DTM 2013: BMW Secures Pole with a 1-2 Finish at Nurburgring

BMW has secured pole position for tomorrow’s DTM race at the Nurburgring by scooping a 1-2 finish. Veteran Augusto Farfus was fastest in the BMW Team RBM car, he was followed by Marco Wittmann of the BMW Team MTEK who finished second. Excited Farfus said,

“This pole is a dream. We had a hard day today and we worked a lot on the set-up of the car, because the track provides very little grip. After that, the car was great to drive, but tomorrow’s race will be long. I want to score many points, the championship is too far away,”


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It was a tough race for Audi, their best placed car was the Phoenix Team Audi RS5 driven by Miguel Molina, he finished third with a time of 1:23.451. Audi showcased a thrilling 1-2 finish at DTM Moscow with Mike Rockenfeller who had a hard time in todays race after finishing 11th. Molina managed to show hopes for his team, he remarked;

“I am very happy, that was a great qualifying for me. This season, we had many hard days, so being able to challenge for victory is all the more beautiful for me. A lot of things can happen in the race tomorrow. In the DTM, every day is different, but I am looking forward to the race.”

The best placed Mercedes was that of Gary Paffett which finished fifth, it was followed closely by two other Mercedes; that of Daniel Juncadella and Robert Wickens. Rockenfeller is still the leader when the points add up, he also seemed optimistic after the race and this is what he had to say. “It is quite simple: we were too slow. That is too bad, but in the previous races, we have moved up to the front even from further down the order. Moreover, we have to see what the weather will be doing tomorrow,”

Published: August 18, 2013 4:02 am

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