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).