Hockenheim (DE), 3rd May 2015. Martin Tomczyk (DE) came home fourth in the second race of the 2015 DTM season in Hockenheim (DE), making him the best-placed BMW driver. The 2011 DTM champion produced a flawless display in the BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM, first in dry conditions and then in the rain, and narrowly missed out on the podium.
The rain started to fall a third of the way into the 60-minute race and resulted in plenty of action on the wet track. Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann (DE) finished fifth in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. BMW Team MTEK team-mates Bruno Spengler (CA) and Timo Glock (DE) also picked up valuable points in ninth and tenth. Victory in Sunday’s race went to Audi’s Mattias Ekström (SE).
Reactions to the second race of the 2015 DTM season.
Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “That was an exciting race today, in really difficult conditions. The fans were treated to spectacular manoeuvres every minute throughout the entire race. We made good use of our options today. Martin Tomczyk, in particular, drove a flawless race and fully deserved to be the top BMW driver in fourth place.”
Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, 4th): “That was one of my most exhausting races. I had a few problems with the tire pressure in the rain. That is why I was unable to hang on to a podium position and had to let Gary Paffett through. We had a good, fair fight. Congratulations to him and the winner Mattias Ekström. They were simply faster than me today. Despite that, I am very happy with fourth place.”