september 08, 2018 - BMW Motorsport

DTM - Race 1 - Spengler reaches the podium for BMW – four BMW drivers in the points at the Nürburgring

Nürburgring. In the 15th race of the 2018 #dtm season, BMW Team RBM’s #brunospengler achieved his first podium finish of the season at the Nürburgring (GER). After 40 laps, the Canadian driver crossed the finishing line second in the BMW Bank M4 #dtm. Three more BMW drivers followed Spengler into the top-ten.

Victory went to Audi driver René Rast (GER), while Timo Glock (GER) put on a successful charging performance in the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 #dtm to move up from twelfth place and cross the line in fourth. Right behind him, BMW Team RMG driver Marco Wittmann (GER) drove the BMW Driving Experience M4 #dtm to fifth place. Wittmann’s team-mate Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) finished ninth, scoring two points. Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW M4 DTM) and Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) finished in twelfth and 16th positions.

Before the 100th race for BMW since the #dtm comeback in 2012 gets going on Sunday, the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife will be the focus of attention in the morning. BMW works driver Martin Tomczyk (GER), working as a race expert for German TV channel SAT.1, will then be #racing through the “Green Hell” with the BMW M4 #dtm Race Taxi.

Reactions to Saturday’s race at the Nürburgring:

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“We can really be satisfied with this result. It was a great race here at the Nürburgring with second, fourth, fifth and ninth places for BMW - we scored some good points. The fans witnessed some great fights on track. One or two #people may have crossed the line at times, but that is how it is in the #dtm and touring car #racing. We have got some homework to do for tomorrow, to help us do better in qualifying. #brunospengler especially deserves congratulations for the first podium finish of the year, in second place. He was able to give himself a belated wedding present and he has also disproved the theory that #racing drivers slow down when they get married. Congratulations to René Rast and Audi on today's win.”

Further information in the press release to download