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.