Seven BMW drivers in the top ten
Augusto Farfus (BR) will start the seventh DTM race of the season in Zandvoort (NL) from pole position.
The Brazilian, at the wheel of the Shell BMW M4 DTM, clocked a fastest time of 1:31.266 minutes on the 4.307-kilometre circuit in the dunes. In doing so, he finished ahead of fellow BMW drivers Marco Wittmann (DE, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM), António Félix da Costa (PT, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM) and Maxime Martin (BE, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) in second, third and fourth.
In total, seven of the eight BMW M4 DTMs qualified in the top ten, making this BMW’s most successful qualifying result since returning to the DTM in 2012. Timo Glock (DE, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM), Tom Blomqvist (GB, BMW M4 DTM) and Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM) were seventh, eighth and ninth fastest. Martin Tomczyk (DE) finished 14th in the BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM.
Quote from the best-placed BMW driver.
“It was a great qualifying. We have had a good car all weekend and a strong overall package. We are now hoping for a good start to the race, then we will see what is possible. It will be a long race, particularly for the tyres. However, we have every chance of getting a good result if we can get off to a good start.” – Augusto Farfus (BMW Team RBM, 1st)
Facts and Figures.
Circuit Park Zandvoort, 4.307 kilometres
Sunny, 22 degrees Celsius
Augusto Farfus (BR, BMW Team RBM), 1:31.266 minutes
BMW Motorsport results*:
#18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team RBM, Shell BMW M4 DTM
1:31.266 minutes – 1st
#1 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM
1:31.274 minutes – 2nd
#13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM
1:31.274 minutes – 3rd
#36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RMG, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM
1:31.363 minutes – 4th
#16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team MTEK, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM
1:31.647 minutes – 7th
#31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, BMW M4 DTM
1:31.650 minutes – 8th
#7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM
1:31.656 minutes – 9th
#77 Martin Tomczyk (DE), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM
1:31.758 minutes – 14th