DTM: BMW Stripped of Brands Hatch Pole

Brands Hatch, UK: After turning the fastest lap in qualifying, Martin Tomczyk’s team RMG had his car underweight and he was stripped of the pole. A devastating blow- but with Augusto Farfus (BR) now lining up in second place, in front of Joey Hand (US) in third. Bruno Spengler (CA) starts the second race of the season from fourth. Marco Wittmann (DE), Andy Priaulx (GB), Timo Glock (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE) start from sixth, seventh, tenth and 14th respectively giving BMW a fighting chance to take home a victory.

BMW M3 DTM Hockenheim

Fantastic start to the 2013 DTM season for BMW Motorsport: at the end of the 42 laps, Augusto Farfus (BR) won the opening race in Hockenheim (DE) at the wheel of the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM. This was the BMW Team RBM driver’s second DTM victory, following his triumph in Valencia (ES) in 2012. A wonderful drive and a strategic tour de force saw BMW Team Schnitzer’s Dirk Werner (DE) fight back brilliantly from 20th on the grid to finish runner-up in the SAMSUNG BMW M3 DTM.