Timo Glock heads to Lausitzring this weekend for the second DTM round of 2017 as the best driver of BMW Motorsport in the standings.
The Team RMG driver battled hard in the season opener at Hockenheim to finish second in the first race and eighth in the second, leaving the Baden-Wüttemberg track in fourth position in the standings, 15 points behind leading Lucas Auer of Mercedes.
“Lausitzring will be an incredible spectacle for the fans. I have very positive memories of the Lausitzring, even though BMW hasn’t always done so well there. I am excited to see how we are positioned this year and I’m looking to a full stand and a full paddock,” said Glock.
Reigning champion Marco Wittmann had a difficult start to the season this year, currently placed sixth overall, but has good memories of the Lausitzring.
“Things have usually gone well for me at the Lausitzring in the past that was where I brought home my title in 2014. And I did very well there in 2016 with fourth and sixth place, even though the track has never really suited us. I am extremely confident and think that with the new car and the new rules there is uncertainty on every racetrack this year. It goes without saying that the aim is to get a good result,” said Wittmann.
BMW Motorsport is third in the manufacturers’ standings, 49 points behind Mercedes AMG and 36 less than Audi Sport.
Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt hopes that the changes DTM is facing this year will again bring a good show for the spectators: “The DTM delivered everything that we pledged it would at the season opener in Hockenheim. It was not only the races that were real thrillers, but the qualifying sessions too. We wanted to give the fans even more action – and we succeeded. It also showed that the focus really is on the drivers this year. In particular, this was demonstrated by Timo Glock and Marco Wittmann.”