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Source: BMW GroupLausitzring. In the 13th race of the DTM season at the Lausitzring (GER), Marco Wittmann (GER, Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM) took fourth place as best placed BMW driver. Although he narrowly missed the podium, but made good in the drivers’ standings due to the failure of front runner René Rast (GER, Audi). At the same time he cracked the mark of 1,000 points in his DTM career thanks to the twelve points for fourth place. He is now at 1,006 points. In addition to Wittmann, Philipp Eng (AUT, ZF BMW M4 DTM) finished fifth, Joel Eriksson (SWE, CATL BMW M4 DTM) eighth and Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) ninth in the points. Timo Glock (GER) was knocked out prematurely after a technical defect in his JiVS BMW M4 DTM. Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) finished 16th as a broken door had to be replaced on his Shell BMW M4 DTM. On Sunday, the DTM will be hosting the 500th race in its history. Reactions to the 13th DTM race in 2019 at the Lausitzring. Rudolf Dittrich (Head of BMW Motorsport Vehicle Development): “Marco Wittmann achieved a strong fourth place after a good qualifying session and a great start and made up ground in the drivers’ standings. Also Philipp Eng, Joel Eriksson and Bruno Spengler have shown a good race with some interesting duels and made it into the top-10. Too bad that Timo Glock has failed due to a technical defect and thus missed a possible points placement. In Sheldon van der Linde had a broken door to be changed. Thanks to the many spectators here at the Lausitzring, who made for a great atmosphere. Congratulations to Nico Müller for winning – and of course to Bruno Spengler for his 36th birthday this weekend. “Stefan Reinhold (Team Manager BMW Team RMG):” Today was a difficult qualifying session. We were able to improve our starting positions a bit. We then tried to use the tires optimally. But there was nothing more to do today. The whole team did a great job. Now we are fully focused on tomorrow. “Marco Wittmann (
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