BMW Team RMG best-placed BMW driver in Hockenheim

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Published on May 3rd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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BMW Team RMG best-placed BMW driver in Hockenheim

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On a drying track, the reigning DTM champion qualified third in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, with a personal best of 1:34.968 minutes. Martin Tomczyk, António Félix da Costa and Maxime Martin line up in sixth, seventh and ninth positions. Augusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist are relegated five grid positions due to a breach of the rules during the warm-up. They will start race two of the weekend from 18th and 24th. The second pole position of the season went to Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller with a fastest lap of 1:34.516 minutes.

Quote from the best-placed BMW driver:

“I said after yesterday’s disappointing opening race that today would be a new day with a new chance to attack. I did a very good job of proving that in qualifying. We are now very well placed for the race. We will have to wait and see what the weather does. It is forecast to rain. Whatever happens, we will do our best to get the maximum out of the race.” – Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 3rd)

Facts and figures.

Circuit/length:

Hockenheimring, 4.574 kilometres

Conditions:

Very overcast, 14 degrees Celsius

Pole time:

Mike Rockenfeller (Audi), 1:34.516 minutes

BMW Motorsport starting positions:
#1 Marco Wittmann, BMW Team RMG, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM

1:34.968 minutes – 3rd

#77 Martin Tomczyk, BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM

1:35.112 minutes – 6th

#13 António Félix da Costa, BMW Team Schnitzer, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM

1:35.113 minutes – 7th

#36 Maxime Martin, BMW Team RMG, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM

1:35.304 minutes – 9th

#7 Bruno Spengler, BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM

1:35.514 minutes – 14th

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