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HISTORIC VICTORY AT HOCKENHEIM.

HISTORIC VICTORY AT HOCKENHEIM.

Historic victory at Hockenheim.

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DTM HOCKENHEIM.

  • 01 Saturday: Victorious race debut for the new BMW P48 turbo engine.
  • 02 Saturday: Marco Wittmann claims his 12th DTM win in the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM.
  • 03 Sunday: Philipp Eng secures second pole of the year for BMW and is best-placed BMW driver in fourth in race two of 2019 DTM.
  • 04 Sunday: Top-ten finishes for Bruno Spengler, Timo Glock, Marco Wittmann and Joel Eriksson.

Highlights vom Samstag.

Sehen Sie hier die Höhepunkte des Samstagsrennens in der Videozusammenfassung.

SATURDAY.

Marco Wittmann and BMW win the first race of the new DTM turbo era.

BMW Motorsport has once again made DTM history. Marco Wittmann of BMW Team RMG took victory in the opening race of the 2019 season at the Hockenheimring on Saturday, and with it the first race of the new turbo era in the DTM. The two-time champion, at the wheel of the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, produced a flawless display in wet conditions, converting pole position into a prestigious race win. This was the 12th victory of Wittmann’s career and also marked the 82nd time that a BMW has been first across the DTM finish line. It also represented the perfect start to the 50th anniversary of BMW Turbo Power in motorsport.  
 
Timo Glock finished fourth in the JiVS BMW M4 DTM, narrowly missing out on another podium for BMW. He was spun by another car on the opening lap, but fought back strongly to climb through the field one place at a time. BMW newcomer Sheldon van der Linde came home sixth in the Shell BMW M4 DTM to score points on his debut. He was followed over the line in seventh place by the BMW Bank M4 DTM of Bruno Spengler.
 
Joel Eriksson was 13th in the CATL BMW M4 DTM. A sensor issue in the engine periphery prevented Philipp Eng from setting a lap time in qualifying, meaning he had to start the race from 17th. The Austrian eventually came home 14th.

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Marco Wittmann
That is absolutely awesome. Today we have made DTM history again with BMW Motorsport, taking the first win of the new turbo era.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director

Highlights vom Samstag.

Sehen Sie hier die Höhepunkte des Samstagsrennens in der Videozusammenfassung.

Philipp Eng, ZF BMW M4 DTM

SUNDAY.

Five BMW M4 DTMs in the points on Sunday at Hockenheim.

Five of the six BMW drivers finished in the points in race two of the 2019 DTM season at Hockenheim. Philipp Eng came home fourth in the ZF BMW M4 DTM, having started from pole position for the second time in his career. He was followed over the finish line by Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM), Timo Glock (JiVS BMW M4 DTM), Saturday’s winner Marco Wittmann (Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM) and Joel Eriksson (CATL BMW M4 DTM) in fifth, sixth, eighth and tenth places respectively. Only Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) missed out on a top-ten finish after he, like Wittmann, was spun by a rival car. Victory went to Audi driver René Rast.
 
The second race of the year featured an early safety car period, after which tyre management played a key role. Two races into the new season, two-time champion Wittmann tops the Drivers’ Championship with 34 points after his victory and pole position on Saturday. In the Manufacturers Championship, BMW is currently second with 93 points, behind Audi (110). The DTM now heads to Zolder on 18th/19th May for races three and four of the 2019 season.

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The pole position was very important. It did the whole team good after the past two days, which were not easy.
Philipp Eng, BMW Team RBM