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Source: BMW Group the lausitzring. The BMW Teams have experienced a difficult anniversary race of the DTM at the lausitzring (GER). In the 500. DTM race of the history, Marco Wittmann (GER) drove in the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, as the best-placed BMW driver in sixth. Philipp Eng (AUT, ZF, BMW M4 DTM) was forced to start after a rule violation and subsequent disqualification in the Qualifying from the pit lane. From there, he showed a strong catch-up race and was tenth. Sheldon van der Linde (RSA, Shell BMW M4 DTM), Joel Eriksson (SWE, CATL BMW M4 DTM) and Bruno Spengler (CAN, BMW Bank M4 DTM) came on the positions eleven, 13 and 14 to the finish. Timo Glock (GER, JiVS BMW M4 DTM) from arbitration. The victory went to René Rast (GER, Audi). Audi also secured the manufacturers ‘ championship.

Responses to the 14. The DTM race in 2019 at the lausitzring .

Rudolf Dittrich (head of BMW Motorsport vehicle development):”First of all also from my side congratulations to the DTM to 500. The race in its history. The fantastic scenery here at the lausitzring, was worthy of such an event. Unfortunately, we had to race to be a difficult anniversary. After a difficult Qualifying we managed it in the hot conditions to improve in the race is crucial. In such a narrow field, Overtaking is very difficult. Nevertheless, Marco Wittmann has offered once again a very strong combative performance. Also, Philipp Eng has shown after his Start from the pit lane a remarkable recovery. Congratulations to René Rast to win and to Audi on winning the manufacturers ‘ championship. We will focus now is to finish at the Nürburgring and in the season finale in Hockenheim, the season with several Top results. We are basically in the situation, we have proved so far, six Wins in this season several times already.“

Stefan Reinhold (Team Manager BMW Team RMG): “With the conditions we had on the weekend, it was difficult to put the qualifying position into the race. It only works by doing its job 100 percent. Both the drivers in the car and the team. We tried that. With Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler we still have to see exactly what it was. At the moment, I can not say much about that. “Marco Wittmann (

Timo Glock

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