The Critic's Corner.
    Points of Note in this article... I said after yesterday's disappointing opening race that today would be a new day with a new chance to attack.
    OFFICIAL #DTM Report: Daimler - DTM, Round 1, Hockenheim/Germany, Race 2 03/05/2015 9:09pm
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    OFFICIAL #DTM Report: BMW - DTM, Round 1, Hockenheim/Germany, Qualifying 2

    DTM champion Wittmann starts race two of the season from third on the grid - Four BMW M4 DTMs in the top ten.

    Hockenheim (DE), 3rd May 2015. Marco Wittmann (DE) of BMW Team RMG was the best-placed BMW driver in the second qualifying session in Hockenheim (DE). On a drying track, the reigning DTM champion qualified third in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, with a personal best of 1:34.968 minutes.

    Martin Tomczyk (DE), António Félix da Costa (PT) and Maxime Martin (BE) line up in sixth, seventh and ninth positions. Augusto Farfus (BR) and Tom Blomqvist (GB) are relegated five grid positions due to a breach of the rules during the warm-up. They will start race two of the weekend from 18th and 24th. The second pole position of the season went to Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller (DE) with a fastest lap of 1:34.516 minutes.

    --- Quote from the best-placed BMW driver:
    "I said after yesterday's disappointing opening race that today would be a new day with a new chance to attack. I did a very good job of proving that in qualifying. We are now very well placed for the race. We will have to wait and see what the weather does. It is forecast to rain. Whatever happens, we will do our best to get the maximum out of the race." - Marco Wittmann (BMW Team RMG, 3rd)


    Facts and figures.
    Hockenheimring, 4.574 kilometres
    Very overcast, 14 degrees Celsius
    Pole time:
    Mike Rockenfeller (DE, Audi), 1:34.516 minutes


    BMW Motorsport starting positions:
    #1 Marco Wittmann (DE), BMW Team RMG, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM
    1:34.968 minutes - 3rd
    #77 Martin Tomczyk (DE), BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM
    1:35.112 minutes - 6th
    #13 António Félix da Costa (PT), BMW Team Schnitzer, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM
    1:35.113 minutes - 7th
    #36 Maxime Martin (BE), BMW Team RMG, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM
    1:35.304 minutes - 9th
    #7 Bruno Spengler (CA), BMW Team MTEK, BMW Bank M4 DTM
    1:35.514 minutes - 14th
    #16 Timo Glock (DE), BMW Team MTEK, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM
    1:35.557 minutes - 16th
    #18 Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW Team RBM, Shell BMW M4 DTM
    1:35.446 minutes - 18th
    #31 Tom Blomqvist (GB), BMW Team RBM, BMW M4 DTM
    1:36.101 minutes - 24th


    Both BMW Team RBM drivers, Augusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist, were relegated five grid positions for breaching a rule during the warm-up.

    The last time Martin Tomczyk qualified higher than sixth place was at the Nurburgring (DE) in 2012, when he qualified fifth.
    Seventh place was António Félix da Costa's best qualifying result since the Hungaroring (HU) in 2012, where he qualified fifth.

    The second of this year's 18 DTM races begins at 13:40.

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