DTM Nürburgring

STRONG TEAM PERFORMANCE AT THE NÜRBURGRING.

STRONG TEAM PERFORMANCE AT THE NÜRBURGRING.

Strong team performance at the Nürburgring.

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DTM NÜRBURGRING.

  • 01 Saturday: Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann secure the 50th and 51st podiums for BMW Team RMG’s home race.
  • 02 Saturday: Spengler passes 1,000-point milestone.
  • 03 Sunday: Philipp Eng, Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler in the points on Sunday.
  • 04 Sunday: Marco Wittmann retires from 100th race for BMW Team RMG due to a technical problem.

SATURDAY.

Spengler and Wittmann on the podium for BMW; five drivers in the top-ten.

Two BMW drivers were able to celebrate on the podium after the 15th round of the 2019 DTM season at the Nürburgring. At the BMW Team RMG home event, Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Marco Wittmann (Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM) claimed second and third places. While Spengler defended his grid position throughout the race, Wittmann was able to move up from eleventh to finish in the top-three. A total of five BMW M4 DTMs finished in the points as victory went to René Rast (Audi).
 

Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) reached seventh place in the Eifel mountains, followed by Joel Eriksson (CATL BMW M4 DTM) and Timo Glock (JiVS BMW M4 DTM) in eighth and ninth positions. Philipp Eng (ZF BMW M4 DTM) had to make do with 14th place in the race after struggling with gearbox issues in qualifying.
 

These were the 50th and 51st podiums for BMW Team RMG in the DTM. Spengler also reached a milestone: he has now scored more than 1,000 DTM points (1017) in his career. Wittmann celebrated his sixth podium finish of the year, while Spengler reached the top-three for the second time in 2019, having previously claimed victory at the Norisring.

Wittmann remains the best-placed BMW driver, in third place with 182 points. However, he was able to reduce the gap to second place and is now 33 points behind Nico Müller (Audi).

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The team really earned that after all their very hard work.
Bruno Spengler, BMW Team RMG
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SUNDAY.

Philipp Eng, Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler in the points on Sunday.

After Saturday’s double podium, the six BMW DTM drivers endured a difficult 16th race of the season at the Nürburgring. Philipp Eng finished in eighth place at the wheel of the ZF BMW M4 DTM, scoring four points in the overall standings. Timo Glock (JiVS BMW M4 DTM) and Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) also reached the top-ten,  finishing in ninth and tenth positions. Jamie Green secured the win on Sunday. After finishing third, fellow Audi driver René Rast has now been confirmed as 2019 DTM champion.
 
Joel Eriksson (CATL BMW M4 DTM) and Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) reached eleventh and 16th positions for BMW Team RBM at the Nürburgring. A drive-through penalty was imposed on van der Linde after a collision with Glock on the second lap. 
 
An oil leak in the engine periphery forced Marco Wittmann to head for the pits to retire his Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM. The race in the Eifel mountains marked his 100th DTM appearance for BMW Team RMG. The two-time champion is the best-placed BMW driver in the overall standings, in third place with 182 points.

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Gemessen an unserem Startplatz war es ein ganz gutes Rennen.
Philipp Eng, BMW Team RBM