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PODIUM FOR WITTMANN AND BMW IN THE FINAL RACE.

Podium for Wittmann and BMW in the final race.

QUICK FACTS. DTM HOCKENHEIM.

  • 01 Sunday: Marco Wittmann ends the final race of the 2018 DTM season in second place.
  • 02 Sunday: All six BMW drivers in the top-ten – Eng is rookie of the year.
  • 03 Saturday: Timo Glock fights back from eighth on the grid to claim third spot on the podium on Saturday.
  • 04 Saturday: Bruno Spengler also in the top ten.

Highlights vom Samstag.

Sehen Sie hier die Höhepunkte des Samstagsrennens in der Videozusammenfassung.

SATURDAY.

Timo Glock fights back from eighth on the grid to claim third spot on the podium.

Saturday’s race at the Hockenheimring saw Timo Glock (DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) return to the strong form he showed at the season-opener at the same venue. The German came home third to claim a podium result in the penultimate race of the 2018 DTM season. This was BMW’s 15th podium of the season. Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) finished ninth to score two points.
 

Philipp Eng (SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) and Joel Eriksson (BMW M4 DTM) had to settle for 12th and 15th place at the end of an eventful race. Marco Wittmann (BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (Shell BMW M4 DTM) failed to finish. René Rast (Audi) took the race win.

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Hockenheim is my living room. Every race here is a real cracker. The circuit really suits our cars.
Timo Glock, BMW Team RMG

Highlights vom Samstag.

Sehen Sie hier die Höhepunkte des Samstagsrennens in der Videozusammenfassung.

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SUNDAY.

Podium for Marco Wittmann and BMW in the final race of the season.

BMW M Motorsport ended the 2018 DTM season with a strong team result. Marco Wittmann, at the wheel of the BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, finished second in the final race of the year to take his place on the podium for the sixth time this season. Before the race he had secured his first pole position of the year in qualifying. Wittmann was joined on the podium by race winner René Rast (Audi) and the new DTM champion, Gary Paffett (Mercedes). All six BMW drivers came home in the top-ten and picked up points in the 20th race of the season.
 
Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) crossed the finish line in sixth place, ahead of Augusto Farfus (Shell BMW M4 DTM), Philipp Eng (SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM), Joel Eriksson (BMW M4 DTM) and Timo Glock (DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) in positions seven to ten. This represents the first time this year that all six drivers have finished in the points.
 
BMW ends the 2018 DTM season, with 623 points, in second place in the Manufacturers Championship – behind Mercedes but ahead of Audi. Wittmann, with 164 points to his name, is the best-placed BMW driver in fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship. Glock is just behind him in fifth place with 144 points. BMW Team RMR ends the year in fifth place in the Team competition. Eng is the rookie of the year with 102 points.

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The DTM season draws to a close with another exciting race in Hockenheim – with Marco Wittmann on the podium, all BMW drivers in the points, and a thrilling conclusion to the title race.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director