was the most successful BMW driver, scoring 202 points and securing third place overall. Victory in the finale went to Nico Müller (Audi).
 
Outside the top ten, Wittmann, Sheldon van der Linde (BMW M4 DTM) and Philipp Eng (ZF BMW M4 DTM) crossed the line in twelfth, 13th and 14th positions. The race was interrupted due to a host of incidents at the end of the first lap and then restarted behind the safety car. The rain, heavy at times, continued throughout the race.
 
The DTM season may be over, but the fans still have one more highlight to look forward to this year: on 23rd/24th November, three BMW M4 DTMs will be competing at the “Dream Race” featuring the DTM and the Japanese SUPER GT championship at Fuji. Alessandro Zanardi and Kamui Kobayashi have already been confirmed as drivers.

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That was another extremely eventful race to round off the season here at Hockenheim.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Group Motorsport Director